Direct Current Microgrids to Power Europe’s Green Ambitions

A new European project, TIGON, will develop technology and demonstrate how direct current (DC) microgrids can help the European Union’s (EU) electricity grids become greener, more efficient and resilient. The project involves 15 partners from eight different European Member States. The EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program is … [Read more...]

The Connection between Microgrids and Energy Efficiency

Microgrids and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand, explains Jean Redfield, president and CEO of NextEnergy. Historically, our electric grid is powered by large central station power plants that distribute energy to end users through the use of transmission and distribution lines. However, steady advancements in distributed energy generation … [Read more...]