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RTCC’s Susan Sanford: Cleantech is solving global energy, environmental challenges

Susan Sanford Editor’s note: Susan Sanford, Executive Director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the Research Triangle Region’s cleantech economy. RALEIGH — The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) recently hosted the first-ever Clean Tech Innovation Awards at the organization’s annual meeting of…

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How a Residential Microgrid Can Earn Its Keep Beyond the Neighborhood

Small microgrids don’t need to include large buildings to provide value. How a Residential Microgrid Can Earn Its Keep Beyond the Neighborhood For the burgeoning microgrid market, the sweet spot has been university, industrial and military applications. But now, the suitability of this advance in energy resilience is expanding, and residential neighborhoods are being eyed…

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Report Shows Mission-Critical Enterprises Increasingly Turn to Microgrids to Enhance Energy Reliability

More and more, mission-critical enterprises are using microgrids with on-site power systems to ramp up energy reliability, efficiency and sustainability. Download the full report. Why? As technology advances, power outages are simply unacceptable at military bases, health-care facilities, data centers, distribution centers and more. A new report from PowerSecure, a subsidiary of Southern Company, points out that a…

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How Microgrids can Increase Resiliency for Data Centers

COVID-19 has forced many people to work from home, making resiliency of energy supplies for data centers more important than ever. Derek Tugwell, vice president of data centers at PowerSecure, discusses how microgrids can help. What impact has COVID-19 had on data centers? Derek Tugwell, VP of data centers at PowerSecure Derek Tugwell: Cloud services are…

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What Do You Need to Know to Reduce Utility Charges with a Microgrid?

Let’s say microgrid developer PowerSecure has been asked to price out the feasibility of a microgrid at a retail grocery store in Wisconsin.By txking/Shutterstock.com How does the developer go about finding the utility pricing information that will demonstrate that the project is or isn’t financially viable? The answer isn’t simple, said Brian Knight, structured finance…

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Triangle company helps grocery store shine regardless of the weather

By Bryan Mims, WRAL reporter https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/wake-forest-company-helps-save-town-s-last-grocery-store/19109037/ RICH SQUARE, N.C. — In the tiny town of Rich Square in Northampton County, there is one, small grocery store. It has been a lifeline and source of comfort during the coronavirus crisis. But last month, the Rich Square Market almost faced another crisis. That storm in April gave store…

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