IHI Energy Systems and Tucson Electric Power will present interim results from their joint research project, which investigates the efficacy and economic viability of solar + storage combined with advanced autonomous dispatch algorithms for controlling peak load on the distribution network. The project compares the performance of several dispatch algorithms and systems sizes using both engineering and economic metrics, while accounting for the constraints of this real-world use case (including live real-world data feeds and limited historical data).
Module price decline in the past few years has been a significant driver to system cost reduction. While there is room for further module price depreciation, module price trends are vulnerable to upside risk, such as import tariffs, increased input costs, and supply-demand shift. This makes it hard to depend on module price reduction to bring down system costs. Moving forward, there may be more opportunity to bring down system costs by adopting higher efficiency module technology.
Energy storage grew 46% in Q3 of 2017, with 26% of total MW deployed on behind the meter projects. With such staggering growth, how are these deployments playing out, how are they installed, how are they sold, integrated and serviced? Join NEXTracker, Leclanche and the CESA (California Energy Storage Alliance) discuss how one size does not fit all and how every project with its application requirements and geographies set the tone. Hear about use cases, different battery technologies, system integrator trends from policy-driven California to stand alone storage applications and how energy storage is increasing grid reliability.