Con Ed is Installing 4 Megawatt-Hours Across 300 Homes in Brooklyn and Queens
Each of the 300 homes will be outfitted with a 7-kilowatt to 9-kilowatt rooftop PV system and a 6-kilowatt/19.4-kilowatt-hour energy storage system. The project is meant to explore the revenue streams made possible by software-enabled aggregation of energy storage. It’s an opportunity to learn how batteries operate in the real-world residential environment and how much consumers are willing to pay for backup power.
New York utility Con Ed, SunPower and Sunverge formally announced the $15 million project as part of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision effort. The goal is to retrofit homes in Brooklyn and Queens with leased high-efficiency solar panels and a lithium-ion energy storage systems. The Sunverge energy storage system is housed in a Nema 3R enclosure with a secondary steel enclosure for the battery. In addition to the utility-facing grid services, the installation provides homeowners with backup power for essential loads in the home.
Other firms such as Panasonic, Stem, Green Charge Networks, Sonnen, and Advanced Microgrid Solutions are also pursuing similar aggregated energy storage application.