Prudent Energy says it has been awarded a grant from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in cooperation with SunPower Corp., Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), KEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories, to build and operate its VRB-ESS with SunPower's photovoltaic systems.
This clean energy storage project is part of CPUC's California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration Plan. Prudent Energy's VRB-ESS flow-battery system is designed to help SunPower's commercial customers reduce their energy costs and improve the economics of distributed solar energy technologies.
‘We are very excited to join SunPower, the CPUC, DOE, PG&E and our other partners in this project,’ says Jeff Pierson, Prudent Energy's senior vice president. ‘Prudent's Vanadium Redox Battery is an excellent fit in the distributed solar market.’
SOURCE: Prudent Energy