Sunnova and SolarEdge solar + storage customers to provide grid support to New England utility
Sunnova Energy has partnered with National Grid and SolarEdge to use its fleet of solar and storage facilities in New England to help improve power quality in National Grid’s service area. Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar and storage portfolio delivers more than 150 GWh of clean and reliable energy per year to New England’s homeowners and grid, and now this portfolio of distributed energy resources will work to make the grid more efficient by increasing its resiliency and reliability. strengthen. Sunnova and SolarEdge will provide voltage support in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, proving that distributed resources can add value to taxpayers.
“Sunnova’s ability to deliver solutions that will create a modern power grid reaffirms that the use of DERs can bring greater value to the power grid and ultimately homeowners, when deployed at scale,” said Michael Grasso, EVP, chief marketing and growth officer at Sunnova.
Over the past decade, according to Wood Mackenzie, the industry has built approximately 838 MW of distributed residential energy assets in Massachusetts and 58 MW in Rhode Island. To create the grid of tomorrow, DERs, especially solar and battery storage, will need to work together to support the grid in meeting its energy goals while providing energy independence to consumers. This partnership will enable Sunnova to help the utility reduce distribution system losses and enable more efficient power delivery to all consumers in National Grid’s service area.
“National Grid’s ongoing efforts to further integrate distributed energy resources will be accelerated by this effort that will use grid-connected DERs to optimize power quality, reducing costs for all customers,” said John Isberg , VP of Customer Sales and Solutions at National Grid.
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