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microgrid
Jeff St. John

A microgrid powered only by solar and batteries points the way to bigger all-renewable grids

Australia’s Horizon Power and partner PXiSE showed they could power a town without generators. The implications for expanding renewable energy are massive.

A microgrid powered only by solar and batteries points the way to bigger all-renewable grids
electric vehicles
Jeff St. John

EDF Renewables makes smart EV charging the centerpiece of its distributed energy strategy

Subsidiary PowerFlex makes software for EV fleets that enables on-site solar, batteries, energy management and microgrids.

EDF Renewables makes smart EV charging the centerpiece of its distributed energy strategy
off-grid
Jeff St. John

Ikea and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1B to seed distributed clean energy in developing nations

The funding seeks to empower 1 billion of the estimated 2.5 billion who lack access to reliable electricity.

Ikea and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1B to seed distributed clean energy in developing nations
energy storage
Jason Deign

The architecture firm that wants to combine gravity storage with data centers

Data centers have to test their backup generators at least every month. WZMH Architects has a plan for what to do with the energy that is wasted.

The architecture firm that wants to combine gravity storage with data centers
electric vehicles
Jeff St. John

AlphaStruxure’s solar-powered, electric-bus-charging microgrid

A new county project in Maryland combines key decarbonization elements in a no-money-down package.

AlphaStruxure’s solar-powered, electric-bus-charging microgrid
solar finance
Jason Deign

Expanding solar access in Africa through artificial intelligence

It's hard to measure risk for solar investing in sub-Saharan Africa. Nithio has raised $30M to change that.

Expanding solar access in Africa through artificial intelligence
distributed energy
Jeff St. John

How distributed energy can harden the Texas power grid

Natural-gas microgrids and battery-backed solar can hedge against climate change risk — maybe even without major policy changes.

How distributed energy can harden the Texas power grid