muGrid Analytics will be at ASES Solar 2017, The National Solar Conference, from October 9-13, 2017. The National Solar Conference is coming to muGrid’s hometown, Denver, Colorado. We will be presenting some of our recent work with Host Hotels and Resorts at the poster session on Tuesday afternoon. Amy Simpkins, muGrid’s Director of Business Development, will staff the poster session, so please stop by and say hi.
Here is a summary of the poster we’ll be presenting:
Calculating The Demand Charge Reduction Of A 598-kW Commercial Solar Array On Maui
It is commonly assumed that solar alone cannot effectively reduce peak demand charges due to their weather-induced intermittency and the unpredictable nature of many electrical loads. Therefore, this potential revenue stream is often omitted when building the business case for solar. In this project we analyzed one year of historical solar production data for one of the largest solar arrays on Maui to calculate the efficacy at which solar is able to reduce peak demand charges. We found that the 598 kW solar array was able to reduce peak demand by an average of 76 kW per month over the course of one year for an efficacy of 15%. This represents a utility bill savings of about $1500 per month given the current Maui Electric Company tariff.
Your can read more about this project here.
Other places to find muGrid Analytics at ASES Solar 2017
Amy will be attending the Solar In Your Community Challenge Workshop on Wednesday afternoon, October 11. muGrid Analytics is a featured technical consultant to the challenge and has been helping teams model and analyze their projects. She’ll be available to meet and interact with representatives from the teams and can describe our financial modeling, analysis, and optimization capabilities that can help make your community solar project a success.
On Wednesday, Amy will also be attending the Women in Solar Energy Luncheon.