Turning Public Transit into a Solar Paradigm

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:13:00 +0000

An innovative project that combines solar power with electric buses is POWER’s Distributed Energy Award winner. The microgrid it created can help the community during emergencies, as well as during peak

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Zinc Batteries Power Stationary Energy Storage

Credit to Author: Josef Daniel-Ivad| Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 12:28:20 +0000

As solar, wind and other renewable resources play a larger role on the power grid, renewables’ essential partner—energy storage—must keep pace to provide power at peak hours when the sun doesn’t shine, and the wind doesn’t blow. Rechargeable zinc batteries offer an ideal energy storage solution; they can release power back to the grid for […]

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Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Credit to Author: P.R. Kumar| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:10:18 +0000

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“Cyber-physical systems” are the next generation of closely integrated physical and cyber systems. Several critical systems such as the power grid, autonomous transportation systems, and process control systems are examples of cyber-physical systems. They are liable to be attacked by malicious agents who can compromise the sensor measurements being used to control them. Indeed, there […]

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Reliability, Resiliency, Cost, and Climate Driving C&I Power Systems

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:15:00 +0000

Commercial and industrial (C&I) entities want to ensure they have electricity when they need it. Businesses also are looking at sustainability, decarbonization, and control of their energy costs as factors

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INL Mulling Building New Nuclear Reactor to Energize Net-Zero Campus Microgrid

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 19:30:48 +0000

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is exploring designing, building, and operating an onsite nuclear reactor resource as part of a broader effort to achieve net-zero emissions at its sprawling campus in Idaho Falls by 2031. Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), an entity that manages and operates the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, on April 29 launched […]

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Native American Tribe Leads The Microgrid Revolution In California

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 19:58:36 +0000

A Native American tribe in California created its own microgrid in 2011. During the rolling blackouts that hit the state last fall, it provided much needed electricity for critical community services.

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Western Australia Utility Removing Poles & Wires In Renewable Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 19:25:19 +0000

stand-alone solar Western AustraliaUtility companies and grid operators in Western Australia are taking down poles and wires and replacing them with standalone systems that use solar panels, inverters, and batteries to create local microgrids.

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The POWER Interview: Technology Helps Integrate Renewables to the Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:31:15 +0000

Patrick Lee, who founded and leads PXiSE Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of San Diego, California-based Sempra Energy, is a proponent of energy sharing. His company builds enhanced grid management systems, using data, insights, and algorithms “to maximize efficiency and reliability of all DERs [distributed energy resources] as one system.” In other words, a PXiSE-supported microgrid […]

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Off-Grid Microgrid: Solar + Batteries + Thermal Generation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Today’s microgrid installations showcase a variety of configurations and control systems. Commercial and industrial sites are finding innovative ways to power their operations, particularly those in remote

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