Batteries board new electric vessels

By Jason Deign Battery-based microgrids are helping the shipping industry go through a quiet electric-power revolution, said an expert at the 5th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum last week.

The rapid growth of Advanced Microgrid Solutions continues as it prepares to announce a new major global investor, after signing contracts for Tesla energy storage, and with Shell and Southern California Electric. Photo credit: Tesla Motors

AMS on growth plans, new investor

By Jason Deign San Francisco, California-based start-up Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) has confirmed it is set to announce “a very large global strategic” investor, probably later this month. The investor, described as being active “both on the…

Island energy storage: could an islanded microgrid have helped in the Vanuatu cyclone disaster?

Could microgrids save lives on remote islands?

Upcoming debate on energy storage in microgrids was given a sense of urgency over the weekend as Cyclone Pam tore across Vanuatu in the Pacific. As the devastated island nation issued a plea for international help, one of…