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Tag: "microgrids"

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Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.

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Carnegie Clean Energy to build 10MW solar farm in WA

Carnegie Clean Energy to build 10MW solar farm in WA

Carnegie kicks off Lendlease JV with 10MW solar plant in Northam, and with plans to add storage and “replicate it all over Australia.”

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Carnegie, Lendlease join forces to target "massive" microgrid market

Carnegie, Lendlease join forces to target “massive” microgrid market

Carnegie Clean Energy’s EMC and Lendlease Services ink major deal to corner Australia’s multi-billion dollar microgrid market.

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Carnegie Wave trebles bet on micro-grid market with EMC purchase

Carnegie Wave trebles bet on micro-grid market with EMC purchase

Carnegie Wave takes full ownership of Energy Made Clean, saying South Australia blackout underlines case for renewable based micro-grids.

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WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it's cheaper

WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it’s cheaper

WA power utility Horizon is leading a big switch from centralised fossil fuel generation to local generation. The economics of past supply models are no longer competitive with current and future technology choices.

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NRG, university to test electric cars on solar and storage microgrid

NRG, university to test electric cars on solar and storage microgrid

Nissan and Honda will let the university tap the batteries of nine EVs for use on the local micro-grid.

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10 renewable micro grids that are reducing reliance on fossil fuels

10 renewable micro grids that are reducing reliance on fossil fuels

Affordable renewable energy provides island and remote communities an alternative to the risks and drawbacks from relying solely on oil for energy.

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San Francisco prepares for the "big one" with microgrids

San Francisco prepares for the “big one” with microgrids

So the City of San Francisco is not taking any chances—they’re preparing for the (next) big earthquake with microgrids.

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Australia's energy future could be network of renewable micro-grids

Australia’s energy future could be network of renewable micro-grids

micro-grids are an obvious solution to Australia’s soaring electricity costs, where the network has to cover huge areas, at the cost of massive cross-subsidies that support it. They will be used to take whole towns off grid, but most will be linked so that they can trade.

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ABB says microgrids with 50 per cent solar do not need storage

ABB says microgrids with 50 per cent solar do not need storage

ABB has raised the upper limit for microgrid renewable-energy penetration without storage.

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Renewable energy microgrids are the future

Renewable energy microgrids are the future

There is a big shift happening for homes, and whole communities, to look after their own energy needs. Microgrids are the future, but what matters most is how network companies respond.