Integrating Storage into Rooftop Solar: An Economics and Engineering Approach

Greg Upton. Funded by Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund: Industrial Ties Research Subprogram. Project Funding: $239,726.

This project has two major components: an engineering component and an economics component. The engineering component will (1) model the impact of solar PV growth on the grid, (2) model optimal capacity of battery storage and dispatch algorithms, and (3) model solar PV growth with incorporated battery storage. The economic component will take the outputs from the engineering modeling to (1) calculate capacity benefits that the battery storage provides to the grid and (2) calculate individual customers’ proforma if the battery storage were to be incorporated.