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Smart & Resilient Solar Schools

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This pilot demonstrates smart building technology that treats any commercial building with a solar array like a battery – whether or not a battery is installed. Smart & Resilient Solar Schools will seek to optimize school facilities’ load shape to reduce utility bill demand charges as well as better match on-site consumption and battery charging with on-site energy production.

Doing so improves the economics of resilience and defrays the cost of islanding for the hosting school facility.  This project combines Extensible Energy’s DemandExTM energy analytics tool with Community Energy Labs’ intuitive software user interface to improve operating energy flexibility in addition to advancing students’, faculty, family members’ and staff’s understanding of load flexibility as a core component in a resilient, renewable energy future.