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Taft Botanical Gardens - SimpliPhi Power

Technology Type Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
Rated Power 10 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 4.00
URL More about Taft Botanical Gardens - SimpliPhi Power
SimpliPhi Power and California Solar Electric have completed the second phase of an off-grid solar plus storage installation at the Taft Botanical Gardens in Ojai, Calif, which are part of an eco resort owned by the non-profit Conservation Endowment Fund. Taft Gardens was challenged to preserve the pristine natural environment of the gardens while at the same time generating and harvesting enough off-grid power to accommodate expanding operations at this remote location. California Solar Electric originally designed and installed an off-grid hybrid solar power generation and storage solution that would eliminate trenching power lines and dramatically reduce generator use and fuel consumption for the eco resort. Phase one of the off-grid solar plus storage system involved the installation of eight PHI2.6 kWh batteries (48 v) to provide over 20 kWh of stored power for the facilities' main lodge and three separate living quarters. A year later, it was evident that the solar PV generation exceeded both the resort's daily electricity loads and the battery storage capacity. Increasing the battery storage allowed them to capture all their PV generation and store more power for evening loads in order to maximize their capital investment - all off grid.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.03.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Ojai, California
United States

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Customer-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Conservation Endowment Fund
Energy Storage Technology Provider SimpliPhi Power
Integrator Company California Solar Electric
O&M Contractor California Solar Electric
Developer California Solar Electric
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Microgrid Capability
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