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Terra Verde/SolarCity - Burton School District Energy Storage & PV Project

Technology Type Lithium-ion Battery
Rated Power 360 kW
URL More about Terra Verde/SolarCity - Burton School District Energy Storage & PV Project
Burton School District, in California's San Joaquin Valley, will house combined solar and energy storage systems from SolarCity. The district will install solar and DemandLogic™, SolarCity's smart energy storage system for businesses, to generate and store its own clean, renewable electricity at eight schools. DemandLogic will allow the district schools to reduce energy costs by using stored electricity to lower peak demand. SolarCity will install the district's solar systems and advanced battery technology at eight elementary and middle schools, as well as additional solar generation at a district office. The solar installations will total more than 1.4 megawatts of clean power capacity, with storage providing an additional 360 kilowatts (720 kilowatt hours) of power to reduce peak demand. The new solar systems are expected to save the district more than $1 million dollars over the life of the contracts, and the DemandLogic battery storage systems could save thousands more on demand charges each year. Burton School District retained TerraVerde Renewable Partners, an independent energy advisor, to assess and scope an optimal energy cost savings program, analyze financing options, organize the RFP process and help the district select the best candidate to meet the program's specifications. The new SolarCity systems are expected to generate 2.3 million kilowatt hours of solar energy annually, and enough over the life of the contract to power more than 4,000 homes for a year. The solar systems will also help avoid more than 43 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere and save more than 203 million gallons of water*, an especially important environmental benefit in the drought-stricken valley. The entire storage project is expected to be complete by May 2015.
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Project Status
Status Contracted
Commissioning On DD.05.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Porterville, California 93257
United States

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Paired Grid Resource 1.4MW PV
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Customer-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Burton School District
Energy Storage Technology Provider SolarCity
Developer Terra Verde Renewable Partners
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Electric Bill Management with Renewables
Onsite Renewable Generation Shifting
Renewables Capacity Firming
Funding Source 1 State/Provincial/Regional Grant
CA Proposition 39
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