Three New Jersey-based cleantech firms have partnered to develop and deploy solar-hybrid energy systems for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications.
The Resilient Solar Alliance (RSA) consists of Advanced Solar Products, Spano Partners Holdings LLC and A.F. Mensah Inc. The partnership will integrate solar photovoltaic and battery-based energy systems.
RSA is scheduled to break ground in June on a solar-storage project for the Evesham School District in Burlington County, N.J., that will reduce the school district's energy costs nearly $200,000 a year, totaling almost $3 million in savings over the 15-year term of the contract. RSA will provide on-site power generation and energy storage and will trade services provided by the stored energy on the electric grid.
In addition, the energy storage systems will provide backup power in the event of a grid failure, such as during a natural disaster, enabling the district to offer emergency shelter to the community.
"RSA is developing innovative capital and market structures that can bring resilient solar design to communities at lower costs to ratepayers and taxpayers," says Jim Spano, managing partner of Spano Partners and president of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association.