The Emerging Converging Hybrid Solution: Combining Energy Storage with Solar
PV solar and battery energy storage are two separate technologies that are rapidly merging while undergoing continued cost reductions, especially in the large grid-connected front-of-the-meter (FTM) market. Large hybrid solar + storage projects already provide energy, capacity, ancillary services as well as transmission and distribution services, and are beginning to dominate some interconnection queues.
While there are technical, economic and regulatory reasons for the convergence of PV solar and energy storage, there are also barriers to solar + storage installation and operation. This workshop dives deeply into the technology, economics, markets and regulatory landscape for solar + storage development to highlight the opportunities and pitfalls for both asset developers and service.