The Metropolis of Santa Barbara signed on Electriq Power as an power storage system companion for its very cool the Santa Barbara Dwelling Energy Program. This system’s key objective is offsetting 100% of every residence’s electrical energy consumption, offering instant financial savings over annual utility prices.
“At Santa Barbara Clear Vitality, we need to enhance native resilience by constructing native power technology and storage. The Santa Barbara Dwelling Energy Program permits native residents to do exactly that, whereas additionally gaining peace of thoughts towards potential grid outages and rising costs,” mentioned Alelia Parenteau, Performing Sustainability & Resilience Director, Metropolis of Santa Barbara, Sustainability & Resilience.
The Santa Barbara Dwelling Energy Program covers the price of a personalized solar energy and battery storage system. Clients pay for the facility produced by the system over the time period of the settlement. The same old monetary obstacles blocking low-to-moderate earnings communities’ entry to scrub power financing choices, reminiscent of credit score checks and property liens, are faraway from the method. This system additionally seeks to supply the identical entry to scrub power choices for renters.
Electriq’s PowerPod 2 permits customers to keep away from peak pricing spikes and profit from resilience within the occasion of Public Security Energy Shutoffs, in addition to help the area’s weak electrical infrastructure. When deployed throughout the complete county, the longer term fleet of photo voltaic + storage microgrids will allow a extra advanced grid to emerge as electrification and Distributed Vitality Useful resource (DER) deployments speed up, whereas offering belongings that may be utilized for many years.
“We’re happy to have this chance to supply each Santa Barbara County house owner, at any earnings degree, with our sustainable and resilient power resolution,” mentioned Frank Magnotti, CEO of Electriq Energy. “At Electriq Energy, we imagine that entry to scrub, reliable power shouldn’t be restricted resulting from monetary constraints. Fairly, it needs to be accessible to anybody who wants it and sees its worth in each saving cash and contributing to a greener setting. We stay up for supporting related clear power group entry packages sooner or later.”