iDemand Energy Storage Completes First Out-of-State Project
Drenched with snow in the winter and sun in the summer, a 3,000-square-foot home on 20 acres in Southeast Utah that is both a vacation respite and ecologically balanced horse ranch was iDemand Energy Storage’s (iDES3) first out-of-state project.
In late January, iDemand’s COO Ray Trejo traveled from the company’s San Diego offices to Fruitland, Utah, to oversee installation of a 36 kilowatt hour sustainable energy storage battery unit, the largest model of the company’s Echo indoor series. Tied to the Echo are 24 kilowatts of OutBack inverters.
The uninterrupted-energy-supply (UES) battery system was connected to 13 KWs of ground-mounted solar arrays installed by Salt Lake City-based GoSolar Group.
While the project is relatively small from a financial perspective for iDES3, the perimeters under which the installation took place and the location represent a company first.
“Not only is this our first installation outside of California, it also proves that our product will work in inclement weather,” Trejo said. “Temperatures range between a negative 15 and 90-plus degrees in the summer and it was negative 5 when I was there.”
Aside from the solar arrays and energy storage battery unit, there is a 15 KW generator on the property. Together they create grid independence by powering the house, a separate garage and two pumps that draw water from a creek to hydrate an agricultural crop via a sprinkler system.