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Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids

Microinverters Moving Into Commercial-Scale Solar: When Will It Happen?
12/23/2013

Back in mid-August, Vine Fresh Produce in Ontario unveiled a 2.3-MW solar rooftop array on its greenhouse, the largest commerical rooftop project under the province's feed-in tariff (FIT). This system notably incorporates a technology that's been more familiar in the U.S. residential solar market: microinverters.
 
2013 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: Konterra Solar Microgrid
11/18/2013

Energy storage is a fairly overlooked option when it comes to solar projects. Batteries are a necessary addition when the solar system is out in the wilderness and most definitely off-grid, but when it comes to larger commercial installations in urban environments, energy storage isn’t often included in the plans.

Read the Solar Builder Magazine article here

New batteries to change solar energy storage
11/07/2013

While electricity sourcing from storage technologies for renewable energy is only emerging, it could soon become mainstream. Inspired by electric car energy storage, tech companies are providing customers of residential solar systems with batteries that can store solar power, according to Fortune Magazine.

Read the Strategic Sourceror article here

Acres of solar panels to power major MD wastewater treatment plants
11/06/2013

Two large fields of several solar panels were unveiled at the Western Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Upper Marlboro, Md., and the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown, Md., by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

Read the House Solar Energy article here

Macro Opportunities In Microgrids
10/31/2013

It hasn’t been easy to live in Connecticut the last couple years. First Hurricane Irene slammed through the state in August 2011, leaving some residents without electricity for weeks. A freak Halloween snowstorm two months later brought wires down again.

Read the Electrical Contractor article here

Maryland Companies Complete One of The Nation's First Solar-Powered, Commerical Migrogrids
10/31/2013

It is the first, commercial, islandable, clean-powered microgrid in the state of Maryland and one of the first in the entire country.

Read MCEC's The Current article here

3 Factors Driving the Marriage of Solar and Energy Storage
10/28/2013

On the surface, it makes little sense to put a big battery bank next to a commercial solar array. As it is, solar power is still more expensive than the grid in many places, so adding pricey batteries would just push the cost of energy up more.

Read the Greentech Media article here

Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall
10/20/2013

New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country.

Read the Baltimore Sun article here

Laurel company shines new light on solar energy storage
10/17/2013

Laurel-based real estate developer Konterra Realty is hoping to light the way towards renewable energy by hosting Maryland’s first commercial solar microgrid system.The Konterra Solar Microgrid is a prime example of Maryland’s innovation economy moving forward,” said Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D), who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the solar microgrid Tuesday afternoon at Konterra’s headquarters in Laurel.

Read the Gazette article here

Gov. O’Malley celebrates completion of state’s 1st commercial solar microgrid
10/16/2013

LAUREL – On Tuesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley – joined by FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and executives from Standard Solar, Konterra and Solar Grid Storage – dedicated the state of Maryland’s first commercial solar micro grid at Konterra headquarters in Laurel.

Read the Baltimore News Journal article here