GOALS FOR OUR
DC MICROGRID PROJECT
While DC microgrids have significant potential, questions remain before they can scale in the commercial building sector. For example, native DC equipment currently comprises over 50 percent of a building’s energy usage, while reported energy savings from DC distribution varies by up to 40 percent.
We are piloting DC microgrid technology and collaborating with industry thought leaders to highlight the barriers to and potential of the adoption of DC Microgrids in the commercial building sector.
We are specifically working with our partners to:
- Field test DC distribution equipment to provide the wider market with the real world data needed to evaluate the potential of deploying DC microgrids
- Identify the technical and operational limitations preventing the wider adoption of DC distribution.
- Provide a real-world test of a DC Microgrid’s actual efficiency gains and corresponding energy savings going straight from DC generation (solar in our case) to native DC equipment