Tag Archives: microgrids

Why can’t this California biomass plant get off the ground

California’s Tahoe Basin has lots of dead wood. Why can’t it be burned to generate electricity? A biomass plant proposed near Squaw Valley stumbles yet again. Meanwhile, a goal for 100 percent renewables for Squaw Valley and maybe a microgrid, too. Continue reading

Posted in Mountain towns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apartment developer aims for new, energy-smart way

Developer Brice Leconte says he aims to revolutionize how apartments are made in the United States, and that goal has him partnering in research with NREL. Continue reading

Posted in Mountain towns | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apartment developer aims for new, energy-smart way

Battery storage, microgrids and grid resiliency

Is battery storage where the cost of solar PV was before prices began tumbling. If so, it could allow much deeper penetration of renewables into the electrical grid. Xcel Energy is trying to get ahead of that curve. Continue reading

Posted in Mountain towns | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Battery storage, microgrids and grid resiliency