SmartPhase Advanced Distributed Generation Technology Research Micro-Grid
The SmartPhase Advanced Distributed Generation Technology Research Micro-Grid is a flexible research test bed that allows a myriad of DC configurations to be tested and studied in a true environment for extended periods of time, while generating a mix of real and reactive loads. The farm contains facilities for collocated or remotely located research teams to study instrumented configurations of next generation Smartphase inverters for use in grid-tied , grid-tied with emergency power, and off-grid applications.
The test bed is structured as a collection of pods. Each pod is different: Single phase 240V AC generator pod; a three phase 208V Generation pod, a three phase 240V generation pod. and a third Flexible pod. All Pods are monitored, controlled and inverted using the new Smartphase™ Micro Parallel Inverters, and their energy management systems.