What is solar irradiance and why does it matter? In very simple terms, solar irradiance is the amount of sunlight that strikes an area on the earth. We use it to determine how much electricity a solar panel can produce over the course of a year. Photovoltaic (PV) Solar system designers are able to predict with a 99% accuracy of how much electricity their solar systems will produce for you. The image indicates that the desert southwest are of the US is primarily the best location for solar electricity production in the US. However, even if you do not reside in this area you are still an excellent candidate for solar electricity for your business. States like New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey are quickly adopting renewable energy like solar at a rapid pace. Why? Because these states actively incentivize solar in order to ensure adoption of the technology. Why? Because it’s cheaper and more reliable than traditional sources of fossil fuel sources like coal. States like these are moving towards sustainable energy generation and energy storage to ensure they have energy security, cleaner environments (less pollution) and most importantly economics.
A recent Lazard study argues that one-megawatt solar power now cost half its coal equivalent. Lazard’s latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis shows a continued decline in the cost of generating electricity from alternative energy technologies, especially utility-scale solar and wind.
Solar electricity is a safe, reliable investment that you can use to provide power for your grow operation. There are Federal and State Tax Credits that you are able to take advantage of when going solar. Call today at 480.636.0321 to learn how solar will work to power your business for the next 20 years.
The Eguana Elevate battery system is operated by Pason Power’s Storage Architect; an intelligent EMS system with built in financial modeling and remote monitoring tools. With more than 40 years experience and millions of dollars in monitoring and control assets deployed in the oil ;gas drilling sector, Pason Power is well positioned to deliver energy storage performance with confidence. This is one of the few different storage systems we install for our commercial customer base. If you are serious about storage the Eguana Elevate system is perfect for you.
Eguana’s popular AC Battery product line has been expanded to include larger three phase models for commercial applications. The AC Battery features full integration between PCS, BMS, and Battery to deliver the industry’s highest performance and longevity in an extremely flexible package. Monitoring and control of all PCS and battery data is available through a single MESA compliant interface making the AC Battery easily dispatched by any aggregation network. A convenient location inside the enclosure is provided to install a customer supplied networking gateway.
With rising electricity prices from coast to coast, intelligent building energy management systems have been growing in sophistication and popularity. What energy management providers have been missing is the ability to time shift, peak shave, and deliver services back to the utility. By integrating energy storage with broader building energy management solutions, rather than making storage a standalone project, the battery system can deliver higher value and be installed with lower upfront cost. Energy storage will achieve its true potential when it gets deployed as part of an overall building energy management system, and only a factory assembled product can make it happen.
Electric Vehicle adoption is driving the expansion of public EV charging networks. However, fast charging sites are being saddled with high demand charges that raise prices for customers and undermine convenience. The advanced control networks that manage these sites are capable of delivering grid services, and much has been written about the potential to dispatch the batteries in parked vehicles for grid support capacity. But grid service contracts rely on capacity being there when its needed, customers prefer to have their battery filled while parked at a charging station, and vehicle manufacturers are wary of the impact of additional cycling on warranty exposure. Adding an AC Battery at the charging site solves both problems: reducing charging costs by offsetting the fast charging demand, and allowing the charging network operator to become an energy storage aggregator and earn additional revenue from grid services.
Contact us today at 480.636.0321 to learn how solar panels and battery storage will make your business more profitable now and in the future.