Siemens diving into distributed generation infrastructure

Germany-based engineering firm Siemens has initiated a new pilot program it hopes could provide the necessary information to better support the infrastructure for distributed generation projects.

Some of the most exciting developments in energy technology have come from the renewable and distributed energy sectors, from small-scale wind turbines to rooftop solar installations.

But these developments have come with major difficulties as well, as distributed generation has placed pressure on already strained power grids and complicated planning for centralized electricity generation.

Siemens has been on the leading edge of developing drive train solutions to allow these smaller distributed generation projects to better fit within the needs of the existing electrical grid. Siemens has teamed up with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test this new technology at the company's Martha's Vineyard Airport development in Edgartown, Massachusetts, which aims to include between 10 and 20 of EWP's 50 kilowatt vertical axis wind turbines.

"The aim is to provide all of the basic building blocks for system integrators or OEM's that would like to build solutions for localized power generation, distribution and storage and install them into commercial buildings, neighborhoods, farms and micro or smart grids," explained Razvan Panaitescu, business development manager of the distributed power generation and microgrids sector for Siemens Drive Technologies Division, said in a statement.

PennEnergy's Research area offers further information on the development of the distributed generation industry and the relevant technologies.

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