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What Are #microgrids?

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The power plant on an island,
. . . has historically been a diesel generator,
. . . which feeds power to buildings through a smaller network,
. . . of relatively low voltage wires.
More recently,
. . . these island microgrids have an array of solar panels, and batteries,
. . . providing most of the power,
. . . with a backup diesel generator for extreme weather conditions.

New commercial, and residential,
. . . PV and battery storage systems,
. . . function essentially the same way.
These much smaller microgrids,
. . . provide inexpensive solar power,
. . . maximize savings with batteries,
. . . for when power is expensive, and
. . . function in backup power mode,
. . . if the utility goes down.

4-16-2018 Source:  What are #Microgrids?


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