Energy storage is critical to New York’s clean energy future. As renewable power sources like wind and solar provide a larger portion of our electricity, storage will allow clean energy to be available when and where it is most needed.
East Hampton is the first area on Long Island to have two utility-scale energy storage facilities, each able to provide power for 5000 homes for 8 hours, helping to meet peak electric demand during the summer months.
For homes and commercial buildings, a battery energy storage systems can be installed together with a solar electric array. This combination can provide power during grid outages for your most critical uses (for example lights, refrigerator/freezer, computer/internet, microwave).
New York State is now offering attractive incentives for energy storage which help reduce the up-front cost. Contact a solar installer for more information and pricing on residential solar + storage systems.
Click here if you are interested in solar + energy storage and would like to get more information from the Town of East Hampton’s designated Solarize contractor.