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WoodMac: Natural Disasters No Big Catalyst for Microgrid Deployment

WoodMac: Natural Disasters No Big Catalyst for Microgrid Deployment

After Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico and ripped out its electricity infrastructure, renewables developers quickly descended on the island to offer clean energy and resilient solutions such as battery storage, residential solar and microgrids. Leading industry names like Tesla, Sunrun and Siemens all angled to get a slice of what was seen […]

Schneider Electric, Scale Microgrid Solutions Agree to Co-create Microgrid for Bowery Farming

Schneider Electric, Scale Microgrid Solutions Agree to Co-create Microgrid for Bowery Farming

The new hybrid microgrid system will be built for the farm’s newly commissioned facility in New Jersey, which will be designed to support indoor vertical farming. That microgrid will involve a rooftop solar array and natural gas generator, coupled with a lithium-ion battery storage system. A cloud-connected system behind the meter will connect the microgrid.

Cannabis Growers Eye Microgrids to Cut Energy Bills

Cannabis Growers Eye Microgrids to Cut Energy Bills

Indoor growers are looking to cut spiraling electricity consumption with custom-built microgrids in U.S. states where cannabis cultivation is legal. The firms are considering solar, co-generation and battery systems as ways to cut the cost of energy, which is the second-biggest overhead for many growers, said Duncan Campbell, vice president of project development at Scale […]

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