Tag Archives: microgrid technology

The Promise of Renewable Energy Microgrids for Rural Latin America

Since the adoption of the utility business model in the early 20th century, governments have relied on extending their national transmission grids to supply electricity to remote populations. Many countries in Latin America have followed this model. In the few cases where grids were not extended, electrification has been achieved by installing local diesel generation. […]

NYU Law: Making the Switch: The Guarini Center Works to Bring Solar Microgrids to Small Island Nations

On October 1, the Guarini Center lead “Cleaner, Resilient Power for Island States,” a workshop featuring keynote speaker Lyndon Rive, CEO and cofounder of SolarCity, a leading provider of solar power that sponsored the workshop. This workshop examined how recent advances in microgrid technology and services may foster new opportunities to build cost effective clean […]