DEMAND CHARGES

Demand charges make up a significant amount of monthly electric bills.  By shifting the electrical load from day to night (demand shifting), our customers pay mainly off-peak rates, finding significant savings. 

Watch the video below to learn more about how IST makes Shift work for you.

 
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SAVE MONEY, THEN MORE MONEY

 

Cut your energy rates and add efficiency to your building with peak shaving and demand shifting applications.  After review of your building's load profile, we create a simple ten year cash flow analysis that outlines savings precicely.

Financing available.

 

 
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PAIR A BATTERY SYSTEM WITH A NEW OR EXISTING SOLAR SYSTEM

 

Photovoltaic systems are one of the most important sources of energy, and the solar industry looks to continue dramatic year-on-year growth for the foreseeable future. Renewable energy sources are intermittent and seasonal, and can pose difficulties for grid managers, which makes energy storage systems the perfect complement.

Working together, solar and storage decreases demand bills more than they would separately. In some places, PV systems are constrained from sending energy back to the grid, and storage systems helps extract maximum financial benefits.

Most battery storage projects qualify for federal tax credits when paired with solar projects of a similar size, and can bring down payback time by years.

 

 
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ENERGY STORAGE MAKES CHP TWICE AS COMPELLING

 

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems use heat produced by an electric generator to create hot water for use in a building.  The overall efficiency is typically around 85% with the electrical generation efficiency ranging from  20% to 40%.  Most CHP systems are designed to shut down if a building requires less than 50% of the CHP electrical capacity.

Energy storage systems permit CHP systems to operate by absorbing or providing energy as required.  This not only maximizes the value of the generator, but can lower demand charges when the CHP unit is shut off and needs maintenance.

 

 

 

 
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In many places, access to grid power can be unreliable or even unavailable which cause difficulties for businesses and households. Many businesses have needs for backup power, or uninterrupted power, even where grid outages are rare.

Battery storage systems offer an excellent reserve of energy for these situations. They require no fuel to operate, when charged, and can be paired with multiple sources of energy, including, solar, wind, and generators, depending on the circumstance.

Backup provides additional benefits for battery projects that are primarily designed to bring down demand costs or to make buildings' energy use more efficient.

To properly size a backup power system, it is important to develop a profile of energy usage and to decide what is critical to be backed-up for the most beneficial investment.