Solar + Commercial Energy Storage Provides Effective Hedge Against Uncertainty

Many businesses and public sector organizations are realizing that a judicious combination of self-generated solar PV and behind-the-meter energy storage can greatly reduce overall energy costs while increasing ratepayer control over those costs.

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040. This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing…

Green Charge Commercial Energy Storage System Goes Live at San Diego’s Grossmont Union High School District

California’s largest K-12 energy storage project highlights district’s leadership in sustainability efforts Santa Clara, Calif. December 13, 2016 - Green Charge the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the US, today announced…

The Benefits of Solar + Storage for Commercial and Public Buildings

Both solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) alone can provide savings to public sector and C&I building owners. For example, a solar PV system can produce energy for use onsite at a per-kWh rate that is lower than the local utility rate, while a BESS can deliver tariff-specific demand charge savings. To date, most of these types of systems have been deployed separately. However, when the two technologies are paired together, the potential savings and return on investment can be much greater than each on a standalone basis. A combined solar + storage system can firm and smooth the energy used onsite, reducing demand charge risk due to solar intermittency, and results in more reliable reduction of energy and demand charge-related electricity expenses. Additionally, a combined solution can enhance the resilience of a building’s power supply, a key consideration for critical facilities in the face of increasingly common power outages in some areas. The advantages of solar + storage systems are expected to increase as the electrical grid decentralizes over the coming years and as new opportunities emerge for flexible distributed energy systems to participate in grid operations.