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Expanding Military Interest in Microgrid Technology Fuels $4 Billion Industry

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  • 04 2011 11
    New York, January 26, 2011The world microgrid market reached $4 billion last year with North America claiming 74% of 2010's total industry share, finds market research publisher SBI Energy. Fueled by rapidly growing solar, renewable energy and smart grid markets, the microgrid has become a viable solution to supply energy to local communities. Microgrid installations around the world include everything from diesel generator-based rural electrification projects that supply electricity to small rural communities to large, futuristic cities and theme parks using the newest microgrid technologies.As U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich of the 1st Congressional District of Mexico says, "Microgrids provide a more secure infrastructure for our military Sursa: renewableenergyworld.com