NineDot Energy unveiled its first battery energy storage site in the Bronx, New York City. With a 3.08-MW/12.32-MWh Tesla Megapack system, a 26-kW solar canopy and infrastructure ready for bi-directional electric vehicle chargers, this NineDot Energy site is a model for how to develop future urban clean energy projects.
“We are excited to formally cut the ribbon on our ‘Gunther’ Bronx battery energy storage site,” said David Arfin, NineDot Energy CEO and co-founder. “Building battery storage sites in a dense urban environment requires an unusual set of skills and experience all brought together in NineDot Energy, as well as support from a wide range of visionary regulators and policy-makers and a terrific group of dedicated partners who we are thanking today.”
NineDot Energy builds its battery storage sites in areas that sit at the intersection of existing infrastructure and high energy demand.
“Taking a barely-used sliver of land in the Bronx, NineDot Energy created a breakthrough clean-energy site for this community,” said Adam Cohen, NineDot Energy chief technology officer and co-founder. “Finding the right sites requires a deep understanding of grid design and regulation along with extensive project-finance and decision-science skills, and we believe NineDot uniquely brings together all these capabilities in one innovative company.”
With battery storage, the Gunther site not only makes the local grid more robust, but also integrates more clean energy into the grid during times of peak demand.
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