Solar + Storage Overview
Make way for solar plus storage. Connexus Energy’s two new Solar plus Storage sites in Ramsey and Athens Township are expected to be operational by the end of the year. In October, Connexus hosted a “Celebrate the Sun” event for stakeholders that included a tour of the Ramsey site. The two sites are leading the way in the solar community with their addition of battery storage – a system that has the ability to save the power that the solar panels collect to use at times when electricity demand is at it’s peak – such as during the summer months, which helps save in power supply costs.
The two sites sit on a total of 54 acres and create energy equivalent to 1,889 homes on average per year. The battery storage units at both sites can store over three times that amount – the equivalent of 6,742 homes average energy use per year. The ability to store this energy to use during peak electricity demand is what makes the solar sites so efficient. The energy is collected by an impressive total of 41,040 solar panels and stored in 3,150 Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries installed at the sites.
Celebrate the Sun Event
On October 25th, Connexus Energy hosted a celebration in honor of the opening of the two Solar + Storage sites and invited their partners, board members, and media among others to come learn more about the projects and tour the Solar Array in Ramsey. The event started at Connexus Energy in Ramsey, with CEO Greg Ridderbusch and VP Brian Burandt presenting important information regarding the project. Guest speakers from our partners at Engie and NextEra were also among those presenting information to the group. Next, all participants were bused over to the Ramsey Solar + Storage site where the Celebrate the Sun Ribbon Cutting took place before groups split off to tour different sections of the solar array.