The PV element in the hybrid system will be able to improve handling of peak loads, thereby providing secure and reliable electricity to the Municipality and the State. The Sterling Community Solar + Energy Storage project will utilize a 1 MW/2 MWh energy storage system with LG Chem batteries and Sungrow inverters, delivered by Greensmith Energy to Origis Energy in accordance with an order booked in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“Energy storage is the integrative component to deployable community solar plus storage projects like the system we are installing for the Sterling Municipal Light Department” said Josh Teigiser, Director of Development & Energy Storage, Origis Energy. “Greensmith is an acknowledged leader in this field and we are pleased to partner with them on this project.”
John G. Jung, CEO of Greensmith, added that milestone installations like the Sterling project will serve as benchmark technology for the region.
Greensmith will deliver the turnkey solution and project on a fast-track basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services under a 10-year agreement. The system is expected to be fully operational by the end of March 2018