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The Difference between Solar and a Microgrid.

Solar and the Grid 

Most of the solar panels in the U.S. function through a grid connection. The grid goes down and so do they.

Why don’t more people know this? The problem is partially due to semantics. Many people do not yet understand the difference between solar and a solar microgrid. They tend to use the words interchangeably, describing the panels on their homes, businesses or community buildings as microgrids when in fact they do not have microgrid capabilities.

Being Off Grid 

Envision a storm where trees and branches are knocking down power lines. The electricity goes out in one neighborhood, then the next, then the next. Interconnected to the grid, the solar panels stop working too.

Most advanced microgrids are grid-connected too. But when their control software senses the disruption coming, they can disconnect and rely on their own solar and other distributed energy resources.  So even when those around them are in the dark, microgrid customers have power

Microgrid Defined 

microgrid is a miniature energy grid that can operate independently or connect to the grid, and which can be powered by distributed generators, batteries or clean resources. Some university campuses and communities have their own microgrids, and microgrids have been able to supply power when the standard electrical grid fails due to natural disasters or brown-outs.

A Solar Microgrid 

A solar microgrid will maintain a connection to the main grid until it’s deemed necessary to switch to independent power generation or “island mode.” This usually happens during a period of high electricity demand, or during a power outage. The switch happens seamlessly, and you may not even notice that your system has gone into island mode. 

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Site Eligibility

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