Beyond Solar: Intelligent Energy Management.
Tomorrow's Energy Challenges.
As energy demand rises, grid penetrations increase and market dynamics change, energy producers and consumers are constantly looking for better ways to lower electricity costs and increase stability of their resources.
Increasing demand and renewable energy penetration onto the grid
The output of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind can vary throughout the day. Today, utilities can already handle a certain amount of variability on their systems; however, as utility-scale solar projects continue to increase in size, the impact of their inherent variability on the grid does as well, causing numerous escalating challenges to the grid operator, such as:
- Grid instability
- Greater risk of outages
- Increased O&M cost
- Lower efficiency
- Frequency and voltage regulation
Increasing energy cost and demand costs
Today’s energy rates are complicated – and they demand expertise to navigate and reduce them. Not only are there consumption charges (kWh) but also escalating time of use (TOU) and peak usage (demand) charges (kW). These peak demand charges often occur in the evening or during weather events during the day. when stand-alone solar technologies add little value by themselves. Some examples of challenges that electricity consumers are starting to face today due to changing electricity market dynamics are:
- Change in tariff rates
- Changes in net-metering policies
- Escalating time of use (TOU) charges
- Increasing peak usage (demand) charges
As far as the PV industry has already come over the past 15+ years SOLON has been in business, we still see opportunity for growth and improvement. As the energy market matures and technology advances, the ability to integrate solar with complementary technologies, such as energy storage and energy efficiency, becomes increasingly important to solving our customers’ needs.
SOLON's Solution: Intelligent Solar Energy.
Advantages. Shave & Shift Your Energy Profiles.
Providing choices and flexibility to use your energy smarter.
At SOLON, we are driven to deliver the best solutions for our customers. We believe that by delivering a comprehensive solution that combines solar with complementary efficiency technologies, SOLON’s solutions provide our customers the choices and flexibility to better control their energy usage – to shave more off their peak energy profiles or shift their usage patterns to produce and consume energy smarter.
- More Savings: Avoid costly time of use and demand charges by shaving and shifting energy profiles.
- More Predictable Costs: Hedge against tariff changes and price increases.
- Improved Reliability: Minimize power outages and increase resource stability.
- Larger Reduction in Carbon Footprint : As industries mature and federal, state and local policies are enacted, the reality of Greenhouse Gas limits is imminent. By combining solar and other clean energy technologies, SOLON’s solutions maximize the CO2 savings.
SOLON. Experts Beyond Solar.
As a leading solar energy solutions provider, it’s SOLON’s responsibility to not only be experts in pv, but also have expertise in integrating and controlling complementary technologies to improve the value of solar. SOLON brings together a veteran team with diverse energy expertise from the utility, energy efficiency, energy storage, photovoltaic and renewable energy industries.