TerraSol Energies has installed a microgrid project which includes an ESS Energy Warehouse system at an industrial recycling facility in West Grove, Pennsylvania. TerraSol will integrate a 115kW DC solar array at the facility to form a microgrid. The microgrid will provide resiliency and backup electricity at Sycamore International. TerraSol Energies, Inc. is known for developing turnkey solar and energy storage solutions for homeowners and businesses. They also manage and ensure that renewable energy is available in case of uncertainties. Since 2009, they have offered their services to the mid-Atlantic region, ranging from consultation to design, construction, and ongoing operation of solar energy and storage projects.
Dave Santoleri, President of TerraSol Energies, said, ‘Today’s ribbon-cutting represents a key milestone in our partnership with ESS. It will deliver an environmentally friendly solution to rising electricity costs and peak demand charges, and ensure reliable, clean energy for our customer, Sycamore International.’
The ESS Energy Warehouse is an environmentally sustainable battery with no cycling limitations or capacity fade. It is a cost-effective technology with features that enables it to execute lifelong renewable projects.
The CEO of ESS, Eric Dresselhuys, said, ‘ESS is proud to partner with TerraSol Energies and Sycamore International to meet the needs of an industrial operation with our safe and non-toxic iron flow battery systems. Our long-duration storage technology makes it possible to deliver clean energy 24/7 for the uninterrupted operation of critical facilities. ESS technology will play a critical role in building a resilient and decarbonized energy system, and this project demonstrates the value that iron flow technology can deliver.’
Sycamore International is a technology recycling company working towards a global circular economy. It is an Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) company that deals with data security. To achieve a global circular economy, it takes secondary technology and outdated hardware and refurbishes or recycles them. The company also ensures value maximization. Refurbished items are reused or resold for educational and industrial purposes.
‘Through collaboration with TerraSol, we identified ESS’s sustainable, American-made energy storage technology as the best solution on the market to achieve our climate and business operations goals. This solar and energy storage microgrid delivers backup power, when needed, to keep our facility fully operational. It has a very reasonable return on the capital investment through both electricity production and peak load shaving and enables our facility to operate comfortably with a net-zero carbon footprint,’ said Steve Figgatt, CEO of Sycamore International.
During the ribbon-cutting event, the microgrid project was showcased at the Sycamore International Facility. Several dignitaries were present, including U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan.
The Rep stated, ‘This project represents the kind of forward-thinking solution we need to build a decarbonized, resilient energy system. Southeastern Pennsylvania is home to some of the most cutting-edge businesses in the country and even the world. I’m proud and not surprised to see a local business leading the way with innovative energy storage technology and solar, while providing jobs and opportunities right here in Chester County. On the heels of passing historic energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, I was thrilled to talk about how these paid-for investments will boost American manufacturing and save consumers money on their energy costs.’
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