Microgrid Project Would Return Area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to ‘Natural State’
According to Duke Energy, the utility has proposed installing a microgrid, powered by renewable energy, to serve a remote communications tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located atop Mt. Sterling in Haywood County, the proposed project would combine a 10-kilowatt solar installation with a Fluidic 95-kilowatt-hour zinc-air battery at the site and ultimately provide all the energy needs for the tower. The tower is currently served by a single overhead electric line.
Source: Microgrid News & Insight