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Missouri S&T has installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the campus’s EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to solar-powered houses designed and built by Missouri S&T students.
Members of Missouri S&T’s Microgrid Industrial Consortium want to use the microgrids to test advancements in lead battery energy storage for their potential use as a renewable energy source in communities of the future. Two homes occupied by students will be individually supplied with stored electricity from the systems, which run off charging algorithms from a 24-hour, cloud-based control system.
To celebrate the installation, Missouri S&T will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the microgrids at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the EcoVillage, on the east side of the Technology Development Center located at 900 Innovation Drive on the Rolla campus. The public is invited.