Agriculture

SimpliPhi Provides Superior, Seamless Replacement for Lead Acid Batteries

SimpliPhi provided Rush Ranch with a simple, sustainable and superior storage replacement for a failing bank of flooded lead acid batteries. Purchased in 1988 by Solano Land Trust and designated as part of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in 2003, Rush Ranch’s 2,070 acres of marsh and grasslands provide recreational and educational opportunities for thousands of visitors each year and have provided important contributions to tidal marsh science. An 11.5 kW PV array and a 3 kW wind...
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Reliable Power for New Zealand Grid Edge Farms and Homes

In rural New Zealand, electricity distributor Powerco deployed Base Power off-grid renewable energy units to both supplement grid power for some customers and provide a complete alternative to grid electricity supply for other customers. To ensure reliable power delivery throughout its entire service area, Powerco chose to deploy the Base Power distributed generation assets as a more cost effective alternative to upgrading its grid. Constructed by local contractors The Downs Group, each Base Power unit generates electricity with solar panels,...
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Hawaiian Cacao Farm and Residence Goes Off-Grid with SimpliPhi Batteries

Flourishing Hawaiian cacao farm has recently gone completely off-grid with the help of SimpliPhi batteries.
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Microgrid – Vacherie Ranch

SIMPLIPHI POWER’S storage solution was integrated in a microgrid for a Ranch in West Sonoma County, California. Prior to the installation, the family relied on diesel generators to power its agricultural and recreational operations. In the search for a better solution, it quickly became apparent trenching lines for a grid connection was cost prohibitive. Instead, rugged, highly efficient and reliable SimpliPhi batteries, combined with solar, now allows the ranch to be powered 24/7 by a sustainable microgrid that has...
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Food Security with Alegria Farms and the SimpliPhi Power Big Genny

Check out how SimpliPhi Power’s energy storage solutions can help empower communities by making their food production independent of the grid. This video takes us to Irvine, CA to see how Alegria Farms is making it happen, on their terms.
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Grow Profits While Protecting the Environment

SimpliPhi works with growers, processors, wineries, cold storage facilities, packers, nurseries, and a wide range of other agriculture entities to deliver energy savings and security. Whether you are looking to optimize high-energy-use processes like irrigation, ensure backup power and total resiliency for a cold storage facility, reduce general operating expenses, or simply farm more sustainably, SimpliPhi can help.

Agriculture FAQs:

Where on my farm can I install SimpliPhi Batteries?

SimpliPhi batteries have a very small footprint. Their energy density combined with the fact that they do not require ventilation, ancillary cooling or thermal monitoring means PHI batteries can be installed in tight spaces, such as closets or utility rooms. In addition, because PHI batteries can operate safely in temperatures from -4° to 140°F, they can be installed indoors or outdoors. This versatility allows you to choose to install container-type storage or in existing barns, warehouses or other buildings.

We are generating solar and/or wind energy to offset our operational energy needs. Can SimpliPhi batteries be added and optimize my existing generation assets?
SimpliPhi storage solutions are able to store electricity from solar and wind turbines (DC input), conventional generators, or the grid. Given that renewable sources of power can be intermittent and unpredictable without energy storage, adding SimpliPhi batteries to your renewable generation plant will allow you to have true power security and resilience. In addition, in grid-tied locations, an integrated solar PV or wind turbine combined with an energy storage system can maximize your utility bill savings -– both reducing energy and demand charges.
Can SimpliPhi help reduce our utility bills?
With SimpliPhi energy storage, agricultural operations can either capture energy created through renewable generation and store it, or store energy from the grid during off peak hours when prices are low and discharging it during peak rate times. By limiting your need to rely on grid power and reducing short-term usage spikes, SimpliPhi is able to help agricultural customers reduce their exposure to significant peak demand charges, which can account for as much as 50 percent of a utility bill.
Are SimpliPhi lithium ion batteries safe for agricultural operations?
When it comes to lithium ion batteries, cobalt is the element that is toxic and poses the risk of thermal runaway and fire. SimpliPhi does not use cobalt. Our lithium ion chemistry is lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) which environmentally benign and non-toxic. Without any danger of overheating or toxicity, SimpliPhi batteries do not pose a risk of fire or contamination to crops, animals or processed food products.