case study


The problem

The owner of a mountain villas resort was  looking for long-term energy solutions to optimize its energy costs and build resiliency against power outages given the resort’s remote location.

“Every solar installer we met was pushing us to invest in the biggest photovoltaic system possible.  3-D Energy, through their unique technology, helped us really understand our major areas of energy consumption, and that knowledge allowed us to make the best investment decision.”

- Owner, Mountain villas resort

How we helped

3-D Energy’s set up a simple real-time visualization tool for the resort’s key consuming areas, producing an “energy heatmap” of the facility. The data analytics matched precisely the minute-by-minute energy consumption of the resort against an optimal solar system production profile. With such detailed understanding, the owner realized that a smaller solar system, tailored to its actual energy usage profile, would produce the strongest investment returns.

3-D Energy’s energy monitoring program helped crystalize a dual solution program: a custom-sized solar system to offset energy costs during the day, and a battery storage system to shave peak energy consumption for the resort’s heating system.

The results

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