Langan Takes the Lead in Supporting Battery Energy Storage Facilities that Maximize Renewable Energy
The solar development market is booming because the basic laws of nature and economics align: plenty of supply and demand. But not always at the same time, which brings another variable to solve for in the overall renewable energy equation, namely storage.
To help balance the power, battery energy storage has become a great option. These facilities convert and stow excess energy created when the sun is shining so it can be re-converted and utilized when it’s needed, typically when the sun is not shining. It sounds simple in theory, but battery storage site development requires expert engineering.
Multiple challenges – stormwater management, flood resiliency, and noise mitigation – are just a few common issues on battery storage sites. On the other hand, what’s promising about this market is its versatility. Battery storage structures can be placed on sites ranging from ten acres in rural locations proximate to solar fields to half an acre in tightly constrained urban pockets.
“Battery energy storage touches all aspects of the triple bottom line,” according to Mike Finan, Associate Principal and head of Langan’s White Plains, New York office. “Clients receive recurring financial rewards from their real estate investments, while at the same time reducing our overall carbon footprint by maximizing the potential of renewable energy, which is good for all of us.”