Delivering Clean, Reliable Energy to New York City Residents

Solar and energy storage case study for lead batteries in NY

Nuvation Energy / GS Yuasa – New York City, US

The historic power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 starkly exposed vulnerabilities in the US power grid. In response, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) formed local and federal partnerships to launch an initiative that incented building owners to add grid resilience behind the meter.

The Via Verde residences in New York City contracted Bright Power to create a solar + storage microgrid to support their condominium units. The solution consisted of 66 kW of solar power and 72 kWh of energy storage. This added reliability to the building’s power infrastructure during extreme weather events, reduced the building’s carbon footprint, and provided the added benefit of reducing residents’ electricity costs by $13,000 per year.

Carole Mars The Sustainability Consortium Director

The high recycling rate of U.S. lead batteries means a large percent of U.S. lead battery manufacturing supply chain inputs (73% of its lead) are sourced from domestic recyclers.

Dr. Carole Mars, Director of Technical Development and Innovation, The Sustainability Consortium