546 microgrids were installed in the United States during 2019, more than any previous year, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.Three organizations – PowerSecure, Enchanted Rock and The American Red Cross – installed a combined 67% of these projects. Though the systems installed by PowerSecure and Enchanted Rock were almost all basic, Red Cross’ systems rely on Blue Planet Energy’s energy storage solution. These are some of the first mass deployments of solar-plus-storage at non-residential locations that are designed to power schools for more than 24 hours.
While 2019 saw a record number of microgrids systems installed, annual capacity was down 7% from 2018.
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