Welcome to the world of microgrids — a future-proof solution for businesses and organizations that want to keep the power on, even when the grid goes down. Looking for a reliable and innovative way to power your telecom and fiberoptic infrastructure? Look no further than microgrid companies and developers including Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI). With modular and customized designs, microgrids provide enhanced security, cost savings, and sustainability, while ensuring a cleaner, cheaper, reliable, and simple energy supply. Learn more about what to look for when vetting microgrid providers and solutions companies.
What Is a Microgrid?
A microgrid is a self-sufficient energy system that serves a specific geographic location, like a hospital complex, business center, or neighborhood. The microgrid contains distributed energy sources, including solar panels, wind turbines, combined heat and power, and generators, that produce its power. Plus, newer microgrids now contain energy storage from batteries and electric vehicle charging stations. Microgrids involve multiple aspects of electrical design, including generation, renewable energy, storage, and security and control systems.
An Industry in Transition
The market for microgrid installations is expanding as a diverse range of microgrid developers, spanning from startups to multinational energy companies, fast-track solutions to meet the growing demand. More and more businesses are recognizing the importance of continuity, cost predictability, and sustainability-aligned energy solutions, further fueling the demand for such installations. As a result, companies are seeking to leverage this increased interest to develop new technologies that can effectively serve the needs of commercial and industrial customers.
Are you looking to take control of your energy supply and ensure a reliable and sustainable source of power for your business or community? Microgrid solutions could be the answer.
Before you invest in a microgrid system, consider whether your organization and site is ready for a distributed energy solution. Here are some key questions to ask yourself before making the leap to a microgrid and before determining the microgrid solutions company you partner with:
What Are Your Energy Needs?
Before investing in a microgrid system, understand your energy needs. What is your peak energy demand? What are your critical loads? What type of energy sources do you currently use, and how do you balance your energy needs with your budget and sustainability goals? Answering these questions will help you determine the type and size of microgrid system that is most suitable for your site.
What Are Your Energy Goals?
Though it sounds similar, differentiate your energy needs and energy goals. Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint, increase your energy independence, or improve your energy resiliency? Do you want to save money on energy costs or generate revenue by selling excess energy back to the grid? Clearly defining your energy goals will help you prioritize which microgrid features are most important to your site.
What Are Your Site Constraints?
Every site has its unique challenges and constraints, which can impact the feasibility and design of a microgrid system. For example, does your site have limited space for energy storage or generation equipment? Are there regulatory or technical restrictions on the type or size of equipment that can be installed on your site? By understanding your site constraints, you can work with microgrid experts to design a system that meets your energy needs while also complying with relevant regulations and technical requirements.
What Is the Current State of Your Infrastructure?
Do you have aging or unreliable energy equipment that needs to be upgraded or replaced? Are there grid outages or brownouts that are impacting your operations or community? By assessing the current state of your infrastructure, you can identify areas where a microgrid system could help improve your energy reliability and resiliency.
How Will You Operate and Maintain Your Microgrid?
A microgrid system requires ongoing operation and maintenance to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Do you have the internal resources and expertise to manage your microgrid system, or will you need to outsource these functions to a third-party provider? Planning for the ongoing operation and maintenance of your microgrid system is critical to ensuring its long-term success and viability.
Microgrid solutions offer a powerful and sustainable way to meet your energy needs, increase your energy resiliency, and achieve your energy goals. Before you invest in a microgrid system, carefully consider your site needs, goals, constraints, infrastructure, financing, and ongoing maintenance requirements.
What To Look for When Comparing Microgrid Companies
Microgrid technology is becoming more and more popular, and the market is growing with a variety of product and service offerings from different microgrid companies. As a prospective customer, understanding what to look for when evaluating microgrid providers can help you feel more confident in choosing a microgrid company that's right for you.
One of the key considerations is finding a company that can provide a complete suite of products and services, from design and engineering to installation and ongoing support. Another factor is whether the microgrid company offers a wide range of energy solutions, including energy storage, renewable energy sources, and backup power options.
The types of companies offering microgrid solutions range from startups to large corporations. Some microgrid companies specialize in developing software and control systems, while others focus on the physical equipment needed to generate and store power. It can be beneficial to find a provider with expertise in both areas, as a well-designed microgrid requires a combination of both software and hardware solutions.
Why Work With Us?
Our containerized microgrid solutions, MicroGENIUS, provide an all-in-one power solution for even the most demanding environments. With a sleek and compact design, our microgrid solutions are built to withstand extreme weather conditions and ensure uninterrupted power supply for your critical systems. With cutting-edge microgrid control systems and energy management systems, you can optimize your microgrid electricity usage and reduce costs, while keeping the lights on no matter what.
Our microgrid solutions are also customized to meet the unique needs of the telecom and fiberoptic markets. Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint or ensure maximum uptime, our microgrid solutions are the ideal choice. Our team of experts can work with you to design, deploy, and manage a microgrid energy solution that meets your unique needs and goals.
Next Generation Microgrid Solutions
MicroGENIUS: A Smart Energy Management System
At MCFI, we are proud to provide modular and containerized solutions for the telecom/fiber markets, including our MicroGENIUS sustainable microgrid solution. Experience the power of microgrid energy for yourself and join the growing number of businesses and communities around the world that are taking control of their energy future. Our MicroGENIUS runs on solar power, lithium-ion batteries for energy storage, and fuel cells for backup generation, replacing the need for a diesel generator. Our team ensures your microgrid solution is designed and deployed to meet your goals, budget, and schedule.
Our MicroGENIUS solution is built and assembled off-site, allowing for rapid deployment and leading to lower costs over time. With a lower total cost of ownership, you can enjoy reduced energy costs, increased reliability, and lower maintenance costs. Plus, with zero emissions, you're replacing the filthy combustion engine with a clean and sustainable solution.
This solution provides numerous benefits, including increased reliability, reduced maintenance, and lower operating expenses. With no moving parts, there are fewer things to fail, which significantly increases reliability and reduces maintenance costs. Our globally repeatable and flexible solutions work in all locations and come with tax benefits in many parts of the world.
Microgrids are also resilient, able to operate in harsh environments and operating conditions from minus 40 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. With extreme runtimes available, your microgrid can operate for months or be completely grid independent. Our MicroGENIUS solution is not only sustainable but also provides a large impact on your ESG score. With a life expectancy of 20 to 30 years, a microgrid provides long-term benefits for your business.
Upgrade your energy supply and invest in the future with MCFI's MicroGENIUS solution. Experience hassle-free, rapid deployment, lower costs, and a cleaner, reliable, and sustainable solution.
What's Included in MicroGENIUS
Solar PV (photovoltaic cells) supply the primary energy to the microgrid
Fuel cell for backup power when sunlight isn't available
Scalable lithium-ion storage batteries
AC/DC for network gear and IT
Utility integrated controls
Service and maintenance
Contact MCFI To Design, Develop & Build Your Next Microgrid
Don't wait until the next power event to start thinking about how your business can stay up and running. With Mission Critical Facilities International's microgrid solutions, you can improve your energy efficiency, reduce costs, and increase reliability. Our experienced team is here to help you design and deploy a customized microgrid solution that meets your needs, budget, and timeline. Upgrade your power infrastructure today with our containerized microgrid solutions and experience the power of complete independence. Contact us today to learn more and take the first step toward securing the future of power delivery for your business.