Energy storage systems allow intermittent renewable resources like solar to store excess energy during sunlight hours and deliver electricity whenever needed.
Costs for batteries have plummeted in recent years. In addition, there are rebates available through the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The dropping retail price of batteries, improving technology, cash rebates, and tax incentives for systems charged by renewable resources are making commercial-scale energy storage systems financially feasible where they had traditionally been cost prohibitive.
Energy storage has the added potential benefit of providing limited backup power in the event of a power outage. Including batteries as part a solar solution will soon be part of the standard offering.
Sandbar Solar & Electric is experienced in ESS design, engineering and installation. Sandbar has placed its trust in this emerging technology by building a microgrid at its corporate headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA.
Our system is comprised of solar, batteries and a natural gas generator that delivers 100% of the energy needs for its 11,500 square foot commercial headquarters building.