Solar generation cuts monthly energy bills and emissions. Energy storage amplifies those savings by shaving demand and controlling usage costs. Storage also helps eliminate the need for costly, seldom-used, high-emitting “peaker plants” that utilities build to keep up with demand spikes. Combining solar and storage creates more ways to save and can be a winning combination for customers with the right energy profile.
How Energy Storage Works
The curve created by the up and down movement of your monthly energy bills is called the load profile. Businesses with a lot of fluctuation have a “spiky” load associated with drastic shifts throughout the day in how much energy they are consuming. Storage helps reduce that spike.
Components of an energy storage system:
STEP 1: SOLAR CHARGES YOUR BATTERIES
During daylight, your solar system uses batteries to store excess energy it generates.
STEP 2: SOFTWARE MONITORS POWER CONSUMPTION
Intelligent software coordinates between solar and storage, optimizing how and when energy is utilized.
STEP 3: BATTERIES RELEASE ENERGY
Stored energy can be released:
When rates are high
To keep supply at a consistent level and avoid peak demand charges
To stay below a certain energy use threshold and avoid moving into a higher rate tariff
+ Storage — Is It Right For You?
Whether you are seeking more ways to lower energy costs and add predictability to your energy future — or are concerned about grid outages and want to invest in more batteries and software to continue power to critical loads — solar +storage may be right for you. Here are some resources to help you explore and learn more.
We Handle Everything, from Financing to Maintenance
Not many solar companies can provide the full set of services needed to bring together a successful solar and storage project. We have proven expertise in both these areas and offer all services in-house, making for a more seamless and successful implementation.
As onsite renewable energy experts, it’s our business to know the best battery, panel, inverter, software and controls vendors on the market today. Integrate value so your operations can sustain for years to come.
Flexible and Custom Financing Options
We offer a PPA solution with competitive rates, as well as a cash purchase option. REC Solar is an approved developer for the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), meaning we can apply for rebates on behalf of our customers.
STORAGE FINANCING OPTIONS
Power Purchase Agreement
Self-Generation Incentive Program Rebates
Want to talk to one of our solar + storage experts? Call 844.732.7652 during business hours or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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