San Diego Business Journal

Local solar firm Borrego Solar Systems Inc. announced that it has launched an energy storage division.

The company said it will offer both stand-alone energy storage products, and storage integrated with solar PV.

“Energy storage—and, in particular, the long-duration energy storage on which we’ll be focusing our efforts—is an important piece of what we need to effectively integrate more and more renewable energy into our electricity system, and it’s something that our customers, electricity regulators and policymakers are asking for,” said Borrego Solar CEO Mike Hall in a statement.

The new division will be based in Massachusetts, and will serve the company’s customers nationally. Borrego’s executive vice president of strategy and business development, Dan Berwick, will lead the new division.

“We’re realizing that all across our customer base, from cities, school districts and public agencies to businesses, manufacturers and electric utilities, it is more frequently making economic sense to evaluate energy storage in conjunction with solar,” said Berwick in a statement. “We knew that this technology shift was around the corner given the changes happening to the grid as we add more wind and solar power to it. As climate change becomes an increasingly present danger, and the need to decarbonize our electricity system more immediate, the distributed energy marketplace will demand greater amounts of flexible energy storage. We’re now prepared to meet that need.”