Sharp Electronics Corp. has launched its SmartStorage energy management system in California.
Developed in the Camas, Wash.-based Sharp Laboratories of America, SmartStorage is intended to cut utility demand charges for commercial and industrial buildings. SmartStorage operates as a stand-alone system or paired with a solar electric installation.
Over the past 18 months, Sharp says, SmartStorage has undergone quality assurance testing, including a pilot deployment at a commercial building in San Diego.
The system is expected to be rolled out elsewhere in the U.S. in the second half of the year.