Solar & Energy Storage Systems
About Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Installation Solutions
Adding photovoltaic (PV) solar to operations can mitigate energy costs by offsetting kWh used onsite, whether by irrigation pumps, chillers, processing equipment, cow comfort components and milk processing equipment, “upgraders” used to clean digester biogas, or other machinery.
Solar PV systems can be located on open ground, on facility rooftops, and in parking lots. Solar carports can be used to charge electric vehicles. With solar becoming more affordable and electricity rates rising, combined with favorable federal tax incentives, customers can yield high energy savings for 25 years or more.
Associated GHG Emissions Reduction
GHG emissions reductions vary depending on the size of the solar PV installation. As a rule of thumb, every ~1562 kWh offset by renewable generation equates to a decrease of 1MT CO2e based on the assumption that the energy supply is fossil-fuel based.
About Energy Storage & Microgrid Solutions
Battery energy storage systems (BESS) can be deployed as stand-alone technology to support onsite loads and provide backup power during outages or high-value time-of-use periods. Paired with solar, energy storage allows for energy offset in the hours your system cannot produce. Primarily, this reduces energy costs, but it can also shave energy demand and provide stability when grid energy supply is unreliable, such as during blackouts or PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events.
A microgrid is a local power source, either interconnected to the utility or operating independently of a utility, that would allow for continuous power offset by using at least two power generation sources. Microgrids can incorporate solar plus energy storage with control systems for precise energy management on site. This can be critical for operations that cannot sustain a shutdown or experience significantly reduced productivity when power is unreliable.
Building A System for Solar & Energy Storage with CalCom
There are numerous benefits to integrating solar and energy storage systems into your operations. As consistent market leaders and your trusted energy solutions partner, CalCom Energy is here to help you realize those benefits and how they will specifically impact your business operations and goals.
Benefits of Solar & Energy Storage Systems:
In Our Market
Our team members have led the deployment of 150+ megawatts (MW) of solar generating and energy storage capacity. We have self-performed the installation of over 180 solar PV systems ranging from 50 kWDC to 6.5 MWDC using various racking, inverter, and module technologies.
We at CalCom Energy are experts in the field of NEMA. We were one of the first solar firms to interconnect a solar project under the NEMA tariff and the first solar firm in California to interconnect a PV system under NEMA with a new primary service (“no-load”) meter.
We continue to influence the solar industry from the inside; CalCom Energy’s Interconnection & Utilities Relations Manager is also the interconnection chair for California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA, formerly CALSEIA), and we advocate for clean energy policies from the utilities that benefit our clients throughout California.