College of Marin is the first community college in California to partner with Tesla to install the new stationary storage products (Tesla Powerpack) on campus.

Being selected as a site for the energy storage systems comes with $5.3 million in government incentives that will cover site preparation costs and installation of the lithium-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system, and software that receives dispatch commands from a solar inverter. Concrete slabs will be installed behind the Student Services Building at the Kentfield Campus and near the Main Building at the Indian Valley Campus.

Vice President Greg Nelson expects installation to begin in mid-May and last until the end of June. Once the stationary batteries are operational, Nelson estimates the cost savings to be anywhere from $100,000-$150,000 annually for the college.

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