UAE, S Korea to develop green-powered grid

By Utility Products:

Denmark-based Global Green Growth Institute is teaming up with Masdar Institute and South Korea’s Research Institute for Industrial Science and Technology to design a micro-grid operating on 100 per cent renewable energy.
The project is supported by approximately $1 million from GGGI and POSCO, the world’s fourth largest steel producer.
The announcement of this collaborative UAE-South Korea research project, which is led by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Directorate for Energy & Climate Change and coordinated by the GGGI, was made during the project launch event, which was held at Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
During the event, the joint project team between Masdar Institute (MI) and Research Institute for Industrial Science and Technology (RIST) revealed a conceptual design for an island-based renewable micro-grid.
The conceptual design consists of a control system, energy storage, and a high efficiency DC distribution system. It is designed to incorporate renewable energy sources such as solar PV, small wind power and biofuel production from waste and algae. The micro-grid system can be linked to local seawater desalination and electric powered boats for island access… Read more


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