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SunPower launches Helix Storage for commercial solar customers

Published 02 March 2018

SunPower has introduced Helix Storage, a solutions which can combine energy storage with intelligent software that can manage electricity costs for commercial solar customers.

An increase in manufacturing capacity and economies of scale have caused tremendous advancements in energy storage with costs dropping 73% percent since 2010 according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Integrating with SunPower's existing commercial solar solutions, Helix Storage significantly reduces electricity expenses for customers while increasing the benefits of solar.

SunPower products executive vice president Norm Taffe said: "SunPower has a decade of experience monitoring nearly 1.7 gigawatts of commercial solar projects to best understand how they perform, giving us a unique advantage when maximizing the value of a complete solar-plus-storage solution.

"We've used these key learnings to develop an intuitive, reliable storage offering for our commercial customers, further maximizing the benefits of SunPower's roof, carport and ground-mount solar solutions."

The integrated Helix Storage solution from SunPower includes:

An intelligent software control system that predicts energy consumption from the grid and automatically dispatches stored solar electricity from the battery to lower demand charges

A best-in-class battery technology that is safe, reliable, and versatile to meet real-world conditions

Turn-key services to design, install, operate and maintain systems, ensuring a seamless customer experience

Taffe said: "With Helix Storage, SunPower continues to raise the bar with innovative energy solutions for its customers. We've invested heavily in growing SunPower's software capabilities to develop a more robust and flexible control platform, and are now applying that to manage solar and storage. Helix Storage uses predictive analytics to dispatch stored solar energy at times when electricity costs are highest, maximizing savings for our customers."  

Helix Storage is an extension of SunPower's Helix solar offering, the world's first turnkey commercial solar solution, available since 2015.

With more than 30 years of solar experience, SunPower has delivered reliable solar and storage solutions to business, government, and education customers throughout the US.

Source: Company Press Release