Brooklyn Microgrid: Prototyping self-contained & renewable energy grids

Brooklyn Microgrid: Prototyping self-contained & renewable energy grids

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Brooklyn Microgrid: Prototyping self-contained & renewable energy grids

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A prototype technology to create secure, local energy grids

The Problem

In the United States, we remain over-reliant on fossil-fuel and non-renewable energy sources. These sources are one of the primary contributors to climate change.

The Solution

Community microgrids present a new approach to community energy management where those in a geographic area (in this case, piloting is happening in Brooklyn) combine energy they create from renewable sources (e.g., solar) to achieve a sustainable, secure, and cost-effective energy system in their areas. These “microgrids” can also run separately from the larger electric grid during extreme weather events or other emergencies, providing the backbone for resilient, sustainable and more efficient energy production of the future. ​

Stage of Development

prototype

Organization to Receive Funds

Brooklyn Microgrid

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