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Yotta Energy and EcoBuild Partner on Multiple Commercial Solar + Storage Projects in Louisiana 

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As Louisiana looks to solar and energy storage to increase its resiliency to power outages caused by hurricanes and other extreme weather events, Yotta Energy is partnering with Louisiana-based commercial solar installer EcoBuild. The companies are teaming up to provide distributed energy resources for both new and retrofitted energy storage solutions throughout the region. With more than 12 projects in the pipeline at locations such as car dealerships, grocery stores, and hotels, EcoBuild and Yotta are looking to give businesses greater control over their energy costs year round, especially during critical grid failures. 
Yotta Energy and EcoBuild Partner on Multiple Commercial Solar + Storage Projects in Louisiana 
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 “Yotta Energy has been a great partner in helping us scale our market. We are excited about the ease of deployment of Yotta’s solution,” said Richard Carroll, co-owner of EcoBuild.

The first installation for the partnership is for one of the nation’s top roofing companies, Premier South Roofing, at its headquarters in Baton Rouge. The building, which houses much of the company’s staff and commercial roofing operations, is now home to a rooftop solar + storage system consisting of solar panels, energy storage, and a 125kW generator that will establish the microgrid during an outage.

In addition, EcoBuild is installing three electric vehicle (EV) chargers to refuel Premier’s future 30-vehicle fleet. Some of the vehicles included are Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Trucks and GMC Hummer EV Pickups. The system is expected to provide 100 percent of the building’s power loads, including the energy needed for EV charging. After installation, Premier South can expect to see a payback of less than five years. 

 “When disaster strikes, keeping our lights on and roofing services active is imperative,” said R.J. McGimsey, of Premier South Roofing. “This solar plus storage installation is a worthwhile investment that will save us on energy costs year round and allow us to electrify our vehicle fleet, without the expense of an extensive battery system located apart from the building.”

Yotta’s PV-Coupled architecture solution, the Yotta SolarLeaf™, is a fully integrated energy storage device that integrates behind each photovoltaic (PV) panel in a solar array. The solution is easy to deploy for solar self-consumption, time-based control, and peak energy shaving, allowing customers to realize energy savings and achieve grid independence. The device enables a distributed and scalable format while maximizing the life and performance of the battery under extreme weather conditions due to its thermal regulation technology.

With reports indicating that storms are getting more powerful because of warmer weather, many states in tropical zones are looking to alternative solutions to provide power. The Yotta Energy storage system is designed to meet strict wind requirements.

“Being from the Baton Rouge area, I have strong ties to the communities that are frequently dealing with life-altering weather events,” said Yotta CEO, Omeed Badkoobeh. “We are excited to work with EcoBuild on deploying this technology as the state rebuilds. We expect the resiliency and cost savings from distributed energy resources will drive adoption and eventually move us away from antiquated energy sources.”

 

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