BJ’s Wholesale Club Uses Solar Paired with Energy Storage
These are the first BJ’s Clubs to install solar energy coupled with storage and will be the first two sites on the East Coast to utilize SolarCity’s DemandLogic energy storage system for commercial users.
The Framingham Club will have more than 400 kW of solar energy, while Dedham will install 764 kW. Both systems will be installed in conjunction with a 200 kW lithium-ion battery storage system that uses stored electricity to lower peak demand. These two DemandLogic systems are expected to be installed by February 2015.
SolarCity will also install a 1.3 MW solar system on BJ’s distribution facility in Uxbridge, Mass. this year.
All three BJ’s projects were made possible by a dedicated investment fund created by Direct Energy and SolarCity in 2013 to finance up to $124 million in solar projects.
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