Building the Flexible Grid: How 8minute Solar Energy Exercises Multiple Value Streams with Dispatchable Solar
Throughout 2020, 8minute Solar Energy and Doosan GridTech will design and implement predictive dispatch strategies for grid-scale photovoltaic solar plus storage (PV+S) systems. The goal is to make solar a flexible dispatchable resource capable of tapping into multiple value streams. The approach utilizes a combination of 8minute-developed technology and Doosan’s advanced software controls. This pilot project demonstrates how this control solution improves PV+S plant output predictability and unlocks additional value streams for 8minute and the Springbok 3 solar plant off-taker, the Los Angeles Department of Power & Water (LADWP).