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Off-Grid Eco Resort – Taft Gardens

Main lodge runs off grid 24/7 with 42 kWs of sunlight.

Clean power storage coupled with PV generation creates power security and resiliency.

In 2013, 8 PHI2.6kWh batteries provided 20.8 kWh of stored power.

In 2015 the battery bank was increased to 41.6 kWh.

SIMPLIPHI POWER provides reliable, non-toxic and uninterrupted off-grid energy storage and management for the Taft Botanical Gardens at the Conservation Endowment Fund located in Ojai, California. Because of SimpliPhi’s modular and scalable power storage solution, the 20.8 kWh system that was initially installed in 2013 could be increased in 2015 to 41.6 kWh to satisfy increasing electrical loads and expanding operations.

The challenge was to design an off-grid hybrid power solution that would dramatically reduce generator use and fuel consumption, eliminate trenching transmission lines and utilize non-toxic, non-hazardous, heat-resistant and enduring energy storage. SimpliPhi Power storage easily met all of these requirements. Without energy storage, renewable sources of power are intermittent and unpredictable. SimpliPhi technology creates power security and resilience by taking the intermittency out of any power generation source including wind, solar, grid and fuel-based generators.

  • The 24V and 48V PHI2.6 kWh 60 Amp deep-cycle Smart-Tech Battery with integrated Battery Management System (BMS) protection
  • Compatible with all industry standard inverter/charge controllers
  • Operating temperature -4° to 140°F (20° to 60°C)
  • 98% efficiency rate
  • No ventilation or cooling required

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Project Update: SimpliPhi Power and California Solar Electric have expanded energy storage capacity at  the Taft Botanical Gardens Eco Resort. Check out the full story here.