Research states that energy consumption is one of the biggest factors in determining carbon footprint size. Even though electricity has powered the world, there’s no denying that too much of it is a bad thing. Since electricity generation requires the burning of fossil fuels, excessive consumption means increased release of carbon dioxide into the earth’s atmosphere, ultimately resulting in pollution, climate change, and the destruction of ecosystems.
If you want to make a positive impact today to ensure a sustainable future for all, then opting for green energy alternatives is a must. Luckily, the introduction of the solar-powered microgrid has given everyone a sustainable and reliable energy source.
Solar Microgrid – an investment for the future
A solar microgrid is a power source that consists of a network of electrical loads, generators, energy storage batteries and solar photovoltaic systems. Although it is connected to a centralized grid, it can store energy and operate independently.
Most commercial and residential establishments are powered by macro-grids, which are centralized power distribution networks that provide users with electricity paid monthly. In the event of a power outage, subscribers will have to wait for the macrogrid to get fixed. Further, power consumers need to face fluctuations in the price they pay as well.
Microgrids in contrast are usually installed for small residential communities or a manufacturing plant. It may be a small power source, but its capable enough to power different structures connected to it. When dealt with a power outage, its biggest advantage is that it provides an uninterrupted source of power while their macro-grid electricity provider patches things up.
Microgrids powered by wind or solar energy can provide users cheap, clean, and stable energy that can be just as efficient as any other energy source. By changing the way the world generates and consumes energy, more people can take steps towards an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Whether it’s for your home or your business, investing in a solar microgrid will allow you to conserve the environment while saving up for other important matters. To convince you further, Solar NRG has created this infographic that provides some basic facts about solar microgrids and how they can change the way people consume energy.