Alternative Energy Applications

MI-GRID was originally designed as an off-grid alternative made specifically for the offshore oil industry. Without requiring a utility connection, it provides long-term or permanent power for a variety of rigging applications. Taking in multiple AC and DC power sources, it supplies power, and recharges batteries simultaneously. Using power drawn from multiple sources, its power redundancy offers unmatched reliability and a renewable source of energy, helping businesses save money in a number of alternative energy applications.

Off-Grid Energy Powering Remote Businesses and Cabins

The MI-GRID off-grid systems are designed for cabins, houses, and remote businesses. Using advanced battery technology with solar panels and other renewable resources, it provides users with a constant source of economic and ecological power. Our off-grid energy alternatives offer greater energy savings than the traditional utilities over a 20-year span costing as low as 5.9 US cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). For the hands-on customer, we’re proud to offer easy-to-install kits available in a number of packaging options, including wall and trailer mounts and shed enclosures.

MI-GRID also produces renewable energy micro grids for off-grid remote villages or islands where grid expansion is not feasible or too expensive. Energy islands that use MI-GRID solar power outperform standalone solar panels in terms of cost and reliability. MI-GRID creates more energy, at a lower cost of installation and a far lower operating cost than using a standalone generator.

Off-grid Cabin

Offering Solar Power Efficiency for RVs and Gourmet Food Trucks

When it comes to your mobile food service, your focus should be providing your customers with delicious meals, not playing with your power source. Ensure your grills and cooking stations are always ready to go with a fuel source that works at any time of day or night. Refueling and maintaining a generator can be a hassle. Eliminate the headaches of refueling a generator by fitting your solar power food truck with a reliable MI-GRID system.

During the day, the system draws from solar energy to meet your needs. Any excess energy is stored in the batteries, rather than being sold back to the utility. This means you’ll always have power on reserve during nighttime or during dense cloud cover. At night, the batteries provide power. If the batteries run out, the generator automatically starts and runs your generator at full capacity. Once the batteries are full, the generator automatically shuts down. Run time and fuel consumption are reduced by up to 90%, giving you the freedom to do what you want to do.

RVs & Food Trucks

Advanced Photovoltaic Technology for Grid-Tied Structures

All of our configurations are controlled and monitored by an integrated energy management system that’s able to switch between sources so fast, you’ll never notice the turnover. Our MI-GRID home systems offer the following:

  • 5kW to 20kW of solar
  • A 220 volt AC system with sustained output of 4kW to16kW
  • Inverter power doubles for motor and air conditioner starting surge
  • 8kW to 35kW auto starting generator (6kW to 16kW natural gas)
  • Recyclable AGM batteries
Grid-tied System

MI-GRID is different than regular utility connected solar power. Unlike traditional solar, this home photovoltaic system stores its excess power instead of selling it back to the utility. This saves up to 30% more energy than standard solar panels. In addition, stored power is available even if the utility goes down. Regular solar systems shut down when the utility is out. Should a shutdown occur, our off-grid energy systems come equipped with an onboard generator. This ensures that your appliances continue to run smoothly. Additional benefits of our home photovoltaic technology include:

  • Saves up to 90% more on fuel and run time than a standalone backup generator
  • Generates between 2.2kW to 72kW of continuous power
  • 1 to 20 kW solar arrays
  • Works day or night, rain or shine
  • Custom systems can be configured to your needs
  • Energy management system chose least expensive, most reliable power, switches in 1/60th of a second
  • The power stays on even when utility out

Alternative Energy Applications for Business

MI-GRID photovoltaic energy systems are 99.99% reliable, saving your business from losses and ultimately saving you money. Stored energy solar micro grid systems save up to 30% more energy than traditional grid-tied solar panels. Losing electric power can affect overall performance, and put your production at risk. Utilizing eco-friendly solar energy not only offers an ecological solution to your needs, but you’ll also never have to worry about unfortunate outages.

Solar Power Energy for Military Camps and Emergency Management

Militia all over the world is turning to alternative energy applications. In remote areas, where grid tied solutions aren’t feasible, renewables provide the power businesses need without environmental implications. MI-GRID’s energy management system connects renewable energy sources with military-grade generators and even intermittent local power.

Backing up the renewables with a generator, the size and weight of the total system are reduced. MI-GRID also uses renewables along with sparing use of generators when necessary for a number of disaster relief efforts. Regardless of their purpose, our off-grid energy systems feature:

  • Rear base 4kW to 72kW one and three-phase systems
  • NEMA-4 enclosure for outdoor mounting
  • Lithium batteries T-6 style batteries for small systems
  • Can use standard T-6 batteries
  • Small forward base options 2.2-4 kW 110VAC
  • Use existing auto start generators
  • Reduces fuel consumption by 90%
  • Can use intermittent “dirty” electricity
Military Camps

Solar Power Energy for Military Camps and Emergency Management

Emergency response teams know all too well the problems power loss can cause a community when disaster strikes. Off-grid energy becomes your first line of defense. When power is lost, the lights go out, pumps for drinking water stop working, and even gasoline pumps fail to work. Fuel is hard to come by during a disaster. Working without fuel at a reduced load, our hybrid system is sure to have you covered.

MI-GRID provides renewable energy and reliable backup generators, reducing fuel consumption by up to 90%. Our emergency management systems feature:

  • 2kW to 72kW one and three-phase systems
  • Use existing auto start generators
  • Reduces fuel consumption by 90%
  • Can use local intermittent “dirty” utility electricity
  • NEMA-4 enclosure for outdoor mounting

MI-GRID Offshore Renewable Energy Systems

Offshore alternative energy applications benefit from renewable energy. MI-GRID can be used in many ways. Critical systems are supplied by solar, backed up by small generators. Larger systems benefit from 90% reduction in generator run time and operation. Multiple systems can be staggered to provide more power. Power redundancy creates reliability; renewables save money. Designed to meet the needs of a number of alternative energy applications, our renewable energy systems meet the following performance standards:

  • 12kW to 72kW three-phase continuous power
  • 480VAC three-phase power
  • Short starting surge power up to two times continuous
  • 10-120 kW solar arrays
Offshore Platform

Our offshore renewable energy systems offer a number of benefits including:

  • Phases can be unbalanced
  • Existing generator can be used
  • NEMA 4X enclosures - 316SS or 6061-T6
  • Systems can be staggered to produce more power
  • Option for 240VAC three phase
  • Option for 220VAC single phase 4kw to 80kw
  • 10kW to 120kW solar arrays
  • Reduce fuel consumption by 90% or more!

Protect Your Home and Family with a Backup Solution

With a Briggs & Stratton or GE automatic home generator, you can rely on your lights, home appliances, air conditioner, TVs, and computers to stay on during a power outage. Standby generators are permanently installed and connected to your home’s natural gas line or liquid propane fuel source. Best of all, they are solar powered. This means that the solar energy they gather is stored in the generator and released on startup. With sizes ranging from 8kW to 60kW, you are sure to find a model that perfectly suits your performance and sizing needs. A MI-GRID generator can be your first piece of a hybrid energy system.


Contact our specialists for more information about our alternative energy applications. We proudly serve customers nationwide.