Current 21st-century buildings with no energy production and storage are as unprepared for the future as early 20th-century construction without electricity or indoor plumbing. With local utility, city, state, and federal incentives, these technologies not only provide resiliency, they also expand financing options and improve your building’s bottom line. Successfully combining photovoltaic and battery storage or fuel cell technology requires balance. Each storage technology has its own strengths/liabilities such as expense, volume, safety requirements, power or discharge rates, peak demand shaving, load-shifting, and total life cycles. Speakers will discuss the advantages and challenges of matching solar and storage for the future of our buildings, cities, and civilization.
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