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How long can a BESS provide power during an outage?

The duration of backup power provided by a BESS depends on its capacity and the power requirements of the connected loads. Smaller systems may provide power for a few hours, while larger installations can sustain critical loads for several days. The capacity and duration can be customized based on specific requirements.

What are the benefits of implementing a BESS?

There are several benefits of utilizing a BESS, including:

  • Load shifting: BESS allows you to shift energy consumption from high-demand periods to low-demand periods, reducing costs associated with peak-time electricity rates.
  • Renewable integration: BESS enables the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources like solar or wind by storing excess energy and releasing it when needed.
  • Backup power: In the event of a power outage, a BESS can provide backup power, ensuring uninterrupted operations.

What is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)?

A BESS is a technology that stores electrical energy in rechargeable batteries for later use. It allows for efficient energy management by storing excess energy during times of low demand and delivering it during peak demand periods.

Will I still be able to purchase power from an ESCO (Energy Service Company)?

Generally, yes. In the case of New York, for example, you can still choose to purchase the power from the Utility or any of the approved ESCOs. The community solar credit will be applied separately on the utility bill. This can vary state to state, so please contact us for more information.

Is my land right for solar?

The ideal land for solar is reasonably cleared and level, it is located near a substation (1-3 miles) and close to 3-phase power line (<1 mile). If you’re unsure if your land qualifies for solar, contact us and we will assess and evaluate your land.

What are the lease rates per acre for a solar farm?

The amount of money you can possibly get from your land depends on a wide range of factors such as proximity to the substation and capacity. A realistic estimate is approximately between $600 to $1,500 per acre but there are often very good reasons for going outside of that range.

What happens once a lease is signed?

Once the lease has been finalized, we can begin the planning phase. A project can take around 2 to 3 years to complete.

What’s in a typical solar project lease?

  • Diligence / permitting period (3 years max)
  • 25+ year lease
  • Decommissioning / remediation and end-of-term (bonded at start of construction)

What is a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement?

In a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement(VPPA) the buyer agrees to purchase the utility-scale project’s renewable energy for a fixed price and will receive Renewable Energy Credits. You will still be connected to the utility grid so you will have power when you need it.