Smoothing The Sun: Ultracapacitors On UC San Diego’s Microgrid

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Maxwell Technologies' Jessica Baris explores the ins and outs of the innovative ultracapacitors on UC San Diego’s microgrid and how the energy storage system works.  For a smattering of days this year, Mike Wilk’s office space was a grove of eucalyptus trees on UC San Diego’s coastal campus. Wilk, a senior systems engineer at Maxwell … [Read more...]

Electric Vehicles and Homes Connect to Microgrids in the US and Africa

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UC San Diego connects electric vehicles to microgrid The University of California San Diego continues to advance its already advanced microgrid universe of technologies, this time with electric vehicle-to-grid capabilities for its free nighttime shuttle service, Triton Rides. The program is part of "INVENT," a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) program that … [Read more...]

A Look Inside the Evolving UC-San Diego Microgrid: Interview

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The UC-San Diego microgrid is improving its reliability and overall productivity with the installation of energy storage and other new equipment. William Torre, program director for energy storage at UC-San Diego, Center for Energy Research, describes the updates in an interview with marcus evans. At last year’s edition of this conference, you … [Read more...]

Research-Heavy UC San Diego Counts on Microgrid for Reliability

UC San Diego Counts on Microgrid

John Dilliott, energy and utilities manager at the University of California, San Diego's, says the university learned its lesson after the 2011 southern California blackouts — and turned to a microgrid for reliability at the research-heavy institution. "The southern California region and especially San Diego is known as an energy cul-de-sac," he … [Read more...]