How does a microgrid generate power from wind turbines?

As you may have read last week, microgrids need sources of power generation in order to have the ability to island themselves from the traditional electric grid. Wind turbines are additional resources that are used to provide electricity, but how do they do that? Think of a wind turbine like a fan that uses electricity [...]

May 20th, 2015|

You might be asking yourself, how does a microgrid generate power from solar panels?

The major components of a microgrid include a source of power generation, like solar panels and wind turbines. But how is sun energy converted into power? Solar panels transform sunlight directly into electricity, rather than heat. These panels are made of solar cells which are also called photovoltaic (PV) cells that are composed of special [...]

May 13th, 2015|