Military Microgrids: Four Examples of Innovation

It’s not surprising that military microgrids in the US demonstrate some of the most sophisticated and innovative uses of distributed energy. After all, they are designed with national security in mind.  As such, they serve as a learning ground for microgrids developed for the civilian sector. Here we offer a look at four military microgrids … [Read more...]

Otis Microgrid Nearly Ready and Poised to Make Some Energy History in Massachusetts

The Air National Guard is putting the finishing touches on the Otis microgrid on Cape Cod, Mass., a project that is expected to achieve several firsts in microgrid development for the military and New England. Located at Otis Air National Guard Base, the project will be unveiled August 29 by the 102nd Intelligence Wing and project … [Read more...]

Military Microgrid to Make Cape Cod Air Force Station Self-Sufficient

Otis Air National Guard Base is developing a military microgrid on Cape Cod, Massachusetts that will make the Otis Air National Guard Base electrically self-sufficient. All of the power will come from renewable energy. Timothy Sandland, of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, provides details. Innovation has always been a hallmark of the Air Force. From … [Read more...]

Raytheon Military Microgrid Project Maximizes Solar, Minimizes Fossil Fuels

Raytheon has demonstrated how a military microgrid can offer highly reliable energy even while using 100 percent solar energy, according to the company and testing partners. The islandable project showed how to use an energy storage system-driven microgrid with conventional photovoltaic inverters to achieve 100 percent PV penetration while … [Read more...]