Xtreme Power, Xcel Energy Investigating Solar Energy Storage

Xtreme Power Inc., provider of Dynamic Power Resources (DPRs) for utility-scale energy storage, and Xcel Energy have entered into a partnership to install a 1 MW system to collect operational data on the integration of energy storage and solar energy systems at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC).

SolarTAC is a private facility in Aurora, Colo., that serves as a solar test bed to validate and demonstrate a variety of solar technologies. The role of Xtreme Power's DPR is to perform a number of energy storage and grid asset functions, including output smoothing, time shifting and forecast error mitigation for solar energy generated at the site.

The project aims to display the real-world results of integrating storage systems with solar installations to more efficiently incorporate energy output from renewable sources onto the power grid, according to the companies. Results will be made public to reflect the system's performance over the course of three years.

SOURCE: Xtreme Power

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