An 100kW on-grid solar and 250KWh TROES’ BESS system work together at Southern Illinois University, which aims to build a scalable infrastructure consisting of photovoltaic (PV) panels and energy storage units to generate electricity in normal conditions and function as a backup power source in case of an electricity outage.
In the event of power outage, it sustains the operation of a computing and control room and a wireless communication infrastructure. With this infrastructure and data obtained from its operation, the project aims to demonstrate that PV systems with energy storage can provide a viable alternative to traditional diesel-powered generators when selecting backup power sources for small-scale applications.
Microgrid, Solar Integration
High energy bills that includes both consumption charges and demand charges.
On-grid solar and TROES’ BESS system work together as the solar provides power while charging the BESS to be used during peak time or support the load at night.