Articles and news about Alencon Systems microgrid products and services.

Articles and news about Alencon Systems microgrid products and services.

Revisiting the Tesla-Edison debate in the microgrid era

Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems, outlines the benefits of DC microgrids. In many ways “The War of the Currents” was really about distributed versus centralized generation. In an era of distributed energy resources, the renewables-based DC microgrid puts a new spin on an old debate. DC versus AC. Tesla versus Edison. The … [Read more...]

Achieving true energy independence with your next microgrid

Hanan Fishman of Alencon Systems explains why real energy independence means knowing the origin of the equipment in your microgrid. There are several cliches that seek to define power. Money is power. Knowledge is power. Votes are power. In the sense of physics, there is only one equation that matters and that is power over time is energy. … [Read more...]

Case study: How Alencon Systems brought efficiency and sustainability to the American Geophysical Union’s microgrid project

Alencon Systems played an integral role in an advanced microgrid project benefiting the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) headquarters in Washington, D.C., a project that includes DC (direct current)-coupled solar. The AGU is a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 earth and space science experts and enthusiasts and strives for innovative … [Read more...]

So You Want to Build a DC Microgrid?

Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems, discusses practical considerations for building a DC microgrid. In the last article on this topic, we discussed the relative merits of building a DC microgrid. We, of course, won’t regurgitate that information, as you can read it for yourself by clicking here. At this point, we’ll assume you are … [Read more...]

The Rise of the DC Coupled Microgrid

Why combining solar and storage in the DC side of the inverter is the next big thing in microgrids. Explore the potential of the DC coupled microgrid with Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems.  The defining feature of any microgrid is the fact that it generates and consumes its power without having to rely on the support of the … [Read more...]