Entries by Ross Martinez

When energy storage joins the blockchain, the entire energy community benefits

By Tim Larrison, CFO | April 14, 2017 Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven […]

Poway Unified School District Case Study

$1.6 million in energy savings creates leverage for educational excellence Consisting of 36,000 students and 39 campuses, Poway Unified School District will see energy cost savings of $1.6 million thanks to 6.3 MWh of Green Charge energy storage. With no upfront investment for the solution, saying “yes” to energy storage was a no-brainer. This forward-thinking […]

The Next Energy Frontier: Power Efficiency

Summary For much of the past four decades, energy efficiency has been the focus of electricity cost-saving initiatives. We have changed light bulbs, swapped out old appliances, insulated our buildings, and added solar systems. The efficiency gains have slowed, however, and the next savings frontier will come from power efficiency. Through a combination of distributed […]

Customer-sited mixed-asset DERs upend VPP thinking

By Mark Triplett, COO | February 28, 2017 Diversification—that tried and true strategy for financial investing—holds true for energy markets as well. As the volatility of energy generation and loads grows, utilities are gaining more agility by tapping into distributed energy resources (DERs)—loads, generation, and storage—to ensure adequate power to meet demand and to cost-efficiently mitigate the […]

Green Charge Commercial Energy Storage Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today

Santa Clara, Calif. February 20, 2017 — Green Charge a provider of commercial energy storage, today announced that its GridSynergy energy storage product platform received a Top Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today. GridSynergy Storage was considered by judges to be an exemplary product for commercial, industrial and public sector customers looking to reduce energy […]

How Sustainability Works for All of Us

By Vic Shao, CEO | February 16, 2017 For many, “sustainability” evokes images of solar panels, windmills, and electric vehicles. When we at Green Charge use the word, we are indeed talking about reducing carbon emissions by using energy storage to bank renewable energy, thus reducing reliance on power from oil and coal. We also contribute to […]