By Brad Micallef, President and Managing Director & President
For over a decade my professional career, and the focus of the companies I have worked for, has been laser focused on the needs of utility-scale projects ranging from 1MW to over 300MW.
While the utility-scale sector of our industry holds plenty of opportunity and challenge, the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) represents another fast growing and large segment of the solar industry at large.
Recently, myPV IQ was deployed at a large industrial customer for the purpose of monitoring both the buildings’ loads and the rooftop solar arrays.
For myself professionally, this is the first building load study I’ve ever participated in, and given the high resolution 1m data intervals myPV IQ presents, the results are incredibly enlightening.
A common statement from Utility’s regarding PV solar generation (and most renewables) is that these generators are intermittent, and hence difficult to integrate on the grid.
Examining this industrial buildings loads it becomes quite clear that large electrical consumers are also “intermittent” with unpredictable loads influencing the grid too.
If that’s the case, why don’t we hear Utilities talking about how difficult it is to integrate these “intermittent” loads too?
I believe there are three (3) perspectives to consider here, all of which have far reaching impacts to how renewables and grid integration are considered:
myPV IQ us uniquely positioned to support both energy storage integration and utility DER interfaces.
For your next C&I project, specific myPV IQ and see everything!