Commercial & Industrial Energy Storage

Control your energy costs.

To control how much you pay for grid power, you have to control when you buy grid power. Commercial and industrial energy storage enables you to store and dispatch energy on demand to avoid using grid power at the costliest times of day.

Storing energy in Aquion’s Aspen batteries enables you to control your energy costs by charging your batteries during the lowest-cost hours of the day. Fill your battery bank when grid power is the cheapest so you can dispatch it when grid prices are highest, and avoid peak demand penalties.

Our batteries are optimized for daily deep cycling and provide robust, reliable performance with no maintenance requirements. Our batteries can also provide backup power during storms and outages to ensure that your business has critical power when the grid is down.

Commercial & Industrial Energy Storage Applications

Time of Use Optimization

Control when you use grid power, and how much you pay for it.

Depending on where your business is located, you may pay variable energy rates based on time of day and time of year. The general rule here is that energy costs the most at the times of highest demand. When you’re operating a business, it’s a lot more convenient to to use energy when you need it without worrying about time of use costs.

Batteries can silently and efficiently charge overnight from the grid when energy is the cheapest, and then you can use the energy stored in the battery during the highest-cost daytime hours.

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Demand Charge Reduction

Avoid demand charge penalties from your utility.

In some areas, utilities apply a demand charge when businesses exceed their peak power limit.

These demand charge penalties often apply even if you only exceed your peak power limit one time in the course of a billing cycle. Once you exceed the limit, you are penalized by having to pay a higher rate for the entire billing cycle.

If you have an energy storage system, you can stop pulling power from the grid and instead dispatch power from the batteries to stay below the peak power threshold.  This will protect your business from incurring demand charges from your utility and save you money every month.


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Backup Power & Islanding

Create your own backup plan for when the power goes out.

When your business loses power, you lose money. For backup power during grid outages, you need a system that includes energy storage and an inverter with islanding capability.

This type of system design allows you to keep your business running, even when the grid is down.

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Solar Self-Consumption

Capture all the solar you generate, and maximize the return on your clean energy investment.

Many businesses with solar panels end up relinquishing clean power they’ve generated back into the grid – power that they could be capturing and storing for themselves.

Our solar batteries let you store excess energy generated by wind and solar so you can use it when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing, maximizing your use of solar energy and reducing your reliance on the grid.

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