Sungevity completes Phase I of microgrid project at California golf course

Cleanspark LLC announced the completion of Phase I of its first commercial microgrid that is working on in partnership with Sungevity and San Francisco-based builder Webcor.

SungevityThe 832-kW solar system with distributed controls, located at the Ram’s Hill Golf Course in Borrego Springs, features a highly advanced monitoring intelligence platform. In addition, an upgrade to consolidate property loads for a private behind-the-meter 12-kV infrastructure was deployed that enables plug and play capabilities in the future such as energy storage integration and additional microgrid functionality.

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The Rams Hill installation was completed in five months and is expected to save approximately $300,000 per year with an eight-year return on investment from the project. With the intelligence platform already delivering cost savings information, that return is expected to drop further in the coming six months.

“The system installed by the microgrid team has performed beyond our expectations. We are very happy with our partnership with Webcor and CleanSpark and look forward to the continuing development of our power system,” said Becky Holeman, CFO of Rams Hill.

CleanSpark offers advanced energy software and control technology that enables a plug-and-play enterprise solution to modern energy challenges. By integrating new and existing energy generation and storage assets with advanced load management capacities, CleanSpark’s software allows energy generated locally to be shared with other interconnected microgrids.

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