Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Microgrids and Destructive Systems like Sandy

Microgrids could bring big green changes to power systems
An Army microgrid

29 Oct 2012 - Sandy may look bad now, but could it (and the other Frankenstorms before it) actually inspire change? If enough power goes down, if enough damage is done, if enough people demand it — well, maybe. But that change would be small. Micro, in fact.

Millions of East Coasters have already lost power this week and millions more stand to lose it in the coming days. Our reliance on central power plants and large grids has a lot to do with this. Enter microgrids, which can be detached and remain operational when the big boys fail. From The Connecticut Mirror: read more>>>

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