Briggs & Stratton recognized as California ESS manufacturer, eligible for bonus SGIP incentive

Briggs and Stratton ESS systems

Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions has been recognized by the California Public Utilities Commission as a California Manufacturer of energy storage systems (ESS). The company is one of only five manufacturers to receive this designation in the state.

With this recognition, California residential and commercial customers can now take advantage of an additional 20% Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) savings on the cost of their Briggs & Stratton ESS systems. Depending on the type and size of ESS, that could mean that most or all of the ESS equipment expenses may be covered by California’s SGIP program.

SGIP provides incentives to support existing, new and emerging distributed energy resources. It also provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer’s side of the utility meter. Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat-to-power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, gas turbines, fuel cells and advanced energy storage systems.

A number of Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions products are preapproved for the SGIP, including:

● SimpliPHI® 4.9 Batteries
● PHI™ 3.8 24V Batteries*
● PHI™ 3.8 48V Batteries*
● AmpliPHI™ 3.8 48V Batteries*
● AccESS™System with Sol-Ark® Inverter
● AccESS™ System with Schneider Electric® Inverter

Pending approval:
● PHI™ High Voltage 4.3kWh 24V Batteries
● PHI™ High Voltage 4.3kWh 48V Batteries

*Qualifies for additional 20% SGIP incentive

“As pioneers of Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, we have been designing and engineering our batteries in California for over 10 years. And as more home and business owners embrace the many benefits of ESS, incentive programs like SGIP help to make this technology more accessible,” says Tom Rugg, Senior Vice President and President, Energy Solutions at Briggs & Stratton. “California Manufacturer designation makes our solutions more affordable for homeowners and businesses.”

SGIP introduced an additional $675 million in funding to support the broad adoption of energy storage to create critical customer-sited backup power and reduce rising levels of CO2 and other GHG emissions. As rising heat, drought and severe winds continue to increase the risk of fires and planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), the SGIP program has dedicated 80% of available funding to help cover the cost of new and retrofit energy storage systems.

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