Trends in Microgrids and Energy Storage
Some uses for microgrids are rural communities, military bases, farms, telecommunication centers, healthcare centers, hospitals and more. An example of a microgrid installation is the military base in San Antonio, Texas (US), which was installed by Ameresco. Energy that powers the microgrid comes from solar as well as gas-fired generators, all of which are connected to a battery backup system. In the event of a power outage, the microgrid can become an island via its control system, and provide off-grid power to the facility.
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Anne Fischer, April 22 2019