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Microgrids For Industrial Sites

By |2021-01-17T19:24:01-08:00December 15th, 2020|

In addition to their use by institutions and communities in search of energy independence, microgrids and other distributed energy systems (DES) are ideal for industrial sites that do not--or cannot--rely on a weak local grid. Energy During Outages Outages are something industrial sites cannot afford to happen. These can dramatically impact the bottom-line and hamper

After Pandemic Dip, Microgrid Growth Not Slowing Down

By |2021-01-04T18:54:39-08:00December 15th, 2020|

Microgrid experts say the industry was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pandemic could actually end up being a boost for the deployment of microgrids. The pandemic is affecting the microgrid industry negatively in the short run, but could be more positive in the long run and even result in microgrid growth, according to

Hiking In The Canopy Of Sub-Transmission

By |2020-12-21T22:26:16-08:00December 8th, 2020|

The other day, I went for a hike with my pup in the mountains above Santa Barbara. We picked a trail that was nice and strenuous, but didn’t seem to offer the best views; so, as I am known to do, I threw an audible and decided to take a detour back to the trailhead.

Microgrid Financing With Energy-as-a-Service

By |2020-12-21T22:25:57-08:00December 3rd, 2020|

Energy-as-a-service (EaaS) is becoming an attractive business model for financing microgrids, but the concept must be applied in a scalable and consistent, yet flexible way according to microgrid developers participating in a recent conference on the topic. Microgrid developers at the Microgrid 2020 Global Conference held by Microgrid Knowledge shared their thoughts on how to

What are Power Purchase Agreements?

By |2020-12-21T22:25:32-08:00December 1st, 2020|

Many businesses and organizations are developing projects to create renewable and/or distributed energy systems. These can use a variety of technologies to generate power, including photovoltaic, microturbines, fuel cells, or other sources. These projects generate power and sell it on a microgrid and many times they use power purchase agreements (PPA) to help facilitate it.

Microgrid Tech: Which Systems Are Here to Stay

By |2020-12-21T22:25:04-08:00November 26th, 2020|

Whether you're a small-scale manufacturer with a need for on-site energy production or a power supplier in need of a supplemental peak energy turbine, there's a good chance you've scanned the lineup of DES technologies and been left wondering how to choose from what's available and which microgrid tech systems are here to stay. There's

Solar Options For Microgrids

By |2020-12-21T22:24:44-08:00November 24th, 2020|

Developers of solar microgrids and other distributed energy systems (DES) have various solar options for microgrids available to them, ranging from the types of solar panels used, how they are mounted and what other components are deployed in support. All these considerations have various efficiency and cost impacts. Types Of Solar PV And Their Various

Non-Solar Options For DES

By |2020-12-21T22:24:24-08:00November 19th, 2020|

Distributed Energy Generation, can alternatively be known as Distributed Energy Systems, Solutions or Services, or DES, primarily consists of a variety of small operators who not only generate energy for their own homes, communities, businesses or organisations but who also feed any excess energy into the central grid, usually in return for an incentive such

Looking Back Into The Future

By |2020-12-21T22:24:04-08:00November 16th, 2020|

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life.” Theodore Roosevelt As VECKTA’s co-founders, it is an honor to have set out on this journey together with our team to create a global

Renewable Energy Storage

By |2021-02-28T21:12:55-08:00November 12th, 2020|

Energy storage resources such as batteries are not only seen as a great match for intermittent renewable generation, but are viewed as crucial for more widespread adoption of renewables in the U.S. and globally to meet climate goals. Renewable storage technologies are useful in offsetting the variable output of wind and solar, for example, as

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