CleanSpark yesterday announced that it has received a $1.5M purchase order from a Houston, Texas-based microgrid developer. CleanSpark has provided its ATS (automatic transfer switch) solutions to the unnamed developer and its customers for several years.
The company’s switchgear units will be deployed alongside energy generation assets to provide resilient power and cost savings to an end-use customer that is the world’s largest retail chain, operating more than 11,500 locations worldwide, said CleanSpark. (A google search reveals that this is most likely Walmart.)
CleanSpark’s ATS paired with other microgrid assets will help keep stores operational during utility outages.
Zach Bradford, CleanSpark’s President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are excited to continue to provide switchgear to support custom microgrid solutions for critical back-up power. With the increasing frequency of grid disruptions, natural disasters and scheduled power-outages, the number of businesses relying on microgrids continues to rise. We anticipate additional switchgear orders from this customer and other partners, both as a result of the aforementioned events, as well as ‘green’ initiatives supported by the new administration that should pave the way for increased microgrid development.”
Bradford concluded, “This order is a result of our focus on ‘best-in-class’ solutions, whether they result from hardware, software, residential or commercial initiatives. CleanSpark’s unique approach to energy solutions is expected to continue to drive strong demand throughout our partnership networks. Recent announcements discussing our platform upgrades and additional distribution of our GridFabric software solutions are examples of this increased demand for our products and services.”