Energy Storage Services

Lower Peak Demand Charges and Reduce Energy Costs

Lower Peak Demand Charges and Reduce Energy Costs

Save More and Power Through Outages with Commercial Solar Energy Storage

Commercial Solar Energy Storage

Solar by itself can cut monthly energy charges dramatically. Storage can amplify those savings by addressing demand charges. Combining solar and storage creates more ways to save and can be a winning combination for commercial customers with the right energy profile.

Learn how Positive Energy Solar’s expertise and knowledge can help customize a solar and storage solution to meet your organization's energy needs. Call us today at (505) 908-9578.

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How Energy Storage Works - Lowering Peak Electricity Costs

Demand charges usually apply to commercial and industrial customers that pay time-of-use rates and at certain bill sizes.

Depending on how much electricity your business uses, and how your business uses electricity throughout the day, your monthly electricity bill may have two parts: 1) Energy charges—for the total amount of electricity you use 2) Demand charges—for “peak usage”

Demand charges are based on the highest 15-minute average usage recorded on the demand meter within a given month. If your facility tends to use a lot of power over short periods, your demand charges will comprise a larger part of your bill (typically between 30 and 70 percent). If you use power at a more consistent rate throughout the month, your demand charges will generally be a smaller part of your bill.

The curve created by the up and down movement of your monthly energy bills is called the load profile. Businesses with a lot of fluctuation have a "spiky" load associated with drastic shifts throughout the day in how much energy they are consuming. Storage helps reduce that spike.

Step 1: Solar Charges Your Batteries

During daylight, your solar system uses batteries to store excess energy it generates.

Solar Energy Storage

Step 2: Software Monitors Power Consumption

Intelligent software coordinates between solar and storage, optimizing how and when energy is utilized.

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Step 3: Batteries Release Energy

Stored energy can be released:

  • When rates are high
  • To keep supply at a consistent level and avoid peak demand charges
  • To stay below a certain energy use threshold and avoid moving into a higher rate tariff
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  • Thorough and supportive from start to finish

    Positive Energy Solar was responsive and helpful from the time we first called, through our decision-making process, and throughout the planning and installation of our system. Dave went over the options with us and answered all our questions, Zach worked with us to plan our system and guide us through the necessary steps with PNM and the recommended electrician, who was also very helpful and efficient, and the installation went smoothly and as planned. Dave also followed up with us to be sure the system was working as it should. We are very pleased with Positive Energy and would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone considering a solar installation...

    Albuququerque, NM

  • from start to finish they were excellent, would definitely recommend them to anybody.

    Great solar system, excellent workmanship, very professional people, they got the job done before due date, from start to finish they were excellent, would definitely recommend them to anybody.

    Albuquerque, NM

  • Couldn't be more pleased!

    Our experience with Positive Energy Solar couldn't have been easier or more professional. Our contact, Taylor, explained everything clearly, giving us various options to choose from, both in terms of how much solar we wanted to install and whether we wanted to pay up front or choose a pay-as-you-generate plan. Everyone we dealt with was professional and courteous and we got our panels installed in a timely manner. We are now enjoying our website monitor that tells us every day how much electricity we have generated. Between our solar array and our new electric car, we are thrilled to be "part of the solution."

    Santa Fe, NM

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