Hot off the presses: Not be left out of the latest industry craze, NEXTracker is launching a solar-plus-energy-storage solution for U.S. and international markets.
Meet NX Fusion Plus
NX Fusion Plus integrates the latest, best-in-class solar tracker, battery, inverter, and software to deliver better return on investment to owners of solar power plants. By incorporating battery storage technology into its product, NEXTracker is further increasing the energy output and duration of solar power plants, just as tracking technology did for fixed-tilt solar applications.
The aim here is further improve upon solar’s intermittent deliver issues, according to NEXTracker CTO Alex Au.
“We can now dispatch uninterrupted clean energy in the most effective manner possible for the customer,” he says. “Our tracker becomes the data acquisition backbone of the plant, offering complete system analytics and monitoring. NX Fusion Plus enables higher return on investment than solar alone because we can now utilize more clipped energy and offset demand charges for end users. This is particularly attractive to customers such as farms in the Central Valley of California. We can also provide stable, reliable power in countries such as India, where power fluctuates.”
The NX Fusion Plus enables customers to use more solar energy throughout the day while simultaneously lowering their electricity bills.
In order to bring solar + storage into the mainstream, NEXTracker leverages Flex’s secure data platform with NEXTracker’s predictive smart control software, which is already embedded in the tracker’s electronics. Complementing this product portfolio is machine learning capability, acquired through the purchase of BrightBox earlier this year, which optimizes solar power plant performance and reduces operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.
“We are excited about the new opportunities that NX Fusion Plus opens up for our agricultural customers,” says Dylan Dupre, CEO of CalCom Solar. “It’s a perfect match for distributed generation power plants. With large-scale solar + storage and smart software and controls, our customers will have a solution that lowers their energy bill and peak hour demand charges. We’re anticipating an enhanced ROI from the savings NX Fusion Plus can create through demand management and energy load shifting.”
— Solar Builder magazine