Louisiana’s first commercial-scale solar plus storage microgrid provides sustainable and resilient power to a net-zero apartment building. Half of the affordable housing qualified apartments are reserved for veterans. Between the solar plus storage microgrid power system and high-efficiency appliances, the residents will have minimal power bills.
The Ageto ARC microgrid controller is coordinating the charging of the Dynapower MPS-i125 energy storage systems with the PV solar production to increase the self-consumption of solar power. The controller also reserves a portion of the energy storage capacity to provide backup resilient power to the building during utility outages from storms or other utility faults.
The microgrid controller monitors the load and real-time battery capacity to calculate an ‘Energy Storage Capacity’ which provides an estimate on how long the building can run on just backup battery power.