Cottage Grove Community Development Corporation (CGCDC), R2B Microgrid Solutions (R2B) and Green Energy Corp (GEC) are working together to develop a community solar microgrid for the City of Cottage Grove. A formal feasibility study was completed of different locations within the City, and one location has been identified for the project.

CGCDC, R2B and GEC, have applied for Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program to help support project. Final decisions will be made in February of 2018. Click this link to read the story on CGCDC’s website.


James McDougall, who has held several Executive and Non-Executive Board assignments in North America, Asia and Europe as CEO and Managing Director, has joined R2B Microgrid Solutions as an advisor.

Mr. McDougall joins the team when R2B is going through a fund raising process for the company and its renewable projects. R2B is raising seed round capital and project-financing for energy projects totaling more than 2MW. Mr. McDougall’s experience raising capital for early-stage and growth equity, project-financing and government grants for startups, will be beneficial for R2B.

Founders of R2B Microgrid Solutions, David Tam and Fazil Parappurath, have expressed excitement and mentioned, “that the guidance ­of Mr. McDougall will be a tremendous asset  and his insightful observations will contribute significantly to the company in gaining traction in renewable energy space.”

Mr. McDougall is an entrepreneur, CEO, global connector, advisor, venture capitalist and start-up professional with global experience in building high performing teams, commercializing new technologies, leading companies in their crossing of the chasm, implementing strategic pivots, turnarounds and positioning for rapid growth and value creation.

 


Kansas City, MO – R2B Microgrid Solutions selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar in Your Community Challenge, a $5 million prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access.

Over the next 12 months, R2B Microgrid Solutions will develop an innovative project that will enable Native American reservation to go solar. The project will utilize a cutting-edge microgrid application and the lessons learned from this pilot project will inform other economically-challenged, geographically-isolated populations looking to go solar. Our project will benefit Native peoples, and demonstrate how solar energy is a viable option for Native American reservations, while encouraging self-sufficiency and economic independence.

R2B Microgrid Solutions will join other teams from around the country in their pursuit of solar projects and programs that expand solar access to low and moderate-income households and nonprofit organizations. The teams will compete for millions of dollars in final prizes, which will be awarded by judges based on each project or program’s innovation, impact, and replicability.

Specifically, this project is applying a microgrid application to solar in a way that addresses the unique challenges faced on Native American reservations.  This solution will provide Native peoples access to energy resources and an increase in reliability, resiliency and use of renewable energy, at a decreased cost.  The program also creates jobs and education/training opportunities for reservation residents to enable self-sufficiency and economic independence.  With the success of this project, other economically-challenged, geographically-isolated populations will have the opportunity to enjoy these same benefits.

R2B Microgrid Solutions is proud to partner with solar industry leader, Green Energy Corp., to create a diverse collaborative team with extensive solar industry and business expertise thereby significantly increasing its success factors.

About R2B Microgrid Solutions

R2B Microgrid Solutions LLC (R2B) is a microgrid developer based in Eugene, Oregon. R2B uses a conscious approach to provide microgrid services with clean energy and energy conservation in mind while implementing sustainable development. R2B’s solution is product agnostic and utilizes OpenFMB. R2B ensures that the projects developed today, support the improvements of future technologies and opportunities in the rapidly changing renewable energy world.

About the Solar in Your Community Challenge

The Solar in Your Community Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and administered by SUNY Polytechnic Institute, is a $5 million prize competition that aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income households; and state, local, and tribal governments; and non-profit organizations.

More information about the selected teams and the Solar in Your Community Challenge is at www.solarinyourcommunity.org.

About the SunShot Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. SunShot aims to make solar energy a low cost electricity source for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners. Learn more at energy.gov/sunshot.

 

 


R2B Microgrids partners with American Indian Enterprise and Business Council (AIEBC) to develop microgrid projects for Native American reservations.  AIEBC is a participant in the UN Global Compact.

Read more about it on UN Global Compact website.

Over the next 18 months, AIEBC, R2B Microgrid Solutions and All Nations Power are to develop an innovative project that will enable Native American reservations to go solar. The project will utilize a cutting-edge microgrid application and the lessons learned from this pilot project will inform other economically-challenged, geographically-isolated populations looking to go solar.

R2B Microgrid Solutions, AIEBC and ANP will join other teams from around the country in their pursuit of solar projects and programs that expand solar access to low and moderate-income households and nonprofit organizations. The teams will compete for millions of dollars in final prizes, which will be awarded by judges based on each project or program’s innovation, impact and replicability.

R2B Microgrid Solutions, AIEBC and ANP are proud to partner with solar industry leader, Green Energy Corp, to create a diverse collaborative team with extensive solar industry and business expertise thereby significantly increasing its success factor.

 

 

 


David Tam was interviewed by Eugene Advice Givers Podcast. In this podcast, David talks about Microgrids, his background and journey to green energy, and his life goals.

Eugene Advice Givers says this podcast episode has answers to three questions that we all want to know:

  1. How do I not contribute to climate change?
  2. How is green energy produced?
  3. How do I lower my energy bills?

Listen to the podcast on Eugene Advice Givers.