Schneider Electric and Mainspring Energy have partnered on a fuel-flexible microgrid solution using Schneider's EcoStruxure offering and Mainspring's Linear Generator.

Mainspring Linear Generator
Mainspring's Linear Generator – Mainspring Energy

Customers can use the solution to generate electricity on-site and operate in parallel to the power grid or independently. The Linear Generator enables customers to switch between multiple fuel options without retrofitting, including biofuels, green ammonia, and green hydrogen.

The Schneider Electric-Mainspring Microgrid Solution enables customers to power their self-contained electrical network and integrate clean onsite generation with both renewables and the grid.

“Commercial and industrial facilities are dealing with increasing demands for electricity,” said Jana Gerber, Schneider Electric North America microgrid president. “At the same time, organizations needing power have decarbonization goals. The Mainspring Linear Generator has the potential to serve a vital role in the transition to net zero. Customers are provided with a pioneering microgrid solution that can generate on-site power, adapt to an evolving grid landscape, and help them meet their decarbonization goals.”

As clean fuels become increasingly available, the companies said Linear Generator will help organizations switch easily.

Shannon Miller, CEO and founder of Mainspring said: "We’re thrilled to be partnering with Schneider Electric, a leader in sustainability and microgrid solutions, to meet the evolving energy needs of our commercial and industrial customers while helping work towards a zero-carbon grid.”

Mainspring launched its Linear Generator in 2020. The generator uses a near-zero NOx emissions low-temperature reaction without a flame and is a turnkey solution, packaged in a standard 20-foot container.