On Friday, this week as part of Intersolar North America, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Stone Edge Farm Microgrid project, where engineers and students from around the world are researching how to build self-sufficiency and resiliency with distributed generation and storage assets for uninterrupted power to support all the farm’s extensive operations.
SimpliPhi’s non-toxic energy storage technology is operational on the microgrid. The company is also exhibiting at Intersolar.
“SimpliPhi was selected for its safety, efficiency, longevity and proven track record in the industry. SimpliPhi batteries are the only batteries in the Stone Edge Farm microgrid project that are installed inside a building because they do not require thermal control and mitigation to protect the warranty or safeguard against thermal runaway or fire,” said Craig Wooster, CEO of Wooster Energy Engineering, general contractor for the microgrid project at Stone Edge Farm.
“An AccESS unit has been installed on the farm, in addition to the original bank of PHI 3.4 kWh batteries in the Zen building that provide power to the ‘critical grid’ portion of the project. This is independent of the larger microgrid and used to power a subset of facility functions that will never lose power should the grid go down. As the AccESS is truly plug-and-play, it was a big cost advantage to minimize the installation of other electrical equipment in order to create another integrated storage asset for resiliency on the farm.”
Stone Edge Farm is a living laboratory designed to test and validate new advances in energy hardware and software that combine to create power security and efficiency, both on grid and off.
Since being introduced in the fall of 2016, the AccESS has been installed in a variety of residential, commercial and “glamping” projects throughout California, Hawaii and the East Coast.
“We worked closely with installers in the creation of the plug-and-play AccESS to address the major pain points of both novice and expert energy storage installers alike to ensure cost effective, easy integration into new and existing on or off grid applications,” said SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg.
The AccESS and full line of SimpliPhi non-toxic energy storage solutions will be in the SimpliPhi Booth #8031 at Intersolar North America.