Microgrids

LATITECH’S MICROGRID SERVICES SPAN FROM HIGH-LEVEL CONSULTATION TO FIELD-LEVEL TESTING AND INTEGRATION. OUR SUPERVISORY CONTROL SYSTEM SUPPORTS A WIDE RANGE OF MICROGRID APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE US AND CARIBBEAN.

MULTI-VENDOR

Our technical expertise provides us with the flexibility to work with diverse manufacturers. The ability to integrate varying microgrid components in new construction and retro-fit projects enables us to create optimal, cost-effective designs without the potential limitations of using only one vendor.

ENERGY STORAGE

From system design to deployment, predicting and maintaining needed storage is an integral part of the microgrid’s success. Our extensive experience in implementing photo-voltaic battery energy storage systems enables us to automate, control, and optimize charging and storage processes.

SECURITY

Every  microgrid system is can be securely monitored from a web-based virtual private network (VPN). Specific security requirements are configurable to meet the needs of unique applications.

USER EXPERIENCE

We specialize in creating customized graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and apps to ensure end-user functionality and satisfaction. Multiple user tiers and access levels support system security and generate login reports.

Above is an interactive dashboard created for the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute (nzp-eti.com) in Commerce, California. It lays out the facility’s microgrid components and denotes the surplus of kW produced by system PV arrays compared to the load. The excess kW is returned to the electrical grid. The data in this dashboard is served from Niagara framework and displayed real-time.

LatiTech’s microgrid specialist and founder Karl Zimmerman, oversees fourth-year engineering students at Penn State University, Hazleton Campus,¬† as they complete their senior-design project. The students are exposed to real-world integration challenges and have the opportunity to consult with industry leaders as they overcome them.

After completing extensive research and conducting complex simulations, the students successfully designed a power electronics system to strategically power the loads for two buildings, desalinization trains, well pumps, and electric vehicle chargers. The solution included control strategy that provided reliable, consistent, and inexpensive power to the loads.

The assignment was based on the requirements of a microgrid project located in the Turks and Caicos.