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Missouri S&T has installed two new advanced lead-battery microgrid systems at the campus’s EcoVillage. To celebrate the installation, Missouri S&T will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the microgrids at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The ceremony will begin with refreshments and short speeches in the lobby on the east side of the Technology Development Center at 900 Innovation Drive on the Rolla campus and proceed to the EcoVillage for the ribbon cutting and tours of the homes. The public is invited.
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.