Corporations With 100% Renewable Energy Goals Now Account for 150 Terawatt-Hours per Year

September 22, 2017

Corporations continue to ignore President Trump’s charade over the Paris climate agreement.

During Climate Week NYC, the Climate Group announced a record number of companies have signed on to a 100 percent renewable power commitment by 2020. Major financial institutions Citi and JPMorgan Chase & Co. joined the pledge, bringing the group to 110 companies. Those corporations account for 150 terawatt-hours of energy per year.

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Tag: Solar PV

What Landowners Should Know about Solar Land Leases

September 22, 2017

As large solar arrays become more popular, more and more landowners have been approached by solar energy companies interested in long-term ground leases. There are many important factors to consider when deciding whether a solar array is the right fit for a piece of land.

Microgrid Energy Installs Rooftop Solar on MilliporeSigma's New LEED Certifiable Building

September 11, 2017

Image of Solar PV Array

MilliporeSigma, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, worked with Microgrid Energy to install a rooftop solar array on its new LEED certifiable facility in Burlington, Massachusetts. The facility was custom-built by The Gutierrez Company for MilliporeSigma and incorporated countless energy efficiency measures.

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Tag: Solar PV

Community Solar Team Grows Stronger with Recent Hires

August 29, 2017

In late 2016 Microgrid Energy decided to apply its extensive engineering, construction, and development experience to the exciting community solar sector. Community solar, which allows businesses and consumers to purchase renewable energy from local solar farms (also known as solar gardens), is growing in popularity as more states pass legislation to make it a reality. Community solar has seen success in states such as Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts, and a number of other states will be implementing programs in the coming year. These programs provide an attractive option for those who might not otherwise be able to install solar on their own roof or property, such as renters or people with a lot of shade on their property. 

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Microgrid Energy Installs Microgrid for Fire Station

August 17, 2017

Microgrid Energy recently completed a solar PV-based microgrid installation at Fremont Fire Station 11 in Fremont, California. They microgrid will allow the fire station to continue operating in the event of a grid outage, while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint and locking in their energy rates for the foreseeable future.

Microgrid Energy Installs Whole Foods Market Solar Portfolio

July 31, 2017

Whole Foods Solar Array Picture

Microgrid is currently wrapping up the installation of solar arrays on twelve Whole Foods Markets across the country.  The first projects were installed in Massachusetts and Texas at the end of 2016, and the last projects are being installed in California this summer.  The portfolio totals more than 1.6 MW, with sites ranging from 27 kW at the smallest to 883 kW at the largest.  The twelve projects represent the first phase in a larger portfolio that includes over sixty sites.

In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

June 14, 2017

According to the Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly, a bit more than 10 percent of all electricity generated in the US in March came from wind and solar power (including both distributed residential solar panels and utility-scale solar installations). That’s a record number for the country, and it reflects continuing effort to install more renewable capacity across the nation.

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Tag: Solar

US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016

February 16, 2017

In its biggest year to date, the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016.

This represents a 95 percent increase over the previous record of 7,493 megawatts installed in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) previewed this data in advance of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight report, set to be released on March 9.

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Tag: Solar PV

Microgrid Energy Moves to Downtown St. Louis

February 03, 2017

Microgrid Energy recently expanded into a new office space in downtown St. Louis, solidifying a commitment to its flagship office and headquarters. Located at 224 N 7th Street, the office is just down the street from Busch Stadium and a short walk from the Gateway Arch. 

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Maplewood Recognized as EPA Green Power Community of the Year!

November 01, 2016

Microgrid Energy is is proud to announce that the City of Maplewood, Missouri has received the 2016 Green Power Community of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This annual award recognizes the country’s leading green power users for their commitment to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary renewable energy market. The EPA presented the City of Maplewood with the award at an event held in conjunction with the 2016 Renewable Energy Markets conference in San Francisco, California on October 17, 2016.

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