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Micro vs mainframe

The micro/mainframe terminology is derived from the early debate in the computing industry between IBM Corp. and Intel Corp. IBM was the pioneer and leader in the computer industry of the 1960s, and faced only a few small competitors. The industry players were often described as “Snow White and the seven dwarfs”.

October 3, 2019|

Exempt small-scale renewables from the bureaucratic mazes of electric utilities, city halls and the Energy Regulatory Commission

Today, basically the same set of rules apply to small-scale renewable projects below 100 kW as well as to 100 MW projects. This is a huge disincentive for small-scale RE. The experience of the Romblon Electric Cooperative (Romelco) is a case in point. Their 20-kW hybrid facility in Cobrador Island, which involves a mixture of solar power, battery storage and diesel generator back-up, also had to go through essentially the same bureaucratic maze at the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission as 100 MW solar farm projects.

March 23, 2019|

Why microrenewables?

By microrenewables, we mean small-scale renewables, whose outputs are at kilowatt instead of megawatt levels. These include solar PV systems on home and building rooftops, microhydro facilities, small wind turbines, small biogas digesters, and other micro-systems. As a rough guide, we can use the government limit of 100 kilowatts and below.

October 31, 2017|

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News and Updates

Micro vs mainframe

The micro/mainframe terminology is derived from the early debate in the computing industry between IBM Corp. and Intel Corp. IBM was the pioneer and leader in the computer industry of the 1960s, and faced only a few small competitors. The industry players were often described as “Snow White and the seven dwarfs”.

October 3, 2019|

Exempt small-scale renewables from the bureaucratic mazes of electric utilities, city halls and the Energy Regulatory Commission

Today, basically the same set of rules apply to small-scale renewable projects below 100 kW as well as to 100 MW projects. This is a huge disincentive for small-scale RE. The experience of the Romblon Electric Cooperative (Romelco) is a case in point. Their 20-kW hybrid facility in Cobrador Island, which involves a mixture of solar power, battery storage and diesel generator back-up, also had to go through essentially the same bureaucratic maze at the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission as 100 MW solar farm projects.

March 23, 2019|

Why microrenewables?

By microrenewables, we mean small-scale renewables, whose outputs are at kilowatt instead of megawatt levels. These include solar PV systems on home and building rooftops, microhydro facilities, small wind turbines, small biogas digesters, and other micro-systems. As a rough guide, we can use the government limit of 100 kilowatts and below.

October 31, 2017|
Our Programs
GREEN ENERGY
CREST assists cities and communities adopt clean, renewable energy by enabling access to climate technologies and green finance. We give high priority in supporting marginalized families and frontline communities fighting for environmental and climate justice.
READ MORE
CLIMATE ACTION
We join the call of citizens around the world in limiting global temperature increase to 1.5OC, and in pushing nations to raise their climate ambition and commitments in reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
READ MORE
PARTNERSHIPS

We work with various partners from the public and private sector to achieve common goals and promote sustainable energy and climate action.

READ MORE

We work with various partners from the public and private sector to achieve common goals and promote sustainable energy and climate action.

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