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VIRTUAL POWER PLANTS BECOMING REALITY
By Jeff Stark
One of the core values and aspirations of the global campaign toward renewable energy is moving closer to reality. The technology is known as "virtual power plants" (VPP). It aims to capitalize on the success of the concept of "distributed generation." The idea is that relatively small-scale electric grids, including residential solar photovoltaic, wind and other renewable energy installations can be networked. The process is similar to computer networks, which unite virtually any number of participants in a network available to all. The VPP collects, conditions, produces and markets renewable energy generated as a replacement power source to power plants that burn carbon-based fuels to generate energy. And, unlike power producers ... ... MORE ...
Mauians are serious about protecting the beauty and natural environment of our island home.
A big part of our strategy involves embracing and implementing a "Zero Waste" philosophy.
To find out how to help protect one of the planet's most special places when you visit Maui