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Three Big Energy Problems Microgrids Can Remedy

The majority of us take our energy for granted, just like our air and water. But let’s take a closer look. Already under siege, our air and water are suffering from the effects of pollution and climate change. The good news is that steps are being taken to help. But what about our energy?

We flip the […]

Meet Sustainable Scholar Andy Skumanich: Global Microgrid Expert & Solar Start-up Whiz

A successful Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Dr. Andy Skumanich is currently CEO and Founder of SolarVision Consulting, a boutique technology business development company whose technologists work on renewables and DG energy production projects. He also co-founded Advenira Enterprises, a start-up that develops advanced coat ins and performance thin films. In the past, he’s provided executive […]

Microgrids: Creation, Implementation and Finance/Policy Concerns

HeatSpring is proud to announce our newest microgrid course: Microgrid Design & Implementation
Microgrids are the future of energy production and distribution, but very few people understand how to create a successful microgrid. In this course, microgrid expert Dr. Andrew Skumanich provides a practical foundation for understanding microgrids and how to build them.

The course includes a detailed […]

Eradicating Energy Poverty: 80 Microgrids by 2020

The EarthSpark team spent 5 years developing their first microgrid in Haiti. Inaugurated in June 2015, it is currently serving 449 homes and businesses with affordable, reliable electricity 24/7. The grid contains 93 kW of PV panels, a 30 kVa generator back up and 410 kWh of battery storage. Learn more about the technical details […]

How Can We Convert Malls, Homes and Offices into Microgrids?

Whenever I am driving in a city, I look at the shopping malls, office buildings and residential streets and say to myself: Each of these I can convert into microgrids. Each of these I can take “off-grid,” either in one shot or in phases.
How would I do this?

Step One:
Assuming there is variable pricing (and even when […]