SolarCity and Texas-based Direct Energy are installing solar electric and energy storage systems at two BJ's Wholesale Club locations in Massachusetts.
BJ's in Framingham will host a 400 kW rooftop photovoltaic system, while the Dedham location will receive a 764 kW array. Both sites will also have a 200 kW/400kWh DemandLogic lithium-ion battery storage system.
SolarCity will also install a 1.3 MW solar system on BJ's distribution facility in Uxbridge, Mass., this year. All three of these new solar projects for BJ's were assisted by a dedicated investment fund created by Direct Energy and SolarCity in 2013 to finance up to $124 million in solar projects.
‘Pairing battery storage with solar PV systems is a new and viable opportunity that positions Direct Energy Business as a total energy management service provider for commercial and industrial customers,’ says John Schultz, president of Direct Energy's commercial business.
For more information on integrated solar power and energy storage systems, visit the Hybrid Energy Innovations event site here.