Month: April 2020

Microgrid Maker

PowerSecure talks microgrids and its 98.7% reliability rate. By Chad Elmore There are consumers and industry professionals out there who believe microgrids may be an interesting solution for the future. However, microgrids have already become an increasingly popular solution to an overloaded and aging electrical grid. The source of the misperception could be found in…

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Funding Microgrids: CAPEX versus OPEX

What is the difference between capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX)? Eric Dupont: Capital expenditures are a one-time purchase, usually a significant outlay of cash associated with purchasing a physical asset, a piece of equipment. The decision making process for spending CAPEX centers around return on investment; how long will it take to get…

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