Category: Energy Storage
The addition of storage is one of the most exciting trends in solar today, to help shift solar power to more important times of day, enable better interconnection utilization with applications like clipping recapture, smooth and shape solar power output, or prevent curtailed solar energy from being lost forever. Using a case study approach, Roger Lin will discuss the proven benefits of DC-coupled energy storage for solar that range from:
• Lower overall equipment costs – allowing for the sharing of inverters, transformers and switchgear across PV and storage
• Lower operating costs – improving round trip efficiency and cutting energy losses compared to AC-coupled architectures by up to a third
• Interconnect maximization – that uses more of interconnection ‘bandwidth’ by shifting some PV output to a different time of day
• Easier to ensure Solar ITC eligibility – DC-coupled architectures ensure charging of storage from PV only
This presentation is for those project developers, owners, Utilities, Municipalities, financial institutions and more who are considering solar + storage to help them make informed decisions about DC-coupled storage for solar.
Phil Fischer– Sales Director, NEC Energy Solutions