Microgrids, Industrial, Solar - August 29, 2022
Sycamore Adds Microgrid in Pennsylvania
Sycamore International, a technology recycling company, installed a 115 kW DC solar array to form a microgrid which will reduce peak electricity demand and provide back-up power.
ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, completed the installation of a microgrid project including an ESS Energy Warehouse™ system at Sycamore’s industrial recycling facility in West Grove, Pennsylvania. The project was developed by TerraSol Energies, Inc., a developer and operator of turnkey solar and storage solutions for commercial customers.
“Through collaboration with TerraSol, we identified ESS's sustainable, American-made energy storage technology as the best solution on the market to achieve our climate and business operations goals. This solar and energy storage microgrid delivers backup power when needed to keep our facility fully operational, has a very reasonable return on the capital investment through both electricity production and peak load shaving, and enables our facility to operate comfortably with a net-zero carbon footprint,” said Steve Figgatt, CEO of Sycamore International, in a statement.