Most people already know that the cost to install solar has fallen dramatically (70% since 2010). What many people don't realize is that battery storage costs have fallen by nearly 80% since 2012, making the solar and storage combo a stellar option, particularly for emergency backup power.
One example is backup power for critical services such as fire stations. To date, Salt Lake City has installed 260 kilowatts of rooftop solar on six fire stations. The team at Wheeler Power Systems helped us take a look at how battery storage could be used to keep critical operations online at Salt Lake City Fire Station #4 in the event of an outage. Read the case study