1. Penn State Aims to Advance Renewables Through Energy Storage & Microgrid Training

    Penn State Aims to Advance Renewables Through Energy Storage & Microgrid Training

    A unique partnership between Penn State and industry members is working to advance solar and wind energy through energy storage and microgrid systems education and training. The Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program is part of the GridSTAR Center, a smart grid education and research center at Penn State at The Navy Yard, located in Philadelphia.

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    1. A common criticism of renewable energy is that it varies with sun and wind conditions.
    2. The development of new technologies is important, but we have economically viable storage and renewable energy systems already.
    3. A large part of the ESAM-TAC program is dedicated to the safety of electrical workers and technicians in the field.
    4. The hands-on piece allows participants to demonstrate the unique skills and readiness needed to safely build high-voltage DC systems.
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  4. Categories

    1. Electricity Source:

      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
    2. Storage Market:

      Commercial & Industrial, Military, Residential & Community & Microgrid, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Vanadium, Zinc
    4. Article Types:

      Null, Reports and Conferences