Here you will find a series of microgrid reports and research from the editorial team of Microgrid Knowledge. These microgrid reports are available for free download.

Nanogrids: A New Opportunity for the Solar Industry

Solar energy has the ability to provide immense benefit to society and the grid, reducing the use of fossil fuels that drive climate change. But solar’s full potential isn’t being fully realized and, in some cases, is even thwarted.  What’s the problem?  Solar alone isn’t always controllable or predictable. It lacks the newest technologies … [Read more...]

The Genius of Microgrids in Higher Education

The U.S. higher education system ranks as the strongest in the world, besting all other countries because of its breadth of exceptional institutions and its reach to such a large percentage of the nation’s youth. Still, it faces some significant headwinds, not the least of which is the increased demand for new infrastructure in the face of leveling … [Read more...]

Microgrids for Hospitals and Healthcare

Given their lifesaving and life sustaining work, hospitals cannot tolerate power outages. They require reliable energy. They also use more energy than commercial and industrial facilities of comparable size. These two factors complicate efforts at hospitals to minimize energy costs and achieve sustainability goals. Microgrids for hospitals have … [Read more...]

How Microgrids are Changing the Paradigm on Data Center Power Delivery, Uptime, and Efficiency

The data center industry continues to meet society’s increased demand for constant connectivity, content delivery, and a myriad of business and personal necessities. As the data center industry expands, whether in traditional facilities or at the edge, data center leaders seek ways to deploy better, more resilient mission-critical operations, … [Read more...]

Why Energy-as-a-Service Microgrids are the Logical Next Step for California — and the Rest of the US

California often serves as a bellwether, and now it’s ringing an alarm about a new electric grid vulnerability. While hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and tornadoes have been chief perpetrators of widespread U.S. power outages in the past, an even more devastating foe has emerged in California: wildfires. But there may be a cost-effective solution — … [Read more...]

The Financial Decision-Makers Guide to Energy-as-a-Service Microgrids

If you’re an executive who makes energy decisions for your company or organization, chances are you’re hearing about microgrids and energy-as-a-service with increasing frequency — and for good reason. Microgrids have been available for years, performing safely and effectively. But new technology and business models present energy customers with … [Read more...]

Microgrids for Retail Report: How Retailers Can Increase Electric Reliability

 MICROGRIDS FOR RETAIL SPECIAL REPORT Businesses lose billions of dollars every year from loss of power. When those businesses are retail stores, the community also suffers. Food and water become scarce. Essential goods are difficult to find. And it can be hard to get around if gasoline is unavailable. Further, customers lose confidence in … [Read more...]

Building a Better Microgrid with Hardware in the Loop

The electric power grid is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes since its inception over a century ago. That transformation has been summed up as the “3 Ds,” which stands for digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization.  This value-added shift is being aided, in part, by new tools and processes, such as Hardware in the Loop … [Read more...]

The Financial Decision-Makers Guide to Energy-as-a-Service Microgrids

If you’re an executive who makes energy decisions for your company or organization, chances are you’re hearing about microgrids and energy-as-a-service with increasing frequency — and for good reason. Microgrids have been available for years, performing safely and effectively. But new technology and business models present energy customers with … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Distributed Energy Resources

We are in the midst of an evolution toward a more decentralized power grid, a shifting away from electricity delivered via large central power plants and long transmission lines to more distributed energy resources (DER). The new paradigm calls for use of local resources, such as rooftop solar, small natural gas generators and microgrids that … [Read more...]