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A microgrid distributes energy in addition to — or in place of — whatever electricity is available from a utility’s power grid. Microgrids collect energy from traditional and renewable sources and store it in a large battery the size of a 40-foot semi trailer.
Encorp says its technology can yield greater efficiencies and savings.
“Encorp provides the products that connect those existing 20- or 30-year-old (diesel) generators with the new solar, with the new wind, with the new battery together and controls those at a system level to make them work with one another,” Encorp President Michael Clark said.
A gold box the size of a laptop computer represents the key piece of electrical equipment in the microgrid. A team of Encorp engineers developed the technology over a period of five years with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The boxes are now manufactured in Fort
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