MIT Set to Upgrade its Cogeneration Plant for Campus Microgrid

Editor's Note: Kristin Lund of MIT News reports that construction will begin this month on upgrades to the campus microgrid at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After months of preparation, MIT is planning to break ground this month on an upgrade project that will revitalize its Central Utilities Plant (CUP), a distributed … [Read more...]

Ideal Power & Enerdel Team on Mobile Military Microgrid & News from MIT, AutoGrid & Total

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Mobile military microgrid keeps convoys off dangerous roads Ideal Power and Enerdel have teamed up on energy storage for a mobile military microgrid. The system is designed to reduce the need for diesel generators at remote bases. Military convoys sometimes must traverse hostile territory to deliver the diesel. Researchers in the Air Force … [Read more...]

MIT: Remote Microgrids as Income Producers for Rural Villagers

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 David Chandler, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, describes a remote microgrid system that will allow neighbors in rural villages to sell and share power. An estimated 1.3 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and as a result spend scarce resources on kerosene and other fuels for lighting. Now MIT researchers … [Read more...]