Santa Clara, Calif. August 8, 2017 – Green Charge, an ENGIE Company, today announced that leading diagnostic healthcare manufacturer Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) has deployed 1.5 MWh of energy storage at its San Diego Manufacturing Facility. Quidel is a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems. The Green Charge energy storage system is expected to save nearly $500,000 over the 10 years of the contract.
“We have implemented several money saving efficiency measures at our headquarters but found that the promise of energy storage will significantly reduce our utility bill,” said Scot McLeod, Senior Vice President of Operations from Quidel.
Green Charge was recently named the number one energy storage company by Navigant Research and its systems are monitored, optimized, and controlled through its proprietary software platform. The Green Charge system includes GridSynergy® Storage, a customized indoor/outdoor lithium-ion-based battery storage unit and GridSynergy Software, providing visibility, analytics and management of energy demand. Coupling a future PV system with energy storage, allows Quidel to smooth out peaks and gaps in energy use and generation caused by facility operations.
“The conditions are right for solar PV + energy storage,” said Vic Shao CEO and Founder of Green Charge. “Regulators and utilities are changing rate structures as distributed generation expands and energy customers are seeking energy solutions that are not just ecologically sustainable but also financially viable.”
About Quidel Corporation
Quidel Corporation serves to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe through the development of diagnostic solutions that can lead to improved patient outcomes and provide economic benefits to the healthcare system. Marketed under the Sofia®, QuickVue®, D3® Direct Detection, Thyretain® and InflammaDry® leading brand names, as well as under the new Solana®, AmpliVue® and Lyra® molecular diagnostic brands, Quidel’s products aid in the detection and diagnosis of many critical diseases and conditions, including, among others, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Strep A, herpes, pregnancy, thyroid disease and fecal occult blood. Quidel’s research and development engine is also developing a continuum of diagnostic solutions from advanced lateral-flow and direct fluorescent antibody to molecular diagnostic tests to further improve the quality of healthcare in physicians’ offices and hospital and reference laboratories. For more information about Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio, visit quidel.com.
About Green Charge
Green Charge has been designing and deploying commercial energy storage since 2009, with systems installed throughout the United States. As part of ENGIE, the largest independent power producer in the world, Green Charge’s mission is to use energy storage to power the world efficiently and sustainably. Our team is comprised of top energy storage industry experts, who provide performance-based solutions to optimize the value of energy for our customers. Our ecosystem of solar, EV charging, and energy efficiency partners allows our customers to combine energy storage and renewables easily and economically.