CleanSpark Completes Phase I of Commercial Microgrid in Borrego Springs
- Aug 24, 2016
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Salt Lake City—CleanSpark, a subsidiary of Stratean, announced it has completed Phase I of its first commercial microgrid in partnership with San Francisco-based builder Webcor and solar service provider Sungevity.
Matthew Schultz, CEO of Stratean said, “We are excited about completing the first phase of this project. Sungevity and Webcor are phenomenal partners. We believe the ROI is extremely compelling for our customers not only as a result of solar energy generation, but also due to our superior intelligence platform that will deliver significant value on its own. We look forward to communicating future projects and developments in the near term.”
The 832 kW solar system with distributed controls is located at the Ram’s Hill Golf Course in Borrego Springs. It features a highly advanced monitoring intelligence platform which has been upgraded to consolidate property loads for a private behind-the-meter 12 kV infrastructure and to enable plug and play capabilities, such as energy storage integration and additional microgrid functionality.
The installation at the Rams Hill took five months to complete and is expected to save approximately $300,000 per year with an eight-year return on investment from the project. The return is expected to drop further in the coming six months as the intelligence platform is already delivering cost savings information.
“The system installed by the microgrid team has performed beyond our expectations. We are very happy with our partnership with Webcor and CleanSpark and look forward to the continuing development of our power system,” said Becky Holeman, CFO of Rams Hill.
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