What Is A Micro Grid Solar Power System
A grid is basically a combination of power sources and wires to connect them with some sort of control system to operate it all. Micro-grids are basically the same thing as a traditional grid but they are smaller and can either be small free standing grids of their own or a micro-grid system can be set up in connection with the central grid itself. Most micro-grids are typically powered by distributed generators, batteries and renewable energy sources such as solar panels.
Benefits Of Micro-Grid Systems
Micro-Grids Defined By 3 Characteristics
- Local Power Supply - Micro-grids are one of the best forms of local energy, - energy is created nearby rather than farther away & delivered to you in longer transit. In fact, the central electricity grid dissipates power while in transit anywhere from 8-15%. Whereas a micro-grid generates power close by and is able to bring more power to you.
- Independent/Grid-Tied - While most micro-grids are connected to a larger central electricity grid, they are still able to disconnect from the grid allowing a steady power supply in the event of a storm or other power outage related issue. However, there are also off-grid or completely free standing micro-grid solar systems available for those in rural areas that are unable to connect to any central electric grid.
- Re-define Clean Energy - The intelligence that is built into a micro-grid solar system surpasses any central grid when it comes to clean & efficient energy. The controller within the micro-grid system helps to achieve the lowest-prices, cleanest energy and greatest electricity reliability by increasing or decreasing the use of the micro-grids resources automatically when needed.
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