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, […]
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 […]
by Tyler Young, Research Analyst Non-Renewables According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 64.2% of the Nation’s energy sources are from Natural Gas (33.8%) and Coal (30.4%). While the earlier burns clean, it is still a resource we do not have an abundance of on the planet, and the latter is very toxic and we […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: How do I not contribute to climate change? How is […]
R2B Microgrid Solutions was selected to compete in the CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 26th. R2B was profiled on CleanTech Alliance website by their Contributor for high growth potential, find the article at this link. The following post appeared in spokaneudistrict.org: CleanTech Alliance to spotlight clean technology innovations from established industry leaders, high-growth companies […]
David has 20 years of experience helping U.S. and international firms grow and expand their business. He specializes in sustainable energy, real estate investment, technology licensing, global business management, foreign and direct investment management, joint venture and foreign strategic partnership. David has 5 years of direct experience in the microgrid sector with a focus on international and North West US opportunities. David is also Vice Chair of Oregon Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs which is the advisory group to the governor of Oregon and a former commissioner of the City of Eugene sustainability commission.
Fazil is leading the finance team at R2B to secure funding and assess financial feasibility of microgrid projects. He believes that distributed energy technology like microgrids have huge potential not only for resiliency but also in eradicating energy poverty. His life goal is to develop products and services which improve people’s life, especially in the developing and under developed parts of the world. He has more than 10 years experience in various roles in the technology sector and completed his MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from University of Oregon. Fazil also has experience assessing investment opportunities for Willamette Angel Conference and University of Oregon Seed Fund.
Bowen is story teller who can use numbers and data analysis to tell stories and then make them true. With great passion in green energy, Bowen dedicates himself into microgrids industry and firmly believe it is the solution for future energy. Bowen has over five years experiences in project management, consulting, and financial analysis. He also has international experience in commercial banking and emerging market equity investment. He earned his MBA degree from Cameron Center of Finance and Securities Analysis at University of Oregon.
Tyler is a Research Analyst who has a strong interest in Data Analytics and Sustainability. Tyler believes that there is extreme potential at the intersection of his interests to create a more efficient, profitable, and sustainable economy. Tyler has garnered the skills to be able to accurately depict Life Cycle Assessment analysis’ and be able to ask and answer relevant questions from Data. Tyler has received his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Oregon and is a graduate from North Eastern University’s Data Analytics program. Tyler is focusing his efforts on learning Data Analytics and Blockchain technologies.
Cole is a third-year graduate student with a strong expertise in energy law and financial analytics. He uses this knowledge at R2B to assess both the legal complexity and economic feasibility of microgrid projects and their financing partnerships. His goal is to inform clients of the various avenues for the development of a microgrid, and then work with them to understand how their own microgrid can be tailored to maximize the fiscal, environmental, or reliability benefits that they require. Cole is currently earning both his J.D. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Oregon.
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. James 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. Won numerous Cleantech and technology pioneer awards at several companies as CEO of several cutting edge energy storage companies.
A small city in Central Oregon wants to establish community scale microgrid that encompasses 5 sites that have been identified as critical facilities. They consist of the waste treatment facility, city hall, water intake facility, maintenance facility that may have community solar and an emergency response site. The city has lost all faith in the utility as they have experienced multiple outages and at times these outages have lasted days. With these outages, it has affected the ability for the city to attract companies for economic development purposes.
R2B with its partners want to provide a member-owned community microgrid model that enables individuals to directly own panels in a community solar farm on reservation.
By working in partnership with Indigenous groups, we will partner with other organizations to implement an on-site educational program around renewable energy to promote clean tech jobs and added economic development opportunities to the community.
This project consisting of multiple buildings and tenants is located near Portland, Oregon. The goal of this project is to highlight the benefits of a Grid-tied Solar and Battery Energy Storage System based Microgrid. This project is a demonstration site for islanding operations, resiliency during outages, economic benefits of energy storage systems in net metering as well as the open source OpenFMB microgrid control platform.
A 1.1 square mile redevelopment project led by a city in Willamette Valley, Oregon. A city refinement plan has been developed and identified that this destination will be a showcase site that encompasses the most sustainable practices and become the first eco-district project. The electrical grid is unable to support redevelopment which is impeding the speed and interest of development. Currently, the city is supporting developers in establishing a hotel and conference center that will entail a series of buildings to be identified as phase 1. The hotel consists of 200 rooms and 42k sq ft conference center with a parking structure and various commercial buildings such as retail, office, restaurants and service-oriented businesses.
A 50 acre site located in Eugene, Oregon will be developed into a large 200 high end residential subdivision with homes. Many homes in that subdivision are 3,000 square feet or larger with a asking prices between $580,000 and $890,000 with a large community area and potentially a community space. A 200‐house subdivision would be Eugene’s largest single‐family residential development in more than a decade.
Another 50 acre site located in the eastern Oregon will be developed into a large 176 Unit residential subdivision in four phases. Phase 1 will include 68 Single Family homes. Phase 2 will include 20 Single family homes and 18 Townhomes. Phase 3 will include 24 Single Family homes and 18 Townhomes. Phase 4 will have 28 Single family homes. In total 140 Single Family and 36 Duplex Townhomes will be constructed over the 4-phase construction. A 176‐unit subdivision would be the 2nd largest residential development in more than a decade in that area.
This project is a Native Canadian Tribe located in Canada. Located in the remote area, the tribe relies on a lot of diesel gen-sets for power resulting in high cost of power and adverse environmental impacts due to its interests in developing renewable energy microgrid as part of the economic development plan for the tribal members. The microgrid will provide consistent, reliable and resilient power to meet the current power requirements of the tribe as well as enable the tribe to sell the excess power generated by the utility.
Chen Huo graduated from Northeast Electric Power (Dianli) University in China in 2011 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Automation. He got his Master of Science and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University in 2015 and 2018. His research interests include power system analysis and protection, power system resiliency, and Microgrid.
Brock is a full-stack developer with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University. Brock draws experience from his time at Intel and Daimler where he worked on scalable hosting and networking infrastructure.
Ferdinand Pongratz brings an international background and business development expertise to his work at R2B. He has over four years of experience in managing for-profit and non-profit organizations and has been deeply involved into blockchain industry in the past several years. He graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Management and Entrepreneurship from Oregon State University. He is fluent in English and German.