On-Grid Scenarios

 

A grid-connected system is usually the most effective system, especially if you are already connected to the grid. There is a lot happening with the grid, smart meters, distributed generation strategies, micro-grids, and demand response programs with all of these being connected in some form or fashion.

At the moment we have two grid-connected applications but are designing more for a variety of opportunities that are and will be presenting themselves:

Solar and/or wind, charge controller, OES2™ system, inverter, AC loads, meter, grid

Some of advantages with a grid-connected system include the ability to net-meter (send energy back down the grid), feed-in-tariff (get paid for the excess energy you create), and have back up power when the grid fails, plus other excellent benefits.

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OES2™ system, inverter, AC loads, meter, grid

  • This application is mainly used for backing up a subpanel that will run key parts of your home (lights, refrigerator, computer system, etc) or office. It is also used as a long-term uninterruptable power supply for the home business.

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Off-Grid Scenarios

 

If you plan to go off-grid then you need an energy storage system to meet your electricity demands when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining.

Three types of off-grid scenarios:

Solar and/or wind, charge controller, OES2™ system, inverter, AC loads

  • If you plan on running AC appliances exclusively, you live in a consistently sunny and/or windy climate, and are not using a huge amount of energy per day, then this might be the system for you.

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Solar and/or wind, charge controller, OES2™ system, inverter, generator, AC loads

  • If you plan on running AC appliances exclusively, you live in a less than ideal sunny and/or windy climate, and need a moderate amount of energy to run your home, then this might fit your needs.

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Solar and/or wind, charge controller, OES2™ system, inverter, AC loads, DC loads

  • If you plan on running AC appliances but you are starting to consider a DC air conditioner and DC appliances, you live in a sunny and/or windy climate, and need a moderate amount of energy to run your home, then this might be the ideal system for you. Plus, DC appliances use dramatically less energy than AC appliances.

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Distributed Generation

 

Distributed Generation (DG) is another approach to energy generation that is, in many cases, more efficient then the current large energy generation strategy that relies heavily upon fossil fuel, nuclear power, or hydropower plants. DG reduces the amount of energy lost in transmitting electricity over long distances by creating and storing electricity close to its source. This strategy greatly diminishes the number of transmission lines needed and also notably lessens the need to spend massive amounts of money on distribution resources.

Benefits of Distributed Generation:

 
 

Micro-Grids

 

Local grid systems that generate, distribute, and regulate the flow of electricity to the defined customer base. Micro-grids are excellent ways to integrate renewable energy resources at the community/neighborhood level.

Achievable community goals through the implementation of a micro-grid strategy:

  • Reliability
  • Cost reduction
  • Carbon emission reduction
  • Diversification of energy resources
  • Customer participation in the community energy enterprise
 
 

Smart Grids

 

Systems that move energy and energy information to where it is needed by using an intelligent monitoring system that keeps track of all electricity flowing through the system

Goals of the smart grid:

  • Efficient integration of renewable energy resources into the grid
  • Reduce peak loads by implementing a demand response strategy
  • Allow participation by customers
  • Accommodate all generation and storage options
  • Enable new products, services, and markets
  • Provide power quality for the digital economy
  • Optimize asset utilization and operate efficiently
  • Anticipate and respond to system disturbances
  • Operate effectively against attack and natural disaster.