Monday, September 18, 2017

PG&E's Innovator's Evening Lecture Series: Solar + Storage for Resiliency Presentation on September 19th

The Innovator's Evening Lecture Series is intended to provide networking opportunities and create a forum where interested members of the energy efficiency community can have access to innovators in the industry who are transforming the marketplace. These monthly conversational presentations are intended to discuss "big picture" opportunities for change from the speaker's own viewpoint and encourage an exchange of new ideas.

What: Solar + Storage for Resiliency
When: Tuesday, September 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco - Pacific Energy Center

San Francisco’s Solar and Energy Storage for Resiliency project examines the use of solar plus storage systems at facilities throughout the City that would serve critical loads in times of emergency (shelters, libraries, rec centers, etc.). The overarching goal is to expand the solar market by serving as a national model for integrating solar and energy storage into the City’s existing emergency response plans. The project engages a working group of various stakeholders (such as Dept. of Emergency Management, Public Finance, Office of Resilience, and industry professionals) to create a roadmap of deployment for resilience that includes technical, financing, and policy considerations.

The presenters will describe the progress and findings of Solar + Storage, and share tools and resources developed under this project. Specifically, they will demonstrate the publicly-available (FREE) solar and storage sizing tool, This first-of-its-kind tool enables building managers, energy managers, architects, sustainability and energy professionals to size their buildings for solar PV and battery storage systems nationwide. This tool estimates the required rating and physical size of grid-connected PV and battery energy storage to provide power for extended periods during a large-scale grid power outage.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will:
  • Become familiar with the goals and accomplishments of the SF Solar + Storage for Reslieincy Project.
  • Be able to assess if their facility might participate in this project.
  • Understand the software tool and how to use it.