UGE’s ‘Seamless Grid’ Combines Wind & Solar Inputs For Maximum Efficiency

Solar panels are good. Wind turbines are good. Those who wanted to utilize both, however, are forced into installing multiple power management and distribution systems. That’s the redundancy that Urban Green Energy (UGE) hopes to eliminate with its newest product: Seamless Grid.

UGE’s newest product is a new grid-tie power management system capable of taking inputs from both wind and solar. With it, UGE customers will be able to connect and monitor their hybrid wind/solar systems with ViewUGE, which includes the world’s first hybrid inverter.

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As critics are so fond of saying, “the sun doesn’t always shine”. Until renewable energy storage systems become more efficient and affordable, the best way to guarantee energy security is diversification. People don’t want to choose between solar or wind, they want both.  According to UGE, SeamlessGrid is the first comprehensive power management solution to looks at the customers’ needs holistically while controlling and monitoring hybrid systems as a whole.

The components of the SeamlessGrid system are certified under an extensive list of international standards and include a manual wind brake, power controller, diversion load, grid-tie inverter, and as mentioned, UGE’s remote monitoring system, ViewUGE. By bringing together all of these components, the comapny claims that SeamlessGrid will cut the price of power management electronics used in a hybrid project by over 40 percent.

“Customers looking into a wind, solar, or hybrid energy solution can now utilize SeamlessGrid to provide a more effective, and affordable, comprehensive solution,” said Mateo Chaskel, UGE’s VP of Operations. “Furthermore, installers can save a substantial amount on installation and wiring expenses, as all energy generated flows through the same electrical components.”

Take a look at the SeamlessGrid brochure to learn more.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog

1 Comment

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Pete Danko

    Wind turbines are good, but they can be very disappointing if they don’t produce the power that the purchasers might expect (as is often the case with small wind). Glad to see UGE has applied for certification from the Small Wind Certification Council for one of its turbines; look forward to seeing if they attain it!

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