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The idea of using microgrids to protect against power outages is gaining more credibility in states including Connecticut and New Jersey. Businesses also are studying the technology closely, especially as an energy storage component of on-site renewable energy installations. One of the first companies to actually proceed is Konterra Realty in Maryland.
Microgrids, by all accounts I’ve seen, are projected to increase considerably in the coming years. There are several good reasons for that, including more reliable electricity, more secure electricity, and assistance in integrating renewable energy into the grid.
Standard Solar and Solar Grid Storage have announced that construction is complete on their solar microgrid project located in Maryland. This project was announced earlier this year. It is a grid-interactive energy storage system that is co-located with a new 1,368-panel photovoltaic array creating one of the nation's first scale microgrids.
Standard Solar (Rockville, MD, USA), in collaboration with Solar Grid Storage (Silver Spring, MD, USA) announced that construction is complete on the solar micro-grid project at Maryland-developer Konterra’s corporate headquarters in Laurel, MD, USA.
The town of University Park,Md. – hometown of The Muppet’s creator, Jim Henson – has discovered that it is easy being green. Located four miles outside Washington, D.C., the town’s University Park Elementary School became the first public school in Prince George’s county with a solar array.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors Aug. 27.
Solar power “soft” costs remain the United States’ greatest opportunity for cost reductions in solar energy deployment. These costs — which include permitting, inspection, interconnection, financing, customer acquisition, and others — represent approximately half of the total installed cost of residential solar systems, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Standard Solar, in partnership with Solar Grid Storage, in late June announced the installation of a grid-interactive energy storage system co-located with a new photovoltaic (PV) array, creating one of the nation's first commercial scale micro-grids.
Maryland's University Park Elementary School (UPES) is installing a rooftop photovoltaic solar array projected to generate up to $18,000 each year in addition to clean energy. Raised through the sale of electricity and renewable energy tax credits, the revenue stream will be shared by the school and the town of University Park.
Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. is constructing a rooftop solar array for the University Park Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Md. The project, scheduled for completion later this month, is a partnership between the Town of University Park and the county's public school system.