Off-the-grid energy research

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On November 26, 2014

Solar Village MicroGrid ribbon cutting and dedication. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A microgrid that connects the four student-built solar houses that make up Missouri S&T’s Solar Village began operations this fall to manage and store renewable energy among the four homes. A ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured above) was held in July.

The microgrid also acts as a research tool that will help Missouri S&T professors and students analyze the abilities of small-scale mircrogrids. Students living in the four solar houses will monitor the results and demonstrate how people interact with a new system of energy management.

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On November 26, 2014. Posted in Around the Puck, Fall/Winter 2014, News