Via Mobility
  • Via Mobility
    Via Mobility

    Investing in Energy Resilience

    Via Mobility, a leading nonprofit mobility services provider and emergency second responder, invested in resilience upgrades for its Boulder facility, including a 10.7 kW solar PV array and a lithium-titanium oxide battery.  

    Project Highlights

    Location: Boulder, Colorado

    System Size: 10.7 kW

    Project Type: Commercial Solar

    Client: Via Mobility

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VIA MOBILITY’S RESILIENCE PROJECT

Through a partnership with the City of Boulder, Independent Power Systems (IPS), and Pos-En, the Via Mobility Services facility was upgraded to a city resiliency hub for Boulder, Colorado, and equipped to support Via’s second responder emergency operations during a disaster. These upgrades include a 10.7 kilowatt (kW) commercial solar power system on the roof installed by IPS, a lithium-titanium oxide battery storage system, a natural gas generator that can charge up to four electric buses, and a smart control system. During an outage, the solar+storage system will provide power to critical IT loads at Via, primarily computer and phone systems. There is also an existing rooftop solar array that had been installed on the Via facility installed prior to the resilience upgrades.

The energy storage system was paid for by Via though additional funding was provided by a Clean Energy Group Resilient Power Technical Assistance Grant and a U.S. Department of Energy REDI grant. The City of Boulder was also awarded a Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund grant from Clean Energy Group to conduct technical and financial feasibility analyses on several city properties. Via estimates power outages cost them an average of $8,000 to $11,500 per year, which became a key component in evaluating the full value of the resilient energy system. In addition to the avoided costs of having an outage and the roughly $582 per year in electricity savings for the solar array generated through net-metering, there is a potential future revenue source from the cost savings from demand charge reduction, though these programs do not yet exist in Colorado.

Read the Clean Energy Group Via Mobility Resilient Power Project Case Study.

Read about other resilience projects in Boulder.

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Why Choose IPS?

  • We Strive to Be the Best

    Because the owner of Independent Power Systems is a Master Electrician and Engineer, delivering high-quality products with superior design is a founding principle of our company.

  • Free No-Pressure Estimate

    We don't believe in pressuring our customers to commit. We want what is best for you, your wallet, and our environment and we are happy to be your partner through the process.

  • Premium Products & Equipment

    We are a SunPower Elite Dealer and one of the only local companies offering the SunVolt Battery. We are also the only Blue Ion and Humless dealer in all of Colorado!

  • Established Reputation

    IPS is one of the oldest solar companies in both Colorado and Montana. We focus on quality workmanship and will provide you with options to fit your budget and your need!

  • Wide Range of Battery Options

    We have the widest range of battery options in the state of Colorado! From AGM to SunPower and Blue Ion and more! We offer safe, long-lasting options that get the job done!

  • We Don't Do "Cookie Cutter" Systems

    We will work with you to build a custom system that will give you the most value and offer the most savings for your own personal situation.

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