AEG Power Solutions Completes 40 kW Solar System for NC State University
AEG Solar System to Serve as Testing Lab for Decentralized Grid
AEG Power Solutions has completed the rooftop solar installation for North Carolina State University’s FREEDM Systems Center. Designed for the newly-built Keystone Science Center in the university’s Centennial Campus, the 40 kW ballasted rooftop solar system will provide 52,000 kWh of energy, annually, to the 15,000 square-foot headquarters of the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center.
In addition to supplementing the FREEDM Systems Center’s energy usage, the solar system will be one of the new technologies to demonstrate how distributed renewable energy resources can be tied to the grid while reducing energy costs for customers. FREEDM Systems Center research scientists, in partnership with AEG PS engineers, will be able to study these new technologies to transform centralized generation of energy into a distributed network containing 'switchable’ renewable energy sources and grid intelligence.
“Decentralizing the grid is a major undertaking and strategic market opportunity for AEG. The work being done at the FREEDM Systems Center will have a significant impact on how renewable energy sources can be used and managed in the future,” said Robert Huljak, chief strategic officer of AEG PS.