Trusting Lead Batteries for First Microgrid Powered Entirely by Solar

Trusting Lead Batteries for First Microgrid Powered Entirely by Solar

Stafford Hill Solar Farm in Rutland, VT, carries a unique distinction beyond its nearly 7,800 solar panels. It’s the first solar microgrid funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the first system in the country that maintains mission-critical power on renewables and storage alone for extended periods of time.

The farm can generate enough electricity to power 2,000 homes during full sun.

John Howes

The Energy Storage Grand Challenge report….reflects growing recognition from DOE and others that lead batteries are among important energy storage technologies that require investment to secure America’s global leadership on technological innovation and a green economy infrastructure.

John Howes, Principal, Redland Energy Group