Microgrid

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Free Lecture: Microgrid Economics & Feasibility
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Key Microgrid Application Case Studies: Rural Electrification & Telecom Towers

Microgrids are an emerging technology with few real-world examples to study.
This new short course, taught by Dr. Andy Skumanich, covers two real-world examples of microgrid solutions for major application segments: rural electrification and off-grid telecom tower power.
These two segments can often only be addressed by a microgrid and are ideally suited for a PV/battery mode of […]

Resilient Community Microgrids: An Introduction

Learn about the potential of community microgrids in this new short course.
Microgrid Institute Director Michael Burr provides a comprehensive introduction to how community microgrids work, what problems they can solve, and how market trends are driving microgrid development, in his $30 course!

Learning Objectives

Gain knowledge about how microgrids work and what needs they are designed to […]

GRID Alternatives’ International Program Expands to Nepal

In July, HeatSpring published a Sustainable Women Series article featuring the Founder and CEO of GRID Alternatives, a national non-profit that facilitates affordable solar power projects, oftentimes in low-income communities. In this follow-up article, I spoke with Jenean Smith, the Director of the International Programs at GRID Alternatives, whose working on a 16 kW solar […]

Key Application for Microgrids: Oil & Gas Pipeline Protection from Corrosion

At first glance, it may seem as though the petro-chemical industry and the renewable energy industry are mutually exclusive. However, this is not the case. In fact, there are several areas where the former can benefit the latter. Of great significance, microgrids, a renewable energy technology, can protect buried oil and gas lines from corrosion.
The Problem: […]