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Ameresco Plots Larger Role for Solar and Storage

The microgrids and energy-efficiency specialist says the number of viable markets for on-site solar and storage is growing. Ameresco is best known as a commercial and industrial energy services company, or ESCO, competing against giants like Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls and a host of other national and regional providers on HVAC retrofits, LED lighting upgrades, […]

World Bank: Cost declines in solar-plus-storage could see 490 million relying on microgrids by 2030

Plummeting solar-plus-storage costs could help electrify millions worldwide by facilitating a ten-fold explosion of mini-grid systems, a new report from the World Bank has said. The 19,000 mostly hydro- and diesel-based mini-grids that power 47 million people today could boom to 210,000 systems powering 490 million by 2030, according to the institution. Its report said […]

Saft Battery Acquires Go Electric

Saft acquired 100% of the shares of Go Electric Inc., a US-based developer of distributed energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial & industrial customers. Go Electric’s microgrid power controller technology, combined with energy storage, can enable customer sites by islanding them from the grid should a power outage occur. The technology also helps to […]

Schneider Buys Stake in AutoGrid to Tap Its Software for Distributed Energy and Microgrids

Investment in the Silicon Valley startup could boost French electric tech giant’s distributed energy integration capabilities, from design to operations. Schneider Electric has invested in Silicon Valley startup AutoGrid, with plans to put its data analytics and machine learning to use in managing distributed energy resources and microgrids for industrial and commercial customers. Wednesday’s investment […]

Sungrow Debuts a New Energy Storage System

At ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo April 16-18, Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, premiered its fully Integrated ESS (Energy Storage System) Solution and DC Coupled PV & Storage System Solutions. As the Energy Storage (ESS) market continues to grow in the United States, Sungrow leads the industry as it pushes towards a new […]

New DoE framework puts energy storage at heart of Philippines’ energy reforms

Questions around who should own, operate and ultimately benefit from the deployment of energy storage systems could soon be resolved in the Philippines after the government Department of Energy (DoE) issued a set of draft guidelines. In order to accommodate energy storage as an enabler for the modernisation of its electricity networks, the Philippines’ Department […]