SolarCity Launches Solar, Battery Microgrid Service

March 17, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

solarcity energy manageSolarCity unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines solar energy with battery storage. SolarCity is targeting municipalities as well as critical service providers such as hospitals with the microgrid service that ensures resiliency against power outages. GridLogic can operate either in conjunction with or independently of the utility grid.

In addition to resiliency, GridLogic also includes a demand response capability to store power for high-peak demand use.

SolarCity will offer financing options for GridLogic, including payment programs with little to no upfront cost.

SolarCity’s in-house grid engineering team will design and install each GridLogic project with a system of software-based monitoring and controls that manage the mix of distributed energy resources and utility power.

The microgrids will use new lithium-ion Tesla batteries and can be scalable by installing larger or smaller battery banks, reports Breaking Energy.

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