Panel-level battery provider Yotta Energy partnered with Texas utility CPS Energy recently to install a small-scale applied technology project at the Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Military Post. This project was made possible through grant funding from the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program.
As part of the demonstration project, Yotta Energy will test the performance of its energy storage system in the Texas heat and its demand response features as a distributed energy resource DER. This project also supports utilizing the performance data and feedback to make improvements to Yotta Energy’s feature set for its forthcoming commercial product delivery, slated for early 2022, and future commercial designs.
During the first few weeks of project installation, Yotta Energy’s storage solution has performed as expected during the Texas summer.
“The possibility of having a battery storage system attached to the actual solar panels excites us. It moves us one step closer to deploying cleaner, more resilient energy in our community that’s integrated and uses far less real estate,” said Frank Almaraz, Chief Power, Sustainability and Business Development Officer at CPS Energy.
The findings of this demonstration project will provide valuable insight on Yotta Energy’s integrated storage technology to CPS Energy as the utility continues to incorporate new and innovative technologies into its portfolio. Deploying DERs, such as Yotta Energy’s renewable energy storage solution, can lead to lower costs for utilities as the need for onsite battery storage buildings is eliminated, while enabling the stabilization of an intermittent source like solar.