Top 5 Microgrid News – H1/2020 by THEnergy

The new edition of our “Top 5 Microgrid News” features microgrids on islands, at office and university buildings and small community. It covers projects in the United Emirates, USA, UK, and Switzerland. It features Nurai Island Resort, Enerwhere, Isle au Haut Electric Power Company, Kilowatt Labs, Electricity Works Walenstadt, Swansea University, Redflow, EDF, and PowerFlex.

Top 5 Microgrid News – H1/2020 by THEnergy

The new edition of our “Top 5 Microgrid News” features microgrids on islands, at office and university buildings and small community. It covers projects in the United Emirates, USA, UK, and Switzerland. It features Nurai Island Resort, Enerwhere, Isle au Haut Electric Power Company, Kilowatt Labs, Electricity Works Walenstadt, Swansea University, Redflow, EDF, and PowerFlex.

 

Top 1

Nurai Island Resort integrates floating solar to reduce diesel costs

More and more hotels & resorts go green! In Abu Dhabi, this island resort goes green with a microgrid provided by Enerwhere that integrates floating solar.

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/how-abu-dhabi-s-luxury-zaya-nurai-island-is-championing-sustainability-with-floating-solar-panels-1.979011

 

Top 2

Remote Isle au Haut in Maine (USA) is building a microgrid that integrates solar power and a supercapacitors

The Isle au Haut Electric Power Company compared several renewable energy alternatives and opt for 300kW due to cost reasons. The microgrid will have a 1MW supercapacitor storage housed in two, 20-foot containers and provided by the US manufacturer Kilowatt Labs.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/tiny-island-off-coast-maine-could-be-renewable-energy-model-for-rest-world-180974415/

 

Top 3

Swiss community completes trial of solar blockchain microgrid

37 households in Walenstadt (Switzerland) traded locally produced power on a blockchain-based system covering 33% of their electricity demand with self-generated solar power. The local utility, Water and Electricity Works Walenstadt (WEW), bought any surplus generation bridged supply gaps with additional power if local generation couldn’t meet the demand.

https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/switzerland-community-completes-trial-of-solar-blockchain-microgrid/

 

Top 4

Zinc-bromine flow battery used as storage solution for a building microgrid

A 120kWh Redflow zinc-bromine flow battery has been commissioned and is operating at Swansea University. It is storing and suppling renewable energy on a microgrid that powers the Swansea University Active Building demonstrator.

https://www.world-energy.org/article/10430.html

 

Top 5

Microgrid provides cost reductions at EDF’s North America headquarters

The utility’s microgrid comprises a 209KWp solar carport, 182KWp solar rooftop, 280KW battery storage system and 43 PowerFlex electric vehicle chargers. The system helps to reduce both energy and demand charges.

https://www.smart-energy.com/renewable-energy/edf-launches-innovation-drive-microgrid-at-north-america-headquarters/

 

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