Grand Ridge Energy Center was Invenergy’s first site to co-locate three renewable energy technologies: wind, solar and battery storage.
Co-location gives Grand Ridge some distinct advantages, including a shorter development timeline and reduced construction costs because existing infrastructure can be leveraged to expand the site’s capabilities. Having wind, solar and battery storage at the same facility also helps provide a more stable energy supply for the communities Grand Ridge serves in the event of severe weather or other power outages. With the ability to store wind and solar energy on-site, Grand Ridge can release excess power to the grid in times when demand is high or additional energy is needed.
In addition, co-location helps boost the productivity of Grand Ridge’s infrastructure, meaning greater energy output and less wear and tear to the site’s equipment.
Grand Ridge is also home to our Brookfield solar test facility. Featuring monofacial and bifacial solar panels, this facility tests a variety of panel configurations to see how they perform. This data is used to help build solar facilities that optimize energy output and bring customers the most efficient solutions to meet their needs.
Grand Ridge has been recognized by the clean energy industry as an achievement in innovation. Energy Storage North America bestowed its 2015 Centralized Storage Project of the Year award to Grand Ridge’s battery storage facility, and Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines honored the same project with their 2015 Project of the Year award for best renewable project.