Xiamen University Partners With Leading Technology and Energy Providers to Build China’s First Direct-Current Microgrid – MarketWatch

This is both an interesting example of cross sector (meta) collaboration between university R&D and energy corporations, transnational collaboration across Canada and China, as well as between different energy systems. Overall a very interesting example of global socio-technical integration and worth keeping an eye on as a prefigurative example.

XIAMEN, CHINA, Mar 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Today at the Haixi International New Energy Industry Expo and Forum, Xiamen University, Nextek Power Systems, People Power Company, Canadian Solar, Intel Corporation and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announced a ground-breaking alliance to construct and manage direct-current microgrids at the School of Energy Research in Xiamen University (SER-XMU). This microgrid will become operational this year and will make Xiamen University China’s first direct-current powered commercial building, and will serve as a global showcase for distributed direct-current microgrid innovation and commercialization.

via Xiamen University Partners With Leading Technology and Energy Providers to Build China’s First Direct-Current Microgrid – MarketWatch.

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