Why do we need microgrids?
As climate change becomes an urgent issue, the demand for sustainable energy solutions has never been stronger. One way to achieve this goal is through the development of microgrids, which are small-scale power grids that can operate independently or in conjunction with the main grid.
Microgrids are becoming increasingly popular because they can integrate renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, and provide reliable, flexible, and cost-effective energy solutions. Microgrids are a type of small-scale power grid that can operate independently or in coordination with other small grids. The use of microgrids is known as distributed, decentralized, regional, or embedded energy production.
Any small local power station with its own generation and storage resources and a defined boundary can be considered a microgrid. If a microgrid can be connected to the main grid in the area, it is typically referred to as a hybrid microgrid.
Microgrids are typically supported by generators or renewable resources such as wind and solar power, and are often used to provide backup power or supplement the main grid during periods of high demand. Integrating local wind or solar resources into microgrid strategies can provide redundancy for essential services and make the main grid less vulnerable to local disasters.
Buildings equipped with power generation capabilities through solar panels and backup generators can also generate energy and income during downtime. By combining with smart grid deployments, excess energy can be sold back to the local microgrid to create income while providing flexibility and capacity to the local grid.
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