Energy Toolbase (ETB) has deployed its Acumen EMS controls software program on an energy storage system put in by Arch Solar, a solar contractor based mostly in Plymouth, Wisconsin. In 2022, Arch Solar put in the BYD Chess unit, outfitted with Acumen EMS, for a 40-acre senior group heart in Sheboygan.
This venture, supported by the state’s Office of Energy Innovation grant (EIGP), is projected to scale back a minimum of 28% of the present energy combine for the campus, saving greater than $27,000 yearly. The constructing was designed for sustainability and consists of a number of notable renewable options, together with water backup methods and a 200 kW panel solar energy subject.
Sited with a 120 kW BYD Chess unit, the Acumen EMS-operated system will cut back demand prices by peak demand shaving. By using the modeling and deployment features of Energy Toolbase, Arch Solar and the host buyer may also have visibility into the energy storage system’s operation with the ETB Monitor platform; furthermore, the platform permits the shopper to research system efficiency in real-time and oversee invoice financial savings, customise alerts, override occasions, schedule dispatch instructions, and extra.
The venture has garnered beneficiant group assist, with a number of group members contributing financially in hopes of utilizing the location as a mannequin for different nonprofits transitioning to solar throughout the state. In addition to the EIGP grant, Arch Solar was a recipient of a grant from Solar for Good, which contributed $25,000 value of solar panels to the venture.
“Working with ETB for a reliable storage solution in times where half of China is shut down along with all the supply chain issues has been a blessing,” says Mike Cornell, venture supervisor and CIO of Arch Solar. “ETB not only supplied us with the right solution on time, but the all-in-one package made the installation much simpler and more efficient. We will be installing ETB-sourced products again and again.”