Gunnison County Electric Association Partners with Microgrid Energy for 675 kWdc Project East of Gunnison
July 10, 2018
The Board of Directors for Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) recently approved funding for two solar projects that will be developed by Microgrid Energy. These projects will enable GCEA to save money on electricity procurement while supporting local clean energy projects. The first project site is east of Gunnison and will be 675 kWdc. The second project site is south of Crested Butte and will be in the 400-700 kWdc range. Construction is slated for Summer 2019.
Mountain Parks Electric Enters into Solar Power Agreement with Microgrid Energy for Project in Jackson County, CO
May 09, 2018
Mountain Parks Electric recently signed a 20-year agreement with Microgrid Energy to purchase the power generated by 1.3 megawatt solar array that will be developed later this year. This agreement enables Mountain Parks Electric to save on wholesale power costs while also increasing their local renewable power supply.
April 25, 2018
Thanks to a partnership with Microgrid Energy, Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority’s electricity will be offset by solar power before the end of 2018.
March 26, 2018
Microgrid Energy’s one-megawatt Community Solar project in Garfield County, Colorado was recently given the green light for development! Construction is scheduled to begin later this summer and is expected to be complete by October. The project will generate enough power to serve the equivalent electrical needs of 175-200 homes annually, providing clean, renewable energy at a fixed-rate for local subscribers for many years to come.
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.
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.
September 11, 2017
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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2017
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.