An advanced model for microgrid and energy independence

Virgil D. Perryman*, Kim Choon Ng, Brendon Hausberger, Bai K. Blyden, Wei Jen Lee

*Corresponding author for this work

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This abstract introduces advancements in a Solar Thermal storage technology system and it's relationship to the concept of a balanced Distributed Generation strategy through modified MicroGrids. At the IEEE PES general meeting in 2008 AIE/EPI et al advanced the idea of microgrid integratable technologies. Since 2008 several synergistic technologies and engineering advancements have been made to expand the scope of the earlier proposed MicroGrid model [2]and used as a case study to offer development solutions targeted towards emerging economies. While providing opportunities to solve impending problems facing more developed economies. Similarly, the grids and energy infrastructure of the more developed economies may investigating smart grids would benefit in the very near future from similar solutions. This paper puts forth the concept that integration of several mature, novel and modified adaptations of older technologies can in fact yield high economic efficiencies. The goal of the paper is to further show an alternative approach to providing energy with the flexibility to use this model anywhere. The paper will show approaches to meet the needs of developed and less developed economies and proposes a model that can be scaled from smaller towns to large cities, allowing independence from the grid and from the energy distribution infrastructure for fuels, agricultural chemical, and many raw materials for industry while lowering the carbon footprint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2011
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2011Nov 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2011


Other2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA


  • Energy independence
  • Integrated sustainable development
  • MicroGrid
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar Thermal Storage Biom ass
  • Xtreme Solar Thermal (XST)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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