April 5th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
Planners in Fremont, CA, appear to be the first to complete a solar microgrid system with battery backup for a fire station in the United States, seeking to be more hardened against wildfire, utility blackouts, hurricanes, or other threatening events
March 5th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
A project to build a solar+storage community microgrid within the Montecito, CA, fire district is being developed as a national model for other communities across the country, according to the Clean Coalition and the World Business Academy. The two organizations are boot-strapping the project and have raised some funding for the microgrid, within the unincorporated community of about 10,000 in Santa Barbara County
January 18th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
San Diego has an untapped 500 megawatt solar potential at commercial sites within the city, with parking lots representing three-quarters of the total, according to a new survey by the Clean Coalition.
November 14th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
California is leading the nation with several pilot projects to reward more rooftop solar energy generators and other distributed energy resources in specific locations as an alternative to utilities’ needs to invest in upgrading their electricity generation networks
October 30th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
CleanTechnica’s Charles W. Thurston recently talked with Doug Karpa, the policy director of the Menlo Park-based Clean Coalition about his organization’s efforts to convince CAISO, the California Independent System Operator of the grid, to treat wholesale distribution-connected solar generators and grid storage more fairly in terms of transmission charges that eventually trickle down to customers.
February 6th, 2017 | by John Farrell
Everyone hates paying for something that they don’t use (how many cable channels do you have?). In California, local electricity customers may finally get satisfaction about paying for the transmission grid capacity that they don’t use
July 11th, 2016 | by John Farrell
Originally published on ilsr.org. Most microgrids today are single buildings that rely on diesel generators to run when the grid is [&hellip