CleanSpark announced the successful commissioning and deployment of its mPulse software on a comprehensive off-grid installation system located in California City, California. CleanSpark provided software and controls as well as the battery energy storage solution (BESS) for the system. Good Energy Solar, a Santa Barbara, California-based company, is the lead project developer that installed the solar system. The project integrates 43-kW of solar PV with 60-kW BESS and a 45-kW baseload generator with 150-kW generator planned for future business growth.
Engaged by Good Energy Solar, CleanSpark deployed its team of energy professionals to produce a project feasibility analysis of the system using CleanSpark’s microgrid Value Stream Optimizer (mVSO) platform; a SaaS-based software solution for energy project analysis and modeling. Energy resiliency and savings were the primary vectors in mVSO’s modeling exercise for the end-user, a controlled-distribution agricultural facility. Based on this and a variety of factors, mVSO provided a 20-year economic model outlining the cash flows of the system and detailed cost-avoidance benefits. In the end, mVSO was able to analyze and provide the end-user with a plan to deploy a full, off-grid system sized to meet its needs, which included recommendations for complete project specifications and implementation plans for the solution, in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
“Given the remote location of the end-user’s operation, local utility companies were unable to provide electrical grid service to the facility in a timeframe that supported their business plans,” said Zach Bradford, CEO and president of CleanSpark. “By going completely off-grid, CleanSpark and Good Energy Solar have allowed the customer to create and independently own their energy system to meet their current and future power requirements. Our controls are designed to minimize fuel consumption to provide the lowest possible levelized cost of energy. The system is designed to be fully expandable as the business grows. CleanSpark’s mPulse software and controls solution is uniquely capable of scaling as the system size and load increases and can easily integrate utility grid power if and when the utility provides electricity to the site.”
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