Details on an optimized 343-kW PV system completed at a California sports facility

HelioPower completed two commercial PV systems at a state-of-the-art Southern California sports center in Ladera Ranch. The 63,000 sq-ft gym now sports a 343 kW system optimized with SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution, coupled with the PredictEnergy Commercial Energy Management System. This represents a significant milestone in Ladera’s sustainability program and their ability to reduce their electricity costs. Canadian Solar’s high-performing PV modules and HelioPower’s distributed generation strategies work together to maximally reduce the levelized cost of energy for Ladera Sports Center.

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System details

The system was split into two meters, consisting of two points of connections: the sports center and the office. The installation consists of 1,100 Canadian Solar 310 PV modules with 8 SolarEdge SE33.3KUS Three Phase inverters and 550 SolarEdge P700 power optimizers. By utilizing SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution, Ladera Sports Center’s energy output increases from the PV System, constantly tracking the maximum power point at the module level. The power optimizers provide performance reporting through the SolarEdge monitoring portal for enhanced, cost-effective, module-level maintenance. SolarEdge technology meets advanced safety requirements, including NEC2017, and is designed to de-energize the DC voltage in the PV wires whenever the PV system is disconnected from the grid or the inverter is turned off for increased safety during installation, maintenance, and emergencies.

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“As a leading global PV inverter company, SolarEdge is committed to delivering innovative and cost-effective commercial solutions,” said Peter Mathews, North America General Manager for SolarEdge. “Offering value added products and services, we see ourselves as a partner to installers and EPCs and as such offer support throughout the entire PV system lifetime.”

“HelioPower’s mission is to work with our clients to find the most cost-effective solution to all of their energy needs,” said Mike Murray, Director of Commercial Operations, HelioPower, “PredictEnergyTM identified demand-side energy reduction opportunities that enabled Ladera Sports Center to complete the initial phase of their clean energy initiative on time, on budget with on-going energy savings.”

Ladera Sports Center is LEED Certified. LEED is a process framework that project teams apply to create highly efficient, economical and sustainable buildings. Ladera Sports Center will deliver at least 35% of the building’s electricity from renewable sources. Together, HelioPower’s integrated energy solutions and energy analytics profiling tools work to deliver a financially viable project, reducing Ladera’s energy costs and supporting their sustainability strategy.

— Solar Builder magazine

HelioPower launches new energy storage system for residential, commercial projects

HelioPower is launching its new energy storage solution practices to provide complete, sustainable energy solutions for residential and commercial clients. Residential energy storage and commercial energy storage are driven by different factors and use cases, but both offer potential cost savings and energy autonomy. HelioPower’s storage practice brings together energy analytics, project finance, engineering, construction and asset management services in customized solutions.

HelioPower Formally Launches Storage Solutions Practice HelioPower is pleased to announce the formal launching of its energy storage practice, providing complete energy solutions for home and business.  MURRIETA, Calif.—March 2, 2016—HelioPower, Inc. is pleased to announce the formal launch of its innovative energy storage solution practices to provide complete, sustainable energy solutions for residential and commercial clients.  Residential energy storage and commercial energy storage are driven by different factors and use cases, but both offer potential cost savings and energy autonomy. HelioPower's storage practice brings together energy analytics, project finance, engineering, construction and asset management services in customized solutions for clients.  “I’ve always been a proponent of energy autonomy and the installation of my energy storage system is a significant milestone in my sustainability program to reduce energy costs.” Said Jay Marsh, a homeowner and HelioPower customer. Today, the most common form of energy storage is based on some form of battery storage. With HelioPower’s integrated turnkey energy solutions, the Marsh residence was able to complete their renewable energy initiative on time and on budget. HelioPower’s mission is to work with clients to find the most cost-effective solution to all their energy needs whether solar electricity, solar thermal, home storage, backup generators, energy efficient equipment, whole house fans, or smart thermostats.  For commercial energy storage, HelioPower provides emergency generators, energy efficiency systems and commercial energy management software through PredictEnergyTM, to cut expensive demand charges on utility bills. One example would be the successful installation of an energy storage system at Blisterpak, Inc. By combining the energy storage system with PredictEnergyTM and solar PV provided by HelioPower, the facility saves both on energy and demand, thereby maximizing the savings. “HelioPower was chosen because of the company’s long-standing reputation for delivering and installing high-quality and reliable products,” said Steve Mattis, President of Blisterpak, Inc. a manufacturer of thermoformed packaging and distributor of heat sealing machines. “Moreover,” Mr. Mattis said, “they offer an assurance of long-term service and guaranteed performance.  HelioPower is helping its customers, like Blisterpak, take control of their expensive utility bill by installing energy storage systems and solar PV.” HelioPower’s energy analytics and load profiling tools, along with their distributed generation strategies for energy autnomy demonstrate their capabilities in tackling tough challenges that provide maximum relief to high energy costs.  About HelioPower, Inc. HelioPower Energy Solutions is an integrated energy solutions company based in Murrieta, California. The company helps its clients reduce energy costs and develop energy assets by leveraging renewable energy products and services, demand side management, and return on investment strategies for clients in the U.S. and abroad. HelioPower employs a diversified approach to providing renewable energy technologies and load reduction expertise. Because needs can vary greatly among energy consumers, HelioPower is committed to helping its clients understand their unique energy challenges to deliver customized, cost-effective solutions to reduce energy costs. Contact: To learn more please contact Nicolette Ragon at marketing@heliopower.com or visit http://www.heliopower.com.

Residential solution

“I’ve always been a proponent of energy autonomy and the installation of my energy storage system is a significant milestone in my sustainability program to reduce energy costs.” Said Jay Marsh, a homeowner and HelioPower customer.

Today, the most common form of energy storage is based on some form of battery storage. With HelioPower’s integrated turnkey energy solutions, the Marsh residence was able to complete their renewable energy initiative on time and on budget. HelioPower’s mission is to work with clients to find the most cost-effective solution to all their energy needs whether solar electricity, solar thermal, home storage, backup generators, energy efficient equipment, whole house fans, or smart thermostats.

RELATED: What’s the future of solar plus storage for the home? 

Commercial solution

For commercial energy storage, HelioPower provides emergency generators, energy efficiency systems and commercial energy management software through PredictEnergy, to cut expensive demand charges on utility bills. One example would be the successful installation of an energy storage system at Blisterpak. By combining the energy storage system with PredictEnergyTM and solar PV provided by HelioPower, the facility saves both on energy and demand, thereby maximizing the savings.

“HelioPower was chosen because of the company’s long-standing reputation for delivering and installing high-quality and reliable products,” said Steve Mattis, President of Blisterpak, Inc. a manufacturer of thermoformed packaging and distributor of heat sealing machines. “Moreover,” Mr. Mattis said, “they offer an assurance of long-term service and guaranteed performance. HelioPower is helping its customers, like Blisterpak, take control of their expensive utility bill by installing energy storage systems and solar PV.”

HelioPower’s energy analytics and load profiling tools, along with their distributed generation strategies for energy autnomy demonstrate their capabilities in tackling tough challenges that provide maximum relief to high energy costs.

— Solar Builder magazine

Details on behind-the-meter solar+storage system installed by HelioPower

HelioPower sent word that it has installed Sharp’s SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage solution at the Southern California manufacturing and distribution facility of Blisterpak, Inc., a manufacturer of thermoformed packaging and distributor of heat sealing machines. The 120-kW storage system is coupled with Blisterpak’s recently installed 135-kW solar PV installation and the PredictEnergy Commercial Energy Management System. The SmartStorage system is designed to help Blisterpak cut expensive demand charges on its utility bills, and the company expects about $42,000 per year in total estimated utility savings.

Sharp-SmartStorage-Hi-ResPeak demand charges are the fastest growing part of utility bills for many commercial and industrial customers and can represent up to 50 percent of a company’s monthly utility bill. The site is Blisterpak’s manufacturing and distribution facility located in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) utility territory, an area of the country suffering from peak demand charges as high as $35/kW. Solar PV offsets energy charges but not demand charges. By combining the SmartStorage system with solar PV, businesses save on both energy and demand.

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“We selected the Sharp system because of the company’s long-standing reputation for delivering safe, high-quality and reliable electronic products. Moreover, their system offered an incomparable assurance of long-term service and guaranteed performance with their 10-year asset management service and performance guarantee,” said Mo Rousso, President of HelioPower. “It’s a system that requires almost no oversight on Blisterpak’s part to deliver a high level of savings.”

The SmartStorage system employs sophisticated, predictive analytics and controls to manage the release of energy from the battery. As Blisterpak’s demand starts to spike, a rapid power discharge is triggered to mitigate spikes in demand usage. Blisterpak’s SmartStorage system installation is backed by Sharp’s innovative 10-year Asset Management Service Agreement, which provides routine and unscheduled maintenance, coupled with a 10-year demand reduction performance guarantee. If guaranteed demand reductions are not met, Sharp will compensate for the deficit in promised peak demand reductions.

“Our system would benefit many commercial and industrial buildings in the SCE territory,” said Carl Mansfield, General Manager and Founder of Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group. “HelioPower is helping its customers, like Blisterpak, take control of their expensive utility bills by installing the SmartStorage® system and we are pleased to provide them with a solution that reliably and safely delivers results.”

— Solar Builder magazine