Renewable Microgrid Solutions Customized to Any Location
A total renewable microgrid is composed of all interconnected distributed renewable energy resources (DRERs), and loads with controllers, is a self-sufficient green electricity system. Due to the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources (solar and wind), diesel generators are often used for our current microgrids. It is AGreatE’s ultimate goal to use hydrogen fuel cells to replace diesel generators and to build total renewable energy microgrids by developing the integration of hydrogen production and fuel cells in the clean energy electrical microgrid, which enables multiple distributed energy sources (such as solar, wind, hydrogen fuel cell etc.) to work in parallel. With the AGreatE’s Renewable Energy Microgrid Solutions, DRER microgrid may become the keystone of the new energy transition.
Microgrid Battery Energy Storage
Whether you are looking to save money, promote green energy or hedge against future energy costs, we are the upstream microgrid experts in the design and supply of microgrids. Microgrids solutions with various DERs have never been more simplified and user-friendly.
The core functions of AGreatE’s approach to an effective microgrid design include:
- Energy conservation
- Distributed generation
- Microgrid controls systems
- Robust battery energy storage systems
Focus on these key factors ensures that the deployed each microgrid solution is first optimized for energy efficiency thus minimizing wasted energy secondly and most importantly, designed in the most cost effective way thus supporting the investment in new generation, storage and control equipment.
100% Clean Energy Microgrid
The hydrogen is generated and stored locally by splitting the water with electricity generated by solar panels or wind turbines, and then powers the fuel cells whenever the renewable microgrid needs. Hydrogen acts as both a long-term energy storage carrier and clean fuel for renewable microgrids, and hydrogen, therefore, is totally complementary to current lithium ion battery storage systems, which only provide short term energy storage. However, the cost and durability of current hydrogen fuel cells still remain a challenge, and major hurdles to the mass commercialization of fuel cells for power sources include the high manufacturing cost with about 40% of the cost from the catalysts and the poor durability.
AGreatE has been working with a team at the State University of New York at Binghamton to develop the low-cost and high-durability catalyst technology with low or no-platinum binary/ternary nanoalloy catalysts, which will help fuel cell package manufacturers who suffer from the pain of using high loading of platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts and poor durability of current catalysts in PEM fuel cell
We specialize in Community microgrids for a sustainable future, distributed energy resources- microgrids.