ARDA Power and Spectrum Energy Development form an Alliance and engage in Microgrid Projects in California
ARDA Power and Spectrum Energy Development today announced a strategic alliance to introduce ARDA Power’s unique DC-connected microgrid solution, ARDA DC Microgrid Platform, to customers in California. The two companies have already begun working on several identified project opportunities including commercial, military and community microgrids. The first opportunities are located in Northern California, close to Spectrum’s headquarters, but the companies expect to collaborate across California and beyond.
“ARDA’s plug-and-play DC-connected microgrid solution provides Spectrum with the opportunity to apply our depth of knowledge and experience with solar energy and utility interconnections to the rapidly emerging market for microgrids without having to create an internal microgrid engineering department”, pointed out James D’Albora of Spectrum Energy.
“We see enormous synergies in pairing ARDA’s innovative microgrid solution with the local market presence and deep experience in solar and distributed energy provided by Spectrum Power”, said Peter Lewis of ARDA Power.
Donald Osborn, President of Spectrum Energy noted that “ARDA’s DC-connected microgrid solution provides a perfect way to bring the benefits of a microgrid - including resiliency and increased renewables - to commercial and industrial buildings in California today without the requirement for complex custom engineering or costly interconnect applications. We are just beginning to explore the opportunities, but are already seeing genuine interest from prospective customers”.
About Spectrum Energy
Spectrum Energy Development Inc. (SEDI), established in 2002, is a leading commercial PV System Integrator and Engineering, Procurement, & Contracting (EPC) Company. The internationally award winning SEDI team is made up of some of the most experienced and respected PV system engineers and electrical contractors in the country. SEDI’s experience and capabilities in commercial PV applications are now expanding to include demand reduction and micro-grid development in concert with PV generation.
For more information visit www.spectrumenergydev.com
About ARDA Power
ARDA Power is working to change forever the way the world implements microgrid systems for non-residential buildings. For the first time ever you can simply and quickly configure a system using common controls and standard components. A battery-centric, DC-connected platform conceived by ARDA engineers with technology originally developed at the University of Toronto makes possible microgrids that are simple, low cost, resilient and versatile. Welcome to the age of the plug-and-play Microgrid!
For more information visit www.ardapower.com