PacStar Microgrid Lab: Alive and Generating Power

PacStar’s microgrid lab is well underway, with a solar on the roof, smart inverter, protection relay and loads installed.   This enables us to develop, integrate and test software against real devices, not just simulations.   Amazing how many steps even a small installation requires – engineering, permits, interconnection agreements with PGE, inspections, etc.

IEA says we need 3x investment in clean energy innovation

The International Energy Agency just released a report showing we are far short of the clean energy progress required to limit the increase in global temperatures.   They call for a 3x investment in clean energy technologies in order to achieve the 40% reduction in fossil fuel emissions needed to limit global temperature increases to Read more about IEA says we need 3x investment in clean energy innovation[…]