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Flexible multiport power conversion systems deliver resilient hybrid microgrids

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By John Merritt

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters such as
hurricanes. John Merritt looks at some of the emerging solutions to building more resilient energy
systems through the deployment of microgrids that combine multiple energy generation and
storage technologies

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