Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Microgrid Learning Series:

Introduction and Overview
September 5, 2012 - Welcome to the first in a series of articles about microgrids, written specifically for people interested in clean energy and clean tech but without a background in power system engineering. If you have an interest in renewable energy, and in maximizing how much renewable energy is used throughout the world, then you should have some fundamental understanding of what microgrids are and how they operate.

If you’re already wondering, “What the heck is a microgrid, anyway?” you’re in the right place. For now, we will define microgrid as local power networks that use distributed energy resources and manage local energy supply and demand. There is a lot of complexity and variation within that definition, which is why our first article is going to focus on the definition and its meaning, and the ways in which it has been used. This is a non-technical approach, so don’t worry if you don’t understand what is meant by “distributed energy resources.” We promise to get to that.

Although we may change this outline as the series develops, here are the topics that we hope to cover in the coming days and weeks: read more>>>

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