09 Aug '18, 3pm

Community Microgrids Change the Future One Neighborhood at a Time | AltEnergyMag

While cost drops thanks to lowered delivery prices, microgrids also allow independent power in the event of a disaster. The purpose of a community microgrid, according to CarbonTRACK, is to "maximize energy self-reliance." With climate change increasing such weather catastrophes that disrupt regional power grids, microgrids become even more important. In 2017 alone, the United States experienced 16 weather-related incidents with individual losses of $1 billion or more. In total, the country lost $306 billion from these disasters. A neighborhood can switch from the grid to its microgrid to power its residents' homes, which can hasten recovery efforts.

Full article: https://www.altenergymag.com/article/2018/08/community-mi...

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