Coda Energy will deploy a solar power integrated electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station optimized by energy storage in the San Francisco Bay Area. The charging station, dubbed Eco-Station, incorporates a 175 kW solar array, DC fast charging, a 40 kWh Coda Core UDP energy storage system.
DC charging, which refuels a typical EV battery in 30-60 minutes, improves the usability of EVs by extending their effective range and enabling road trips. These stations require high quantities of power to operate, and as a result, incur costly utility peak demand charges that can add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars per month.
The Eco-Station contains a battery energy storage system supplied by Coda Energy that addresses this problem by serving as a buffer between the charger and the grid, lowering the charging station’s peak power demand.
The addition of GELI’s intelligent Energy Operating System (EOS) software will enable the Eco-Station to make operational decisions based on the price of power and energy, which in conjunction with demand response programs, could bring site operators new sources of revenue.
Coda Energy has deployed a combined 140 MW and 50 MWh of energy storage in stationary and mobile applications to date.