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Browsing the "Microgrids" Category

Democratizing Energy & Community Solar Investment

September 11th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, CleanTechnica Director Zach Shahan sits down with Matt Moroney, cofounder and COO of Raise Green, to discuss Raise Green’s efforts to leverage crowdfunding for investment in clean energy projects nationwide, including its brand new accelerator program that CleanTechnica is breaking the news about


Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

August 4th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and management solutions with Siemen's core solutions in the building automation and cloud platform space


Silence Before The Storm At Chibwe Primary School — An Example Of Rural African Energy Development

July 9th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

You often hear about the rapid technological developments in African countries like Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and others. CleanTechnica writer Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai keeps us updated on the potential of the electrical vehicle in the growing African middle class and the potential of microgrids in more rural areas. But the development is somewhat slower in terms of energy and information technology in very remote rural areas


Renewable Energy Is Electrifying COVID-19 Isolation Centers In Nigeria

June 20th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned our 21st century existence, wreaking havoc on both social and cultural norms and our way of life. It has also crippled the global economy and continues to impact diverse business sectors and industries — travel, transportation, education, and manufacturing


Adapting To Fire: How Cities Can Enhance Resilience With Distributed Energy

March 5th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As California experienced uncharacteristically low precipitation in February, normally its peak rainy season, parts of the state are moving into drought conditions. This is likely to increase wildfire prevalence in the state in 2020, and it underscores the point that communities need to be thinking about a range of strategies to increase their resilience to wildfires


Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

January 20th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge


10 Puerto Rican Schools Receive Resilient Microgrids

January 4th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

A year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without power, schools have equipped themselves to withstand future weather events and grid outages to continue providing education to their students


Id Mjahdi Is Africa’s First Fully Solar-Powered Village

December 20th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

A small village in Morocco, Id Mjahdi, has become the first village on the entire continent of Africa to become completely powered by the warm rays of the sun. Africa contributes to less than 1% of global solar power capacity, according to the International Energy Agency, but solar is very competitive there



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