Solar + Storage Site Analysis

Fractal determines the technical and financial viability of adding battery storage to a proposed Solar PV project site. Fractal will identify business models, optimize dispatch, design specifications and detailed project economics.

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Fractal designs system and business models with the highest reliability and lowest total cost of ownership, while accounting for market and policy constraints.

Direct Revenues

  • Ancillary Services
  • Capacity Auction
  • Infrastructure Deferral
  • Load Following
  • RPS / GHG Requirements
  • Demand Charge Mitigation

Operational Challenges

  • Clipped Energy Capture
  • Low Voltage Ridethrough
  • Curtailment / Backflow
  • Negative Prices / Duck Curve
  • Smoothing / Firming / Shifting
  • Volt / Var Support

Peak Load Management

  • Resource Adequacy
  • Capacity Firming
  • Energy Shifting
  • TOD / Seasonal Pricing
  • RFP / RFO Response
  • Infrastructure Deferral


The project deliverables for the Solar + Storage Site Analysis include preliminary and final reports (on top of discussions and model walk-throughs) containing:

  • Battery Profile (Energy, SOC and/or DOD)
  • Sizing vs. Performance Summary
  • Performance (RTE, Cycle Life, Calendar Life)
  • Seasonal Dispatch Models
  • System Sizing, Chemistry Selection, POI and Registration Requirements
  • Degradation and Augmentation Schedule
  • Visualization of Business Model (Duty Cycle)
  • Interconnection Requirements (Size / Location / Registration)
  • SLD and Site Layout (Optional)
  • Proposal Preparation (Optional)
  • Annual System Capacity and Delivered Energy Projections
  • Parameter and Assumption Explanation
  • Proforma and Financial Metrics (IRR, NPV, Payback)
  • Off-take structuring (PPA, blended, capacity payment, SAS)
  • Optimized Use of ITC and Incentives
  • Optimization of Business Models and System Configuration
  • Optimization of Dispatch, Sizing, Chemistry and Augmentation
  • Business Model Capital Outlay (CAPEX / OPEX)
  • 4 hours of support after the final report is submitted
  • Financial Models (Optional)

Configuration / Incentives

Fractal will show you the advantages and disadvantages across different PV+S configurations while accounting for impact to system design, efficiency, sizing, EPC costs, incentives and dispatch restrictions. Fractal will optimize system design and dispatch to maximize the investment tax credit. We are highly experienced with federal and state tax incentives including ITC, NYSERDA, SGiP, VDER, SMART, etc.

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