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.

Alan French from QTS Data Centers

Data is critical. Data is growing at a rapid rate, and energy storage [and] battery backup systems are key in keeping our data centers available.

Alan French, Vice President of Engineering, QTS Data Centers