26 Aug '12, 11am

New NREL Facility to Point the Way to Reliable, Renewable Energy Microgrids

New NREL Facility to Point the Way to Reliable, Renewable Energy Microgrids

To test equipment that’s intended to be connected to a utility grid, NREL researchers use new equipment, including an electricity grid simulator that creates a virtual electric grid, Martin continued. These simulate outages and other types of grid disruptions to ensure that the equipment operates as expected without requiring NREL research teams to actually install the physical equipment being tested. That cuts down significantly on time and costs, as well as enabling research teams to test equipment under a wider range of operating scenarios.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/08/26/new-nrel-test-facilit...

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