TerraSol completes microgrid at industrial recycling facility with iron flow battery

TerraSol ESS battery project

TerraSol Energies Inc. completed the installation and commissioning of a microgrid project including a SunPower solar energy system and an ESS Energy Warehouse Iron Flow Battery at Sycamore International, an industrial recycling facility in West Grove, Pennsylvania.

The project was developed for Sycamore International by TerraSol Energies, Inc., a developer and operator of turnkey solar and storage solutions for commercial customers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“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, 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.

The ESS Energy Warehouse is coupled with a 115 kW SunPower solar array and CE+T inverters to form a microgrid which will reduce peak electricity demand and provide back-up at Sycamore International, a technology recycling company working to enable a global circular economy.

“This project represents the kind of forward-thinking solution we need to build a decarbonized, resilient energy system,” said U.S. Representative Christina Houlahan, who attended the ribbon cutting. “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, all while providing jobs and opportunity 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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