Sunrun to introduce 300-home solar-plus-storage virtual power plant

Jun 18, 2020 03:32 PM ET
  • US household solar company Sunrun is to aggregate 300 domestic solar-plus-storage installments into a solitary virtual power plant (VPP), declaring it to be one of the US' very first property VPPs.

The task, to be launched in partnership with energy Southern California Edison (SCE), will certainly impersonate a demo task for solar-plus-storage systems to run as a VPP, including aggregated generation and storage space capability.

In between currently and also the center of 2021, approximately 200 of Sunrun's Brightbox solar-plus-storage packages will be networked and provide coming to a head capacity to SCE's handled grid. The systems will likewise be utilized to supply backup power in the outcome of grid interruptions and also show the more comprehensive advantages of using VPPs to help decarbonisation.

"As we continue to decarbonise the power grid it is vital that we discover cutting-edge remedies enabling clean, cost effective and trustworthy solution. The Virtual Power Plant will aid us comprehend how residence battery systems can do comparable to solitary huge capability power sources to benefit all customers," SCE's elderly VP for client service, Jill Anderson, stated.

For even more detail on the project and the potential for solar-plus-storage VPPs in the United States, visit our sis magazine Energy-Storage. information.

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