Ideal Power has teamed up with Azimuth Energy and Wright Architects to retrofit a building in rural New York with a solar-plus-storage microgrid for backup power during grid outages.
Designed and installed by Azimuth Energy, the solar-plus-storage project will use a microgrid site controller and include lithium-ion battery modules, providing approximately 500 kWh of energy storage capacity. A 300-kW solar array will use Ideal Power’s Stabiliti 30-kW multiport power conversion system.
Ideal Power said that the independent microgrid system can provide energy at a significantly reduced cost compared to traditional converter solutions.
“As awareness continues to grow around the increasingly affordable use of solar and energy storage based microgrids to displace the use of diesel fuel or mitigate the impact of grid outages, we believe that a growing number of projects like this one will come to fruition around the world,” Dan Brdar, CEO of Ideal Power, said in a June 27 statement. “It’s the future of distributed power generation.”