Jordan A. Davis

How Energy Storage Can Mitigate Power Outages

Disaster preparation rarely seems like an urgent priority until it is too late. Power outages can strike quickly and with little warning, leading to lost time and massive repair expenses for facilities that haven’t adequately prepared. Fortunately, most of these losses are completely preventable by investing in battery backup power. Simply by putting these solutions into place, storms and outages become far easier to weather.

The Cost of a Power Outage

A short power outage may seem like a mundane occurrence, but just a few minutes of downtime can be disastrous. Even brief interruptions can lead to substantial productivity losses in attempting to get a facility back online, and sudden power failures can even destroy sensitive, expensive equipment. Power outages cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars each year with 67% from power outages that are less than five minutes. Read more

Jordan A. Davis

Determining the True Value of Solar & Battery Backup Power

There’s no denying that energy storage is gaining momentum in the public consciousness. It continues to weave in and out of all types of discussion–whether it be political, environmental, technological or economical. And as mass blackouts and power outages pop up more and more, it has become clear that the traditional electric grid is in desperate need of strengthening and diversity. 

We wrote recently about a series of outages in California that impacted hundreds of thousands of customers–a situation that could’ve been entirely avoided with the adoption of energy storage. 

As arguments about how to modernize the grid unfold, energy storage has become the front-runner as a potentially viable solution to that problem. And not only creating grid resiliency but also offering opportunities for job creation, cost savings, safety and reliability. Furthermore, energy storage boasts environmental benefits by alleviating dependence on fossil fuels in favor of renewables such as wind and solar. 

With all of the above said, the next logical question is: “Sure, that sounds great, but what is the true value of the supposed resilience that energy storage will provide?”

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Jordan A. Davis

The Benefits of Energy Storage for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Power management represents a critical area of interest for many industrial facilities. Energy costs can be a daunting operating expense for even small companies, so identifying economical options is a high priority for many managers and executives. One answer that has been growing in popularity and effectiveness is the installation of energy storage systems

Long-duration energy storage, in particular, poses many benefits for brands struggling with energy management. Implementing such systems offers heightened control over distributed energy resources, allowing businesses to save on demand charges, provide critical backup power to protect against grid outages, and incorporate renewables and energy storage to foster more sustainable and economically sound business practices. Read more