Adara Power installs SGIP-funded energy storage at California almond farm

Los Gatos, CA, USA,  November 15, 2018Adara Power, a privately-held commercial energy storage company, announces an SGIP-funded deployment and commissioning of an intelligent energy storage system at Violich Farms in Orland, CA.  The California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of energy storage in order to reduce green-house gas emissions and improve the stability of the grid. Adara Power partnered with Chico Electric, an electrical and solar general contractor, to design, build and commission the 330kWh lithium-ion battery coupled to a 175kW solar array. The energy storage system discharges during peak electricity usage and saves money through reduced demand charges.

Violich Farms manages 9000 acres of almond and walnut orchards in the Sacramento Valley of California. “The Adara Power energy storage system provides Violich Farms with the flexibility to run our operations at any time on clean, sustainable energy without the penalty of high on-peak energy and demand charges,” stated Julia Violich, CFO, Violich Farms. “Partnering with Adara Power and Chico Electric and supported by SGIP enabled us to accelerate the deployment of a clean, cost-effective solution right-sized to our needs.”

California farmers and commercial building owners are deploying energy storage to reduce peak demand charges and on-peak energy usage from large motors, air conditioning and heavy equipment.  New time of use electricity rates have moved the peak period to 8pm or 9pm in California.  This creates a situation where solar alone does not have the same benefit it once had.  Now solar plus storage is the right technology combination to reduce customer electricity bills and at the same time help the overall grid by reducing peak electricity requirements across the state.

“Our client was looking to reduce the costs of their ongoing operations, a significant portion of which was electricity demand charges for their irrigation pump loads.  Teaming with Adara brought battery expertise to the table throughout the entire process and ultimately we delivered the right solution to Violich Farms, said Norm Nielsen, CEO, Chico Electric.”

Adara Power works with trusted solar and electrical contractors as their commercial energy storage partner.  The Adara team, with experience in electrochemisty, controls systems and cloud software provides the technical expertise to analyze, design and build the most practical energy storage system to maximize the customer’s return on investment.

To learn more about Adara’s commercial energy storage solutions and financing options, please visit www.adarapower.com.

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About Adara Power

Founded in 2013, Adara Power is committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected solar energy storage for renewable energy. Adara Power’s Energy Storage Solutions are designed to support consumer self-consumption and enable a resilient, renewable energy grid in order to power a cleaner, sustainable planet. For more information, visit www.adarapower.com.

About Chico Electric

A Northern California Electrical Contractor since 1960.  A recognized leader in electrical contracting, photovoltaic (PV) solar systems planning, engineering, and installation, Chico Electric has implemented PV Solar for customers in agriculture, food processing, manufacturing and education. Installations include industry leading projects, such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, one of the largest roof-top PV Solar installations in the nation and Butte Community College, the first college in the nation to achieve grid-positive solar generation. For more information, visit www.chicoelectric.com.

About Violich Farms

Violich Farms was founded in 1987 with the purchase of a 200-acre ranch on which to grow almonds.  Over the past two decades, Violich Farms has become one of the largest growers of almonds and walnuts in the United States.  Today, the company operates approximately 9000 acres of company-owned and leased land in the Sacramento Valley of California.

Adara Power to Announce New Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage Products at CALSEIA Contractor Day

LOS GATOS, CALIF.  JANUARY 15, 2018 Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, will introduce its new commercial and industrial energy storage solutions at the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) Contractor Day, January 25th in San Diego. Adara Power will lead the discussion on commercial energy storage applications and discuss the significant financial opportunities with the California Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).

CALSEIA’s Contractor Days are California’s premier training events that bring together contractors, developers and EPCs, with thought leaders in the manufacturing, system development, and services sectors. Training topics include smart inverters, energy storage technologies, electricity tariffs related to energy storage and permitting.

Adara Power is one of the leading manufacturers in the SGIP program, with energy storage systems deployed in all major utilities in California. The SGIP program can pay up to 50% of the cost of a typical project. Adara Power guides contractors, developers and end-customers through the complex process to successfully fulfill the program requirements with an accelerated timeline. Adara Power solutions reduce costs across a spectrum of today’s electrical markets, designed to counter high demand charges and time-of-use rates, while also qualifying for SGIP program, the federal investment tax credit (ITC) and new accelerated depreciation introduced with the recent tax reform bill. Adara Power clients realize short payback periods, while also benefitting from the added resiliency of backup power and sustainable renewable power.

Adara Power commercial and industrial solutions are deployed on the customer side of the meter and range in size from 30kW | 65kWh to 1MW | 2MWh. Return on investment varies based on electricity tariff schedule and site electrical usage. Adara Power provides up-front bill modeling and design support for contractors, developers and EPCs and acts as their in-house subject matter experts in battery technologies.

Ideal end-customer attributes are:

  • High on-peak demand charges, greater than $12/kW
  • Substantial energy use in the evening peak periods
  • Minimum electricity bill of $3000 per month
  • Resiliency needs for important back-up loads

Renewable energy installers can also join the Adara Partner Program at http://www.adarapower.com. The Partner Program is designed to rapidly launch medium and large regional solar installers into the energy storage market, supplementing their solar installations and providing sales and installation training for the Adara Power solutions.

About Adara Power
Founded in 2013, Adara Power is committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected solar energy storage for commercial and residential renewable energy. Adara Power’s Energy Storage Solutions are designed to support consumer self-consumption and enable a resilient, renewable energy grid in order to power a cleaner, sustainable planet. For more information, visit http://www.adarapower.com and follow us on Twitter: @adarapower.

Adara Power Offers Energy Storage Financing and Partners with the Electric and Gas Industries Association

San Jose, CA, USA, March 7, 2017 – Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces five financing options and a partnership with the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions through the home improvement and renewable energy industries. Through the EGIA, contractors can apply for third-party financing programs that are pre-approved for the Adara Power residential and commercial energy storage systems.

“Partnering with the Electric & Gas Industries Association allows us to provide energy storage solutions to a wide range of property owners by leveraging the national network of contractors, while also extending financing opportunities through third parties to qualified customers,” stated Greg Maguire, Co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Adara Power. “These financing opportunities mean that we are now able to provide property owners with everything they need to obtain energy storage: training, designing, installing commissioning, and financing.”

Third-party financing programs offered through the EGIA include:

  • Renewable Express Loan Program: Adara Residential Energy Storage systems can be financed through this unsecured financing program. It is optimal for contractors new to financing and allows for unsecured installment loans up to $64,000 with terms up to 12 years and no interest or payment for up to 24 months.
  • Pace Financing: Adara Residential Energy Storage Systems now qualifies for PACE financing through Renovate America’s HERO program. The PACE Program is a community-based program that allows homeowners to finance energy-efficiency and renewable energy upgrades by repaying them along with their property tax bill. The PACE Program pays for 100% of a project’s costs and is repaid over 20 years or less.
  • Benji Unsecured Financing: A complete unsecured financing platform that can be used with the HERO program, allowing for the combination of energy and non-energy efficient projects. This financing option offers loans up to $50,000 with payment terms of 5, 7 or 10 years with 6 and 12 interest-free and payment-free months.
  • Energy Wise Lease Program: Ideal for Adara’s Commercial Energy Storage System, this program offers commercial businesses leases for facility upgrades on a term of 7 years or less. It offers lease amounts ranging from $20,000 to $99,999.99 with competitive interest rates.
  • Commercial Financing Program: This program is available for commercial businesses that are looking to finance larger comprehensive updates, such as the Adara Commercial Energy Storage System, to their facility. It offers terms up to 10 years with loan amounts up to $5,000,000.

“Adara Power is a leader in the energy storage industry and shares our commitment to advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions,” said Bruce Matulich, CEO and Executive Director, Electric & Gas Industries Association. “By introducing Adara Power to our national network of contractors and helping Adara set up financing options, we deliver on our mission as an association to provide innovative, financeable, clean technologies to our members.”

Adara’s Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems are powered by the company’s iC3 Platform, which intelligently integrates battery and inverter controls with cloud-based software and a robust IoT connectivity solution. Adara’s solutions are designed to support both homeowners and facility operators looking for energy storage solutions capable of performing dedicated peak shifting, back-up power, demand charge reduction, and energy efficiency, while also enabling participation in emerging transactive energy exchanges.

To learn more about EGIA and financing options for Adara Power’s energy storage solutions please visit www.egia.org/adara.

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About Adara Power

Founded in 2013, Adara Power is committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected solar energy storage for renewable energy. Adara Power’s Energy Storage Solutions are designed to support consumer self-consumption and enable a resilient, renewable energy grid in order to power a cleaner, sustainable planet. For more information, visit www.adarapower.com and follow us on Twitter: @adarapower.

About Aquion Energy

The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions through the home improvement and renewable energy industries. EGIA serves a rapidly-growing nationwide network of contractors, regional distributors, product manufacturers and other trade allies delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to millions of homes and businesses. EGIA has facilitated the financing of over 200,000 residential and business projects valued in excess of $1.7 billion, and administered over $750 million in rebate payments. For more information, visit www.egia.org.

Adara Power and Solar Negotiators Partner to Provide Energy Storage to California’s Central Valley

San Jose, CA, USA, November 30, 2016 – Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces its partnership with Solar Negotiators to offer Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Solutions to customers in California’s Central Valley. Solar Negotiators operates by selling for a network of trusted local contractors, discounted labor rates, and special financing options to help its customers install high-quality solar + storage solutions quickly and cost effectively.

“With more than 1000 satisfied solar customers in the Central Valley, Solar Negotiators was the ideal partner for Adara Power as we expand our energy storage offerings,” stated Neil Maguire, Chief Executive Officer, Adara Power. “Solar plus energy storage offers a compelling value proposition in California where residential and commercial customers can dramatically reduce their electricity bill and gain an intelligent energy management system that matches their usage profile.”

Adara’s Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems are powered by the company’s iC3 Platform, which intelligently integrates battery and inverter controls with cloud-based software and a robust IoT connectivity solution. The company also recently announced their new high-efficiency scalable 125kW commercial energy storage system with energy up to 1MWh. Adara’s solutions are designed to support both homeowners and facility operators looking for energy storage solutions that deliver years of dedicated peak shifting, back-up power, demand charge reduction, and energy efficiency while also enabling participation in emerging transactive energy exchanges.

“Our mission is to help customers find the right solar solution for their unique requirements. We spend significant upfront time learning about our customers’ needs and designing a system that meets their requirements at a price that matches their budget,” stated Chris Moran, Chief Executive Offer, Solar Negotiators. “The addition of intelligent energy storage from Adara Power enables us to show our customers how they can benefit from self-consumption both economically and environmentally.”

Solar Negotiators is an Adara Power partner through the Adara Partner Program, which helps established solar installers and sales organizations like Solar Negotiators to make an easy transition into the energy storage industry. The Adara Partner Program provides Solar Negotiators, and other interested organizations, with training, customized marketing material and lead generation support to sell and deliver a field-proven product that adds value to homeowners’ solar installations.

Central Valley customers interested in the Adara Power system should contact Solar Negotiators.

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About Adara Power

Founded in 2013, Adara Power is committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected solar energy storage for renewable energy. Adara Power’s Energy Storage Solutions store excess solar energy to reduce grid dependence, increase renewable energy system capabilities, power a resilient, renewable energy grid and support a cleaner, sustainable planet. For more information, visit www.adarapower.com and follow us on Twitter: @adarapower.

About Solar Negotiators

Solar Negotiators was founded on the principle of giving homeowners information on how to buy and own their own solar system. As the leading solar negotiating company in the Central Valley, with coverage in Fresno, Bakersfield, Tulare, Visalia, and the greater surrounding areas, Solar Negotiators is committed to its clients and to providing the best service around. For more information, visit www.solarnegotiators.com or follow us on Twitter: @gosolarfresno.

Adara Power and Diablo Solar Partner to Provide Energy Storage to San Francisco East Bay Area

San Jose, CA, USA, November 29, 2016 – Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces its partnership with Diablo Solar Services to offer Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Solutions to customers in the East Bay area. Diablo Solar is a long-time solar installer with more than 32 years of experience and 21,000 solar systems. The addition of the Adara Energy Storage Solutions enables Diablo Solar to meet an increasing demand for behind-the-meter storage to deliver grid-tied back-up power and perform energy peak-shifting to reduce electricity bills for customers with time-of-use rates or high demand charges.

“Adara offers what Diablo considers to be the premium energy storage battery system available in the market today, and Adara’s customer service and technical support are of the highest quality,” said Bryan Raymond, President of Diablo Solar. “We have installed several Adara systems this year, and all customers are extremely satisfied. We are excited about the 2017 Adara product roadmap for both residential and commercial energy storage solutions.”

Adara’s Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems are powered by the company’s iC3 Platform, which intelligently integrates battery and inverter controls with cloud-based software and a robust IoT connectivity solution. Adara’s solutions are designed to support both homeowners and facility operators looking for energy storage solutions capable of performing dedicated peak shifting, back-up power, demand charge reduction, and energy efficiency, while also enabling participation in emerging transactive energy exchanges.

Diablo Solar is now a proud member of the Adara Partner Program, which helps established solar installers to make an easy transition into the energy storage industry. The Adara Partner Program provides Diablo Solar, and other interested organizations, with training, customized marketing material, and lead generation support to sell and deliver a field-proven product that adds value to homeowners’ solar installations.

San Francisco East Bay area customers interested in the Adara Power system should contact Diablo Solar Services.

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About Adara Power

Founded in 2013, Adara Power is committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected solar energy storage for renewable energy. Adara Power’s Energy Storage Solutions store excess solar energy to reduce grid dependence, increase renewable energy system capabilities, power a resilient, renewable energy grid and support a cleaner, sustainable planet. For more information, visit www.adarapower.com and follow us on Twitter: @adarapower.

About Diablo Solar Services

Diablo Solar Services has been a leader in solar energy in the San Francisco Bay area for 32 years. The company provides solar photovoltaic electric panels for electricity production and solar heating systems for pools, including industry leading FAFCO solar pool heating systems to heat even the largest pools. Diablo Solar utilizes cutting edge technologies to provide customers with the optimal amount of power out of every photovoltaic cell. For more information, visit www.diablosolar.com.

Adara Power Integrates Advanced Site Controller with Delta’s 125kW Commercial-Scale Inverter

San Jose, CA, USA, October 4, 2016 – Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, is now offering an energy storage solution scalable to 500kW with 1MWh of lithium-ion battery storage. By integrating its iC3 Platform with Delta’s new scalable 480VAC/125kW Power Conditioning System, Adara Power extends its energy intelligence solutions to commercial-scale applications.

Based on Adara’s automotive control system and battery management semiconductor heritage, the Adara iC3 Platform tightly integrates battery and inverter controls with cloud-based software and a robust IoT connectivity solution. At the heart of the iC3 Platform is the Adara iC3 Controller – an intelligent hardware and firmware device that acts as the primary communication interface and runs the control algorithms.

“We are glad that Adara Power integrated their new iC3 Platform with Delta’s Power Conditioning System to provide customers with a flexible controls system on top of our industry-leading Power Conditioning System,” said Mike Lin, VP Sales and Product Management of Delta. “The coupling of sophisticated controls with advanced power electronics is critical to unlock the full value of commercial energy storage that complies with a wide range of state and utility requirements.”

The 125kW Delta Power Conditioning System offers exciting and innovative features to simplify installation, such as integrated AC/DC switches, while delivering peak high-efficiency of 97.8%. By coupling the Adara iC3 Controller and iC3 Platform software, this solution includes dynamic controls based on site inputs, remote updates to keep up with changing tariff schedules and building loads, ease of installation and commissioning, as well as extensive reports and monitoring. The Adara iC3 Controller provides the higher-level decision making to balance multiple use cases and revenue streams, as well as ensuring the long life of the lithium-ion batteries.

“The commercial market demands intelligent energy storage that has operational flexibility, industrial-grade reliability and durability, and open APIs for integration with building management systems and grid service providers,” said Neil Maguire, CEO of Adara Power. “Adara Power is now able to extend our core battery and inverter controls expertise into the commercial market with Delta’s globally-available and fully-supported Power Conditioning System. This will help commercial customers integrate renewable energy resources, manage and reduce their electricity consumption, and provide grid loss resiliency.”

Adara is now engaging with its worldwide Partners and Certified Installers to provide a fully integrated Power Conditioning System, Control System, and Energy Storage System to support multiple commercial use cases, such as demand charge reduction, demand response, peak-shifting and emergency back-up power leading to a cleaner, more resilient grid. Pre-sale assistance includes electrical bill analysis, system design support, and installation assistance for initial orders and delivery in Q1 2017. For California customers, the system fully-qualifies for a substantial rebate under the revised Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), with the earliest orders having the best chance of qualifying.

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About Adara Power

Founded in 2013, Adara Power (formerly JuiceBox Energy) is committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected solar energy storage for renewable energy. Adara Power’s Energy Storage Solutions are designed to support consumer self-consumption and enable a resilient, renewable energy grid in order to power a cleaner, sustainable planet. For more information, visit www.adarapower.com and follow us on Twitter: @adarapower.

About Delta

Delta Group is the world’s largest provider of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans, as well as a major source for power management solutions, components, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, and renewable energy solutions. Delta Group has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Mexico, India and Europe. As a global leader in power electronics, Delta’s mission is, “To provide innovative, clean and efficient energy solutions for a better tomorrow.” Delta is committed to environmental protection and has implemented green, lead-free production and waste management programs for many years. For more information, visit http://www.delta-americas.com.