Agilitas Energy is moving forward with a 10 megawatts community solar and energy storage project to be located in the town of Warren, in Massachusetts. The project is indeed the third of its type in the state’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) portfolio. The company announced this Thursday.
Firstly, prior to this project, Agilitas developed two projects which totaled 16 MW of capacity and 18 MWh of energy storage; both of those projects are under construction and part of the SMART portfolio; which makes Agilitas one of the largest SMART developers.
Secondly, the three projects qualify for community solar. Therefore, pushing the state one step forward in its target to become a national leader in energy storage, with a 1000 MWh goal, to be achieved by the end of 2025.
Thirdly, the state bet on energy storage, as it is a high-impact solution to significantly improve grid operations; also, to reduce energy costs, provide backup power through storms, while benefiting the local economy.
Moreover, when paired with the solar panels, energy storage systems can provide more benefits to the operation; such as shifting solar energy production to fulfill peak demand. Also, mitigation of the substation upgrades. On the other hand, energy storage systems can deliver power at any time, which stabilized further the grid.
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In addition to the three SMART solar projects in the state, Agilitas Energy is developing further 300 MW in the state, as well as in New York, and other markets in the Northeast area of the nation. In fact, the company plays an integral role in the clean-energy ecosystem on social, economic, and environmental levels.
Consequently, “Agilitas strives to deliver renewable energy benefits to the local businesses and residents through the community solar programs, and engage local engineers, surveyors, and site work contractors whenever feasible.” The company’s statement reads.
On the other hand, regarding the 10 MW project, Barrett Bilotta, President of Agilitas Energy, said. “Our Warren project showcases the value of solar power when intelligently paired with battery energy storage. The SMART program is proving to be a win-win for all of the Massachusetts stakeholders; local towns, energy consumers and the utilities.”
Finally, he remarked. “In particular, the system can greatly reduce energy costs for those local, small businesses who have the foresight to sign long-term power purchase agreements with us.”