National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems

Researchers from NREL and Clean Energy Group found that placing a monetary value on the ability of solar+storage to avoid losses during grid outages can significantly impact project economics and system design.

Identifying Potential Markets for Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S. Demand Charges

First public survey of utility rates details economic potential for commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market across the United States.

An Introduction to Demand Charges

This fact sheet contains some additional background information on demand charges and the relationship and interaction between demand charge expenses and energy storage.

Solar+Storage: Understanding Commercial-Scale Project Economics through Cost-Modeling

This interactive cost-modeling tool helps users explore the economics of solar+storage projects in commercial building types across the U.S.

Battery Energy Storage Market: Commercial Scale, Lithium-ion Projects in the U.S.

This slide deck presents the results of data collection on the commercial-scale li-ion battery energy storage market. This information was collected to inform the inputs and assumptions for NREL’s solar + storage optimization modeling in FY17.