SolarCity Announces New Set Of Services For Utility Operators
First, SolarCity launched its development of utility-scale solar power plants, which act as an alternative to traditional fossil fuel generators. Utilities can leverage turn-key delivery of solar power through wholesale contracts and direct grids that are tied to the solar power system.
Second, SolarCity will now offer firm and dispatchable utility-scale storage solutions. This will help utilities avoid capacity charges and manage peak load more cost effectively versus fossil fuel-based solutions.
Finally, SolarCity's portfolio of aggregated distributed energy resources (DER) can provide grid services including dynamic capacity and peak shaving, flexible ramping, frequency regulation, among others.
At time of writing, SolarCity was trading up 3.93 percent in Thursday's pre-market session.
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