NEXTracker announced today it has launched a solar plus energy-storage solution for U.S. and international markets. NX Fusion Plus integrates solar tracker, battery, inverter, and software to deliver better return on investment to owners of solar power plants. By incorporating battery storage technology into its product, NEXTracker is further increasing the energy output and duration of solar power plants, just as tracking technology did for fixed-tilt solar applications.
"NX Fusion Plus is an incredibly powerful development for the energy industry," said NEXTracker CTO Alex Au. "Our goal has always been to identify the best technologies for addressing solar generation's intermittency. We can now dispatch uninterrupted clean energy in the most effective manner possible for the customer. Our tracker becomes the data acquisition backbone of the plant, offering complete system analytics and monitoring. NX Fusion Plus enables higher return on investment than solar alone because we can now utilize more clipped energy and offset demand charges for end users. This is particularly attractive to customers such as farms in the Central Valley of California. We can also provide stable, reliable power in countries such as India, where power fluctuates."
"We are excited about the new opportunities that NX Fusion Plus opens up for our agricultural customers," says Dylan Dupre, CEO of CalCom Solar. "It's a perfect match for distributed generation power plants. With large-scale solar + storage and smart software and controls, our customers will have a solution that lowers their energy bill and peak hour demand charges. We're anticipating an enhanced ROI from the savings NX Fusion Plus can create through demand management and energy load shifting."
"This solution brings together the NEXTracker protocol, the machine learning and predictive analytics capability of Brightbox and Flex's cyber-secure software platform to ultimately deliver more value to the end-user," noted Scott Graybeal, Senior Vice President, Flex Energy Solutions.