December 2nd, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a pipeline of 10 microgrid projects in Ohio for AEP, a demonstration project for 150 households in Australia, the opening of a new fund dedicated to solar and storage by Sonnedix’ co-founder, Fluidic Energy receiving $20million in investment and a vehicle-to-grid demonstration project by BMW in the Netherlands.
- « American Electric Power is asking regulators for $52 million to build eight to 10 microgrids in Columbus, Ohio. » The microgrids could supply power to critical loads of the city of Colombus while reducing the emissions of GHG.
- The Australian renewable agency is providing AU$1.87 million (US$1.38 million) in funding for a trial on more than 150 households to test how residential solar-plus-storage systems can improve the stability of electricity on the grid.
- Sonnedix co-founder is opening a fund dedicated at investing in solar and storage projects. The fund aims to reach 100m$ by the end of 2017, 20% of which should be invested in storage.
- « Fluidic Energy has received US$20 million in investment for projects in Southeast Asia from a private equity fund which includes the Asian Development Bank as a partner. »
- BMW is partnering with Eneco to develop a vehicle-to-grid offering in the Netherlands.