Alencon Systems


Alencon Systems builds unique power electronics products which allow for construction of safer and more resilient and efficient microgrids. Alencon’s products allow battery storage and multiple sources of power generation like solar, wind or fuel cells to be easily integrated into a microgrid while at the same time offer the flexibility to charge any variety of loads. Alencon’s products have been used in some of the most ambitious microgrid and solar plus storage deployed to date. Alencon builds all of its products in its Philadelphia-area based power electronics factory.

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Figure 1: The pace of DC Microgrid deployment is beginning to accelerate very rapidly, analogously to how water spirals faster down a drain. Photo credit: Shvaygert Ekaterina, licensed via Shutterstock.

DC Microgrids Are Going Mainstream – Fast!

May 10, 2023
How renewables based microgrids are quickly moving from one-offs to more common place solutions
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Figure 1: An aerial photo the Mbogo Valley Tea Factory with the roof top PV array driving its newly installed DC Microgrid. The Microgrid helps the factory stay in operation even when it loses grid power. The photo also shows a few of the 10,288 outgrower tea fields in the area whose livelihoods are supported by the tea factory.

Case study: How a DC microgrid helps over 10,000 Kenyan tea growers bring their product to market

Oct. 31, 2022
Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitters (SPOTs) connect solar to battery energy storage in a DC microgrid that supports the operations of the Mbogo Valley Tea Factory...

Revisiting the Tesla-Edison debate in the microgrid era

Aug. 19, 2022
In an era of distributed energy resources, renewables-based DC microgrids put a new spin on the Tesla-Edison debate. Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems, explains.

Achieving true energy independence with your next microgrid

April 1, 2022
Hanan Fishman of Alencon Systems explains why real energy independence means knowing the origin of the equipment in your microgrid.

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AGU’s PV array at its Washington headquarters.

Case study: How Alencon Systems brought efficiency and sustainability to the American Geophysical Union’s microgrid project

Feb. 21, 2022
Alencon Systems played an integral role in an advanced microgrid project benefiting the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) headquarters in Washington, D.C., a project that includes...
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Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems

So You Want to Build a DC Microgrid?

Sept. 21, 2021
Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems, discusses five practical considerations for building a DC microgrid, including defining the components.
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Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems

The Rise of the DC Coupled Microgrid

Dec. 18, 2020
Why combining solar and storage in the DC side of the inverter is the next big thing in microgrids. Explore the potential of the DC coupled microgrid with Hanan Fishman, president...