Microgrids are a subset of the modern power structure; using distributed generation (DG) to supply power to communities rather than vast regions. The reduced scale mitigates loss allowing the power produced to do more with better control, giving greater security, reliability, and design flexibility. This paper explores the performance and cost viability of a hybrid grid-tied microgrid that utilizes Photovoltaic (PV), batteries, and fuel cell (FC) technology. The concept proposes that each community home is equipped with more PV than is required for normal operation.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S. Tech., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-53)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Engineering