Entrepreneurs are increasingly investing in clean minigrids to cover unreliable utility services.
The collective we should be focusing far more attention on innovation within the transmission system.
The critical systems at its facility in Richmond, California, can operate for up to three hours when the broader grid goes down.
Military microgrids are expected to reach $1 billion in the next eight years.
Strategies like isolated generation, cross-sector planning and partnerships, and planning for the unplannable will apply far beyond islands like Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
The demand from grain mills, water pumping, health clinics, barbershops and countless other businesses is there.
The island has faced blackouts for the past eight months. Enter the mini-grids?
The media might be excited about the possibility of microgrids and solar on the Island of Enchantment, but physical and political obstacles remain.