Defining your microgrid project’s business model is the process through which you identify the economic benefits and underlying financial structure of your project. This should justify the investment you are making as well as define any ancillary benefits, such as resiliency, that might be more difficult to monetize or quantify. This process is especially important if you are not a utility who might be able to rate-base costs and you need to show financial metrics for your investment with a higher level of certainty.
The quest to create a zero-carbon future and the drive for a more resilient, flexible power grid are not mutually exclusive goals. Utilities who were once resistant to islanded distributed generation projects are now developing renewably powered microgrids at a rapid pace. Here’s why.
As the clean energy industry enters 2019, it can be tempting to get discouraged by the dire climate news that came out toward the end of 2018. But there is good news on the horizon too. What can you do to make a truly sustainable difference?
The customer relationship doesn’t end after solar is installed. In fact, it’s only the beginning.
As the renewable energy industry, specifically solar, gains traction among the residential and commercial markets, a frequent topic of conversation is, “How can a nonprofit organization take advantage of solar energy?” Although there are challenges associated with a nonprofit taking the solar journey, it is doable, and can be an essential piece of not just