UConn microgrid to open in fall (Microgrid*)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Microgrid at UConn's Depot campus in Mansfield is on schedule to be operational in fall after receiving $2.1 million in funding.

Designed for emergency outages, the proposed microgrid is powered by a 400 kilowatt fuel cell and a 6.6 kilowatt solar array to provide uninterrupted electricity.

This will allow for public amenities and emergency services including outlets for charging electronics, public kitchens, bathrooms, and even charging stations for electric cars. The microgrid will constitute as a meeting place for first responders such as fire, police and storm recovery teams.

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