EnSync’s Holu Energy Brings Photovoltaic PPA to Nuuanu Terrace
HONOLULU, HAWAII – (PR Newswire – December 12, 2017) – EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs), announced that its Hawaiian-based subsidiary, Holu Energy LLC, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a photovoltaic system for Nuuanu Terrace, an apartment building in Honolulu containing three dozen units.
“Much like the rest of the state, we see the benefits of shifting more of our energy consumption to renewables,” said Delaine Sylvester, president of the Board of Nuuanu Terrace. “Installing solar and other renewable energy infrastructure can sometimes be prohibitively expensive, but this affordable PPA enables us to go green, which pleases both current and potential residents,” she added.
Along with the photovoltaic system, Holu and Nuuanu Terrace plan to finalize by the end of 2017 a PPA to install a 24-panel solar water heater. The heater will replace the previous gas-powered electric heat pump system. Water heating is highly energy intensive, making up the second largest use of electricity in the residential sector. Solar water heating provides a cost-competitive, clean energy alternative.
“Our partnership with Nuuanu showcases the variety of tailored clean energy technologies that Holu Energy can integrate and deploy both in residential and commercial contexts,” said Ted Peck, CEO of Holu. “It’s the latest example of the custom solutions that we deliver to our customers in Hawaii.”
The Nuuanu solar project builds on Holu and EnSync Energy’s momentum in Hawaii as a leading distributed energy resources provider. EnSync Energy has announced 22 contracted commercial projects in the state, which will account for more than $20 million in electricity sales over the terms of the agreements.
About Holu Energy
Holu Energy LLC is a Honolulu-based energy systems project development company that provides Hawaii and the Pacific Islands with reliable and sustainable energy solutions. Established in 2015, Holu services feature integrated, cost-effective and resilient energy options for commercial, industrial, utility and nonprofit entities. Holu is a partner of EnSync Energy Systems (NYSE American: ESNC), an advanced energy management systems company.
About EnSync Energy Systems
EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems (EnSync Energy), is creating the future of electricity with innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms. EnSync Energy ensures the most cost-effective and resilient electricity, delivered from an electrical infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources, such as renewables, energy storage and the utility grid. As project developer, EnSync Energy’s distinctive engagement methodology encompasses load analysis, system design consulting, and technical and financial modeling to ensure energy systems are sized and optimized to meet our customers’ objectives for value and performance. Proprietary direct current (DC) power control hardware, energy management software, and extensive experience with numerous energy storage technologies uniquely positions EnSync Energy to deliver fully integrated systems that provide for efficient design, procurement, commissioning, and ongoing operation. EnSync Energy’s IOE control platform adapts easily to ever-changing generation and load variables, as well as changes in utility prices and programs, ensuring the means to make or save money behind-the-meter, while concurrently providing utilities the opportunity to use DERs for an array of grid enhancing services. In addition to direct system sales, EnSync Energy includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) in its portfolio of offerings, which enables electricity savings for customers and provides a stable financial yield for investors. EnSync Energy is a global corporation, with joint venture Meineng Energy in AnHui, China, and energy project development subsidiary Holu Energy LLC in Hawaii, and DCfusion LLC, a power system engineering and design, consultancy and policy firm. For more information, visit www.ensync.com
About Nuuanu Terrace
Nuuanu Terrace is a 36-unit condominium in Honolulu.
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