Steve Drouilhet, Managing Director of Sustainable Power Systems LLC, was one of three presenters in a webinar hosted by Navigant Research on 12/10/2013 entitled “Remote Microgrid Business Models: The Business Implications of High Renewable Energy Penetration”. In his segment, Steve discussed important considerations for the microgrid design process to ensure both a technically sound design and an accurate estimate of system cost. A replay of the webinar can be viewed on the Navigant website.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for remote microgrids in four key segments: commodity extraction, physical islands, village electrification, and remote military. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including business cases, opportunities, and implementation challenges, associated with remote microgrids. Global market forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by segment and region, extend through 2020. The report also examines the key technologies related to remote microgrids, as well as the competitive landscape. Sustainable Power Systems is featured in the report as one of the leading microgrid system integrators.
This somewhat tongue-in-cheek Forbes article discusses the growing interest in energy security as a driver of the market for grid-tied microgrid systems. The article also features the Kansas Survival Condo, an underground condominium complex that has a wind-diesel-battery grid-tied microgrid designed by Sustainable Power Systems.