The Role of Firming Generation in Microgrids

Firm Generation

Microgrids are ideal solutions for businesses and organizations looking to keep the power on, even when the grid goes down. A new white paper from Mainspring Energy compares the economic and environmental impact of four different microgrid technology solutions.

The Opportunity for Propane in Microgrid Backup Generators

In their new report, the Propane Education and Research Council explain the opportunities for propane in microgrids. Propane is a low carbon fuel source that produces less soot than diesel and can help achieve emissions goals without any additional costs to the customer.

How to Get Off the Electric Grid, Stabilize Cost & Increase Efficiency

off the electric grid

This new report from Mesa Solutios explores how to get off the electric grid, and do it while retaining  and increasing reliability, efficiency, and cost stability. “There’s a lot to unpack here, but I don’t mind unpacking it…”, says Thomas Poteet, VP, corporate development, at Mesa Solutions.

The Benefits of Combining Solar and Storage in Microgrid Applications

solar and storage

Today’s microgrid applications are both flexible and adaptive, enabling the end user’s energy systems to generate a marked improved return on investment. To truly grasp the importance of this innovation, get the new paper from CleanSpark examines how the renewable landscape has evolved and the leading role microgrid technology plays in the future of energy — and explores the benefits of combining solar and storage in microgrid applications.

Nanogrids: A New Opportunity for the Solar Industry

Solar energy has the ability to provide immense benefit to society and the grid. But solar’s full potential isn’t being fully realized. Get the new report designed to help boost awareness and understanding of solar nanogrids, courtesy of Instant ON.

Lessons Learned from Installing Battery Energy Into an Existing PV Array

Battery Energy

Alencon sits down with Tom Fenimore, business development manager at Duke Energy to discuss his views and practical experience with installing battery energy storage into an existing PV array. Fenimore has led a number of these efforts for Duke and has chosen to share his experience with executing such projects for the benefit of the industry more broadly. Get the full interview in this new report from Alencon.

Variable Speed Diesel

Off-grid system operators are increasingly turning to wind and solar generation to lower their diesel fuel consumption. Unfortunately, they quickly hit a technical barrier, with the operability of conventional diesel generation constraining the possible renewable energy penetration. To learn more download this white paper.

How to Optimize Energy Storage in a Microgrid

In this paper, new voltage sensitivity indexes are proposed to search and evaluate the candidate buses in a microgrid, where the energy storage systems can be installed to contribute most effectively to the system. To learn more about optimized energy storage in a microgrid download this white paper.