Distributed Renewable Energy Basics

UGE is your distributed renewable energy (DRE) expert. 

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Along with our design services, we provide modular components, encompassing solar, wind, power electronics, energy storage, and all mounting equipment. The result is the most advanced technological design with unparalleled ease of use every time. 


UGE was founded on the belief that customers are best served with a solutions-based approach

By first understanding the energy challenge faced, then piecing together the system that will best solve it, numerous benefits are attained, including increased energy production, more reliable generation, and higher energy density.


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A natural, negative correlation exists between the sun and wind.


When one is high, the other tends to be low.

The most obvious difference is between day and night.  However, on a larger scale, seasonal changes are equally important.  These factors take on greater weight when a battery-backup system is in place, which is common for clients looking to enhance their energy reliability beyond what’s available from the grid, or for clients who live in areas where the grid is simply not available.


What is the "energy density footprint"?

The energy density footprint relates to the physical space required for renewable energy systems.  Understanding the space available and optimizing the energy density of this space results in better energy production and lowers the project's payback period.  

For example, with solar panel arrays, the necessary area increases nearly proportionally with power output (i.e. doubling the rated output of a solar system requires twice the space). For wind energy, however, the space required increases only marginally, and wind typically requires about 25% as much space as an equivalent solar system.  

Where space is limited, such differences can make or break the decision to install. Luckily, UGE is here to help provide you with all the information needed to make these crucial decisions.  We work with you to understand the local regulations, on-site solar and wind resources, and what the driving factors are in creating the optimal system to deploy what will work best for you.


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