SimpliPhi offering kits on sale to protect against California power grid shutdowns during high fire risk periods – “Special discounts on its popular all-in-one AccESS energy storage and management system (AccESS Outback model), the ExprESS fuel-free mobile generators (ExpreESS 7.0) and the Genny portable emergency power kits (Big Genny Emergency Kit – image above).” – Already, the shut downs are happening. Source – SimpliPhi
And something else to chew on, per a microgrid specialist Duncan S. Campbell:
Recently analyzed public safety power shutoff impact for a small business. They intend to island with diesel to stay online. At conservative frequency/duration estimates, this will raise their electricity's CO2 footprint by ~10%.
Imagine hundreds of CA businesses doing this 😬
— Duncan S. Campbell (@duncan__c) July 2, 2019
Final Mile Solar in Salt Lake City, Utah with the sweet delivery technique (below image): “Another successful delivery to the roof, this time in San Antonio, Texas! This is a 8.99 kW system of missionsolar modules and rack, ready for install. Think about how much time this saves your crew on install day. Contact us for more information about Final Mile Solar whiteglove delivery in UT, CO, AZ, NV, & TX. It doesnt increase cost, it actually decreases your install cost. Plus, we haul away the trash after the install 😉” Source – Final Mile Solar
ICC-ES Issues ESR-4074 to Tesla, Inc. for Tesla Solar Roof System – “This report provides evidence that the Tesla Solar Roof System is in compliance with code requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) and California Building Code (CBC) and California Residential Code (CRC). The Tesla Solar Roof System is a complete roof covering system composed of electrically active building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) and (inactive) nonBIPV roof tiles, along with flashing and other accessories. The BIPV roof tiles generate electricity from the sun and include photovoltaic modules. The nonBIPV roof tiles are similar to the BIPV roof tiles, except that they do not include photovoltaic cells, and therefore do not generate electricity.” – Source – ICC-ES
NEC offers a warranty that is designed based upon a user’s profile – “NEC’s proprietary, advanced AEROS® software platform provides real time usage data to predict energy storage capacity degradation based on different use profiles. The result allows energy storage customers to maximize the value of their power with the knowledge and flexibility to use their system any way they want without worrying about the warranty. The warranty will adapt depending on the use profile they choose.” Source – NEC
Highview Power is offering up its heat and cold capturing CRYObattery – “This technology reaches a new benchmark for a levelized cost of storage (LCOS) of $140/MWh for a 10-hour, 200 MW/2 GWh system. Our system operates using a thermodynamic cycle that can interface with collocated thermal processes such as LNG regasification plants, peaking plants and industrial applications. Highview Power’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology, which uses liquid air as the storage medium, provides all the services essential for a robust grid including time shifting, synchronous voltage support, frequency regulation and reserves, synchronous inertia, and black start capabilities.” Source – Highview Power
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