top nav

Tag Archives | Volt/var optimization

Energy Storage Is a Key Ingredient for All Microgrids

Recently I read where microgrids that generate half their power from solar supposedly don’t need energy storage. It might be true that they don’t need energy storage, but any microgrid developer that fails to include it in a photovoltaic (PV) project will miss out on a wide range of significant functional benefits that would help […]

Continue Reading

Improving Energy Efficiency Without Inconveniencing Consumers

This month, two big consumer trade shows—the Consumer Electronic Show and the Detroit Auto Show—both showcased new products aimed toward the same goal: increasing energy efficiency. Energy efficiency will be on the agenda at smart grid show DistribuTECH 2013 next week too. It’s easy to see why there’s so much focus on energy efficiency technologies. […]

Continue Reading