Science and Technology:
When researchers talk about “islanding,” or isolating, from the grid, they are discussing a fundamental benefit of microgrids, or small systems powered by renewables and energy storage devices. The benefit is that microgrids can disconnect from larger utility grids and continue to provide power locally. [Science Daily]
A small German town […]
European leaders agreed to cut carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2030, in a move that could pave the way for a global treaty on tackling climate change next year. The wording means that the target could be raised to 50% in the event an ambitious emissions reduction deal is agreed in Paris […]
By George Harvey
Most readers of Green Energy Times may know that Green Mountain Power (GMP) has been working to make Rutland the solar capital of the area. Their effort has been extended, however, into the development of microgrids. They are partnering for this effort with NRG, which has developed both equipment and software.