Solar Energy Storage
uses battery arrays to help mitigate the potential loss of during peak generation hours on installations, store the energy, and release this when it is needed. batteries and storage solutions are growing increasingly popular due to the variety of problems they can solve with distribution. Coldwell can help any organization interested in this type of . Here’s what you need to know.
What is a Solar Battery?
This is a system of battery cells specifically designed to store the produced by a installation. In decades past, storing from was difficult due to battery limitations (and even today, some facilities focus on storing heat with thermal batteries instead). Lead acid batteries are the most common choice for storage systems because of their innate reliability, but a variety of large arrays are also making progress as potential choices for . The cost of lithium-ion batteries has decreased quickly as there has been an increase in manufacturing and improvements in . Significant advances in deep cycle battery technology and manufacturing make them a much more effective solution for managing . installations can use a string of deep cycle batteries, typically with at least a 5-day load capacity. These are very durable batteries that, with proper care, can last up to 15 years without needing a replacement. Batteries can be designed with a variety of charging strategies depending on incoming and expected demand on the .
How is Solar Storage Managed?
requires a robust software platform: Both the generated by installations and the needs of a connected electrical can vary, so careful monitoring and automation is very important. Today’s platforms can constantly measure both input and output, optimizing in real time while providing vital analytics or activity alerts. Advanced software can also help facilities examine their battery options and what sort of setup may be most efficient over time, a helpful service during the early planning stages.
Once installed, batteries also require timely maintenance. Battery efficiency, temperature, depth of discharge, sulfation, and other factors need to be regularly checked to monitor the health of the system. Professional maintenance from companies like Coldwell can help give batteries the regular cleaning that they need, replace any necessary components, and schedule new battery installations when necessary.
Benefits of Solar Energy Storage
- Generated is not only used on an on-demand basis but can be stored for later use for days or longer: This key advantage is the source of many other benefits and allows owners to maximize the ROI of their installations, especially during peak generation (a.k.a. over-generating) periods.
- Stored from installations can help strengthen a weakened , making it easier for a region to handle unexpected disasters, prevent blackouts, while directing where it is needed most. This is sometimes called “islanding” and allows for far more versatile, responsive grids.
- charges are reduced, and whose facilities use are more resilient themselves against outages or unexpected fluctuations.
- can be an effective alternative to commercial generators that can also help organizations meet their carbon goals.
- Widespread can help reduce utility rates in a region, especially during off-peak periods.
- The variety of battery types, platform options, and setups allow for an installation to be customized for a specific facility and its output.
Are There Rebates or Resources to Help with Solar Battery Installation?
Yes, there are a variety of resources that can provide assistance with . One of the most notable in California is the SGIP, or the Self-Generation Incentive Program, managed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This program offers rebates for a variety of distributed system installations with a focus on saving and using it in more efficient ways – advanced systems are one of the supported technologies. The SGIP also offers workshops and webinars for those who want to learn more.
Coldwell can help your organization figure out if you qualify for CPUC rebates, what kind of you need to qualify, and how to properly apply.
Design Efficient Solar Storage with Help from Coldwell Solar
Solar storage must be customized for a specific installation for maximum efficiency, safety, and proper electricity usage. Voltage requirements can change with both demand and the age of the battery, which means planning for the future is key when designed storage.
If you are interested in adding a commercial installation, start with an experienced, professional consultation with Coldwell . We can help you find the right and schedule implementation and maintenance to fit within your schedule. Contact us to learn more about our . to a
About Coldwell Solar
Coldwell Solar is dedicated to providing effective, reliable and efficient solar energy solutions and services to business and utility clients.
Founded in 1986, Coldwell Solar, Inc. is based in Rocklin with offices in Tulare, Bakersfield and Petaluma, California. The company offers superior standards of professionalism and integrity in the building of long-lasting solar installations that provide the highest energy output – with significant savings on energy costs. Transparency and ongoing service support to customers, coupled with integrity in all of the company’s work, is the bedrock of Coldwell Solar’s business values, and always will be. Highly-skilled employees bring unmatched power system engineering and project management experience from the solar, construction and energy management industries. A significant part of that expertise is the result of the company’s history of innovation in design, engineering and construction.
Coldwell Solar handles the entire solar installation process, including permits,
rebates, engineering, construction, on-going monitoring and support of the
system for years, as an energy partner.
All of our experts are certified to ensure your project is done right.
Coldwell Solar focuses on serving agribusiness, farms, utilities, architects, general contractors, commercial buildings, properties, schools, manufacturing and industrial companies. The company is certified to meet the most complex standards and consistently delivers the highest-quality, long-lasting workmanship.
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