Commercial, Energy Storage, Industrial, Commercial, Industrial, Solar - May 23, 2017
Tyler Technologies plans solar, storage at Texas HQ
Tyler Technologies is working to become the first company in North Texas to have a commercial solar-plus-storage project.
The information management solutions and services company on May 23 announced the installation of solar panels at its headquarters in Plano, Texas. Additionally, any excess electricity from the panels will be stored in batteries that will reside in the electrical closets of its buildings.
"In addition to making Tyler greener by reusing electricity, the energy storage will help Tyler withstand a possible power outage for several hours, allowing the company to continue to work and address its clients' needs at any time," the company said in a news release.
The company partnered with Dallas-based W Energies Solar One on the project, which is utilizing incentives made available by its utility, Oncor Electric Delivery Co., for businesses that generate their own power, according to the company.
"This project is an exciting addition to our other environmental initiatives at Tyler, and we’re proud to be among other energy-conscious companies in North Texas who are making our backyard more environmentally friendly," President Lynn Moore Jr. said in a statement. "We look forward to seeing the benefits our Plano campus will experience using solar panels, and we may even consider replicating this initiative at other Tyler office locations, such as in Lubbock [Texas], in the future."
Rooftop solar installations are on the rise among corporations in the area: Construction recently began on a 8.79 MW behind-the-meter solar installation at Toyota Motor North America's new headquarters in Plano.