Microgrids

 

Microgrids are a self-sufficient energy system that serve a discrete geographic footprint, such as a municipal office complex, university, hospital, business center, small towns or communities. Within microgrids are one or more types of distributed energy such as solar panels, wind turbines, combined heat and power, and generators, that produce power for the microgrid. Microgrids also can include energy storage and electric vehicle charging stations. Microgrid systems are becoming increasingly popular because they eliminate energy and demand charges, provide reliable and cleaner energy if renewables like solar are involved, create resilience in the face of power interruptions caused by weather, issues with legacy grids or human intervention. Lastly, they return control of energy and energy costs to the owner of the microgrid. Solential works with municipalities, public utilities, and others across the Midwest on microgrid solutions. Contact us for more insights.