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Solar Storage Applications for Local Governments

Solar with battery back-up or solar+storage is growing in popularity in the United States. These systems have the ability to provide unique benefits to municipal facilities. The recent increased interest in solar+storage is partially due to popular media attention after Tesla’s energy storage announcement, the falling costs of system components and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy. The falling costs of solar PV and energy storage are making it more accessible for use on municipal facilities, and for the public at large. This report discusses the various benefits of these systems for municipalities.

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  • MDF-10a: Conduct feasibility analysis for solar PV integrated with other technologies such as combined heat and power or electric vehicle charging on/at a local government facility.
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