CleanSpark installs new comprehensive residential microgrid in US

31 May 2017 (Last Updated May 31st, 2017 18:30)

US-based CleanSpark has engineered, designed and installed a triple-redundant power system at a residential estate in Southern California.

US-based CleanSpark has engineered, designed and installed a triple-redundant power system at a residential estate in Southern California.

The newly installed fully off-grid system is designed to store and provide energy generated from a large on-site solar installation. It will also allow the residence to perform activities entirely from solar-generated battery power.

According to CleanSpark, the smart system will monitor load capacity and energy generation, as well as use battery heuristics to optimise the operation of heating and cooling systems and the filling of water tanks that supply the home.

The system is equipped with 12.4kW of mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and 20.4kW of lithium ferrous phosphate energy storage, supplied by SimpliPhi Power and an 11kW natural gas emergency backup genset, provided by Generac.

"This residential installation is a perfect example of a clean, sustainable, smart energy solution that will provide a quick payback."

CleanSpark's chief executive officer (CEO) Matthew Schultz said: “This residential installation is a perfect example of a clean, sustainable, smart energy solution that will provide a quick payback, significantly reduce ongoing operational costs, provide self-sustaining, independent power and reduce the usage of fossil fuel.

“At the heart of the system is our flex Power System, an advanced energy software and control technology, that enables the owners to meet their around-the-clock power needs and manage the capture, storage and utilisation of clean solar power to operate the residence efficiently and at much lower cost than traditional power sources over the life of the system.”

With the new power system in place, the operational risk of any grid disruption from the local utility provider is said to be eliminated.