Panel-level battery supplier Yotta Energy recently partnered with Texas utility CPS Energy to install a small-scale applied technology project at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Military Post. This project was made possible by a grant from the American Public Power Association (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program.
As part of the demonstration project, Yotta Energy will test the performance of its energy storage system in the Texas heat and its demand response functions as a distributed energy source DER. This project also supports the use of the performance data and feedback to make improvements to Yotta Energy’s feature set for its upcoming commercial product delivery, slated for early 2022, and future commercial designs.
During the first few weeks of the project’s installation, Yotta Energy’s storage solution performed as expected over the summer in Texas.
“The possibility of connecting a battery storage system to the actual solar panels fascinates us. It brings us one step closer to deploying cleaner, more resilient energy in our community that is integrated and uses far less real estate,” said Frank Almaraz, Chief Power, Sustainability and Business Development Officer at CPS Energy.
The findings of this demonstration project will provide CPS Energy with valuable insight into Yotta Energy’s integrated storage technology as the utility continues to incorporate new and innovative technologies into its portfolio. Deploying DERs, such as Yotta Energy’s renewable energy storage solution, could lead to lower costs for utilities as it eliminates the need for on-site battery storage buildings, while enabling the stabilization of an intermittent source such as solar.
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