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China’s Solar, DC-Powered Microgrid, Courtesy of Intel, Nextek, LBNL and People Power
China’s Xiamen University enlists partners to use direct-current solar power for lights, HVAC and data centers. Will DC-to-the-desktop be next?
Green Jail to Demonstrate Power of Microgrids
Software developed at Berkeley Lab will help minimize costs and maximize reliability
Xiamen University Partners With Leading Technology and Energy Providers to Build China's First Direct-Current Microgrid
Canadian Solar, Intel Corporation, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Nextek Power Systems, People Power Company and Xiamen University Collaborate to Change the Way China Manages, Controls and Consumes Energy
Jail gets its own grid
Dublin facility seeks greater efficiency, security
The Microgrids/DER group at LBNL awarded new project with U.S. DoD.
Together with partners Bosch Software Innovations and Akuacom, the Microgrids/DER group has been awarded funding for FY 2012 as part of the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (DOE ESTCP).
Direct-DC webinar files + recording now available
You can listen to the Direct-DC webinar that took place on 2011 Nov 3.
WEBINAR: Direct-DC Power Systems for Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration
The Direct-DC Power Systems for Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration webinar will be taking place tomorrow. Thursday 3-November.
EETD Seminar Series: Prospects for Microgrids in the Republic of South Africa
S.P. Chowdhury and Sunetra Chowdhury will be visiting LBNL on Wednesday 12-October 2011 and giving a noon talk titled "Prospects for Microgrids in the Republic of South Africa".
Smart Grid Peer Review presentations now posted
The presentations for the Smart Grid Peer Review which took place November 2-4, 2010, are now posted.
50 New Storage Viability Optimization Web Service (SVOW) Users in 4 Days
Project background:California’s industrial, agricultural, and water (IAW) sectors may offer many promising applications for electrical storage, but choosing and operating storage under complex tariff regimes poses a daunting technical (and economi


General Microgrid News

Industrial/Ph.D. Course in Microgrids 31 November / 2 Oct 2011
Industrial/PhD course on Microgrids 31. November at 8:30 - 2. October at 16:30 at the Aalborg University, Denmark.
Vacancies at Imperial College London
Position(s) open at Imperial College London. Note closing date is 4th January 2011.
ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia
The 8th International Conference on Power Electronics (ICPE 2011 - ECCE Asia) will be taking place at the Shilla Hotel, Jeju Island, Korea, on May 30 - June 3, 2011.
Industrial/Ph.D. Course in Microgrids 18-19 November 2010
The Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg, Denmark is offering a course in Microgrids on the 18th and 19th of November 2010.
FYI: Call for Abstracts - The 2nd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies April 4-6 2011
Call for Abstracts for MICRoGEN 'II