At the Marine Corps. Air Station near San Diego, CA, Raytheon and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a microgrid where solar panels and landfill gas generate power that is harnessed by a battery storage system.
Keeping critical operations powered up takes on new meaning in a military context, where firing up a diesel generator is not always practical. PXiSE CTO Chuck Wells explains to Ken Silverstein of Environment + Energy Leader how the PXiSE Microgrid Controller manages islanding, reconnection and power intermittency issues in this context.
Read the full story: Microgrids Are Becoming Essential for the Military