Solar by itself can cut monthly energy charges dramatically. Storage can amplify those savings by addressing demand charges. Combining solar and storage creates more ways to save and can be a winning combination for customers with the right energy profile.
How Energy Storage Works
The curve created by the up and down movement of your monthly energy bills is called the load profile. Businesses with a lot of fluctuation have a “spiky” load associated with drastic shifts throughout the day in how much energy they are consuming. Storage helps reduce that spike.
During daylight, your solar system uses batteries to store excess energy it generates.
Intelligent software coordinates between solar and storage, optimizing how and when energy is utilized.
Stored energy can be released:
- When rates are high
- To keep supply at a consistent level and avoid peak demand charges
- To stay below a certain energy use threshold and avoid moving into a higher rate tariff
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR STORAGE
Facilities in California or other states with storage incentives
Facilities in Hawaii with high energy use
Customers with around $17/kW+ in demand charges
Customers with about a $0.25/kWh energy spread between peak and off-peak rates
Customers with large, spiky loads
Why REC Solar?
We Handle Everything, from Financing to Maintenance
Not many solar companies can provide the full set of services needed to bring together a successful solar and storage project. We have proven expertise in both these areas and offer all services in-house, making for a more seamless and successful implementation.
Best-in-Class Technology Solutions
We constantly evaluate the best batteries, inverters and other technologies to make sure our customers get the most cost effective and reliable products as part of our storage solution.
Flexible and Custom Financing Options
We offer a PPA solution with competitive rates, as well as a cash purchase option. REC Solar is an approved developer for the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), meaning we can apply for rebates on behalf of our customers.
STORAGE FINANCING OPTIONS
Power Purchase Agreement
Self-Generation Incentive Program Rebates