The SunTrap 24/7 Solar Generation System solution provides users with 24/7 reliability and low electricity costs, including avoidance of high utility transmission and distribution costs, using a hybrid system that combines solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) field with thermal energy storage.
As solar resources on the electrical system increase, the value of solar generation coupled with energy storage to overcome the intermittent nature of renewables is increasing in value to both utilities and customers. To meet this market demand, Norwich Technologies has developed the SunTrap product that integrates thermal storage with proven CSP, PV, and Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generator technology to create a fully dispatchable 24/7 solar power system that can follow your electricity load.
The SunTrap power system is sized for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications, with electrical output ratings of 500kW to 10MW available. The SunTrap power system incorporates far more storage capacity with battery-based solutions, enabling a cost-effective solar resource fully capable of 24/7 generation. The SunTrap system from Norwich Technologies is modular, with a range of power and energy ratings available to match your C&I electricity usage profile.
The SunTrap system uses long-term storage to enable high rates of self-consumption for C&I, municipal, university, school, and hospital (MUSH) customers. With its modular nature and standardized configurations, the SunTrap power system can be permitted, designed, and built-in under 18 months.
The C&I customer remains connected to the utility grid, so has no increased risk of a power outage, but your electric bill is replaced (except for the customer charge and any usage) with the SunTrap 24/7 onsite behind-the-meter solar electricity generation. Additionally, low-cost hot water and process heat are available for customers with onsite needs for substantial hot water.
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