The City of Norfolk will become part of our SunWise Community Solar program with an added installation of a battery energy storage system (BESS) that will be tied to the solar array as a demonstration project.
The first of its kind in Nebraska, this BESS demonstration project is a one-megawatt (MW), two-megawatt hour (MWh) utility scale, proven technology. The BESS will be charged through generation provided by the solar unit and can be discharged daily to accomplish several goals. The BESS unit will store approximately the amount of electricity that a small home would use over the course of two months, yet be fully charged/discharged in two hours.
This project is possible with a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET).