A Before-You-Buy Guide: Connected Microgrid

Roof Mounted Connected Microgrid

A Connected Microgrid Solution is a forward-thinking way to take control of your organization’s energy production and guarantee outage protection, budget certainty, immediate savings, and positive environmental impact for your business.  If you’re on the fence about making the transition, here are a few things you should know about how Catalyst Power's Connected Microgrid Solution could serve your business. 

  • Building a Connected Microgrid will not cost your business money. 

Catalyst Power will build, own, and operate the energy source that we install at no additional cost to your business. You don’t have to pay for the solar panels or generator. You don’t have to pay the folks who install it. You don’t even have to pay for the lemonade that the installation folks drink while they’re installing the equipment you don’t have to pay for. 

  • A Connected Microgrid Solution will protect your business from outages. 

With an on-site power source linked to the Connected Microgrid, your energy needs are not at the mercy of the larger grid. This means that problems on the larger grid will not dramatically impact your energy supply, even in severe weather events (hello, Polar Vortex and other increasingly common weather extremes). Your business’ proximity to the source guarantees that fewer issues can arise between the generation of energy and your use of it. (Less time on ‘the road’ means fewer chances for accidents.) 

  • Your business can count on budget certainty and immediate savings with a Connected Microgrid solution. 

Your new Connected Microgrid comes with a fixed rate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Catalyst Power that is locked in for the duration of the contract. This enables you to reliably predict your energy expenditure well into the future and effectively scale your business. No more variable unpredictability! As soon as you begin using the energy from your on-site source, you’ll also see your monthly bills go down. 

  • A Connected Microgrid is a reliable, sustainable energy option. 

Whether you elect to install Solar Panels or a gas generator on your property, by buying into a Connected Microgrid, you’ll be contributing to the renewable energy market and improving its reliability, scalability, and reach. The environment says thanks. Your children say thanks.

  • Your business will not be responsible for building, owning, or operating the power source installed on your property. 

Catalyst Power will be responsible for building, owning and operating the power source installed on your property. We’ve made the process as simple as possible to help you on the front end.

  • A Connected Microgrid Solution is the best fit for businesses who own their buildings or who have a very long-term lease. 

Because a Connected Microgrid Solution involves a long term commitment to a singular location (I mean, we’re literally building stuff there…) businesses that don’t own or have a long term (20 year) lease are not a great fit for a Connected Microgrid. But your business will definitely benefit from some of our other solutions. 

  • Installing a Connected Microgrid Solution is a process. 

And it takes about nine months. 

  • But it’s as straightforward as it gets. 

Seriously. You can give us your info online right now for a quote and a Power Purchase Agreement You don’t even have to talk to a human if you don’t want to. (But of course we’re here to talk to you if you want, we’re not Robots, the Capcha says so!) 

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