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Community Microgrid Models Emerge

Affordable energy storage and an uptick in personal wealth are creating new business opportunities for community microgrid developers, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  The global increase in personal wealth may come as a surprise to those in the United States, who are constantly reminded of income inequality and a struggling middle class. But globally, many in poverty-stricken areas are …

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Energy Storage Deployments Double Year over Year

The latest market data from the Energy Storage Association and GTM Research confirms that U.S. deployment of advanced energy storage systems is growing fast. Some 60.3 MW/53.1 Mwh of energy storage capacity was installed across the nation in this year’s third quarter, according to ESA and GTM’s latest ¨U.S. Energy Storage Monitor.¨ 3Q deployments doubled from a year ago and …

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Google, Duke Join in Sourcing Data Center Power from New NC Solar Facility

Data Centers are among the largest and fastest growing consumers of electricity in the United States. According to NDRC, data centers are one of the “key drivers in the construction of new power plants.”  In 2013, US data centers required the equivalent of 34 large (500MW) coal plants, and is on track to hit 50 by 2020. This coincides with global efforts to …

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