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.

Tim Fister from the Argonne National Laboratory

There's a lot of room for growth in ... lead battery chemistry ... it's something that would really make it even more competitive for things like stationary storage.

Dr. Tim Fister, Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory