California-based Sunworks has selected Sharp Electronics Corp.’s SmartStorage system as the solar company’s primary energy storage solution.
According to Sharp, the SmartStorage system is an intelligent, lithium-ion-based solution that uses predictive learning to reduce peak electricity consumption during demand spikes. Sunworks will implement SmartStorage products into upcoming commercial building projects.
“Sunworks is highly recognized in the industry for quality solar installations. By joining forces to offer their industry-leading solar solutions plus our innovative SmartStorage system, customers can optimize their energy usage,” says Carl Mansfield, General Manager and Founder of Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services Group. “We’re happy to offer a hybrid solar-plus-storage solution that enables commercial property owners to shift more of their capital to operations instead of expensive utility bills.”
Sunworks and Sharp say they expect an increase in the adoption of hybrid solar+storage energy solutions, especially for projects that reside in areas facing high peak demand rates. With its California presence and direct access to Sharp’s zero-down financing program, Sunworks now plans to evaluate all of its commercial projects. For any site that demonstrates a strong economic benefit from a solar+storage solution, Sunworks will install the SmartStorage system.
“We are seeing the market move toward energy storage,” comments Jim Nelson, CEO of Sunworks. “This is an opportunity to grow our business and provide our customers with a reliable, high-performing and high-quality storage solution that can deliver savings. We found that Sharp offered the best solution within the energy storage market, and we plan to deploy the SmartStorage system to all of our commercial projects where the economics make sense.”