Silent Power’s OnDemandHome Energy Appliance stores excess energy generated by a homeowner’s solar power system. So when power is needed during the peak demand hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., SMUD and their customers can use energy from the OnDemand system.
Silent Power CEO Todd Headlee says,“Silent Power is honored to be part of SMUD’s cutting-edge efforts to implement storage technologies within its broader smart grid initiatives in its community. Our technology is helping to make energy storage mainstream and increases the societal value of renewable energy. We envision a future in which every solar PV installation includes energy storage.”
Mark Rawson, SMUD senior project manager adds, “The pilot project further demonstrates SMUD’s industry leadership in integrating renewable technologies that maximize the grid’s clean energy and reliability for our customers. As part of our efforts to more broadly deploy smart grid technologies that enable easier integration of renewables, storage could be a valuable asset for SMUD and its customers. This pilot helps us understand the technical and economic feasibility of these types of storage technologies.”
Silent Power’s OnDemand system will be placed in 15 homes in the Rancho Cordova, Calif. community. Depending on the outcome of the pilot, the utility could deploy the technology throughout its service territory if feasible.
Silent Power will work in partnership with GridPoint, an established leader in smart grid software, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Navigant Consulting, SunPower and Saft, a provider of high-tech lithium ion batteries, to offer SMUD a complete solution to energy storage and management needs.