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Title: Solar + Storage Synergies for Managing Commercial-Customer Demand Charges

Abstract

We study the synergies between behind-the-meter solar and storage in reducing commercial-customer demand charges. This follows two previous studies that examined demand charge savings for stand-alone solar in both the residential and commercial sectors. In this study we show that solar and storage show consistent synergies for demand charge management, that the magnitude of reductions are highly customer-specific, and that the magnitude of savings is influenced by the design of the electricity tariff.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1405905
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-70360
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; LBNL; demand charge; solar plus storage; solar; storage; behind-the-meter; savings; synergies

Citation Formats

Gagnon, Pieter J., Govindarajan, Anand, Bird, Lori A., Barbose, Galen, Darghouth, Naim, and Mills, Andrew. Solar + Storage Synergies for Managing Commercial-Customer Demand Charges. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1405905.
Gagnon, Pieter J., Govindarajan, Anand, Bird, Lori A., Barbose, Galen, Darghouth, Naim, & Mills, Andrew. Solar + Storage Synergies for Managing Commercial-Customer Demand Charges. United States. doi:10.2172/1405905.
Gagnon, Pieter J., Govindarajan, Anand, Bird, Lori A., Barbose, Galen, Darghouth, Naim, and Mills, Andrew. Tue . "Solar + Storage Synergies for Managing Commercial-Customer Demand Charges". United States. doi:10.2172/1405905. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1405905.
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title = {Solar + Storage Synergies for Managing Commercial-Customer Demand Charges},
author = {Gagnon, Pieter J. and Govindarajan, Anand and Bird, Lori A. and Barbose, Galen and Darghouth, Naim and Mills, Andrew},
abstractNote = {We study the synergies between behind-the-meter solar and storage in reducing commercial-customer demand charges. This follows two previous studies that examined demand charge savings for stand-alone solar in both the residential and commercial sectors. In this study we show that solar and storage show consistent synergies for demand charge management, that the magnitude of reductions are highly customer-specific, and that the magnitude of savings is influenced by the design of the electricity tariff.},
doi = {10.2172/1405905},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Oct 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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