SHINES Project Objectives

Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) award

Enabling solar energy storage solutions to build a more reliable grid

Grid Integration


The three-year award will be used to design, develop, and deploy a fully functional and integrated photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, and a facility load management system at the utility distribution scale. The demonstration will take place in Massachusetts and last at least one year.


The system will enable all participating components to collectively:

  1. Act as a dispatchable source of power generation;
  2. Participate in current and future transactive energy markets;
  3. Achieve an amortized lifetime cost that meets the DOE’s 2020 target of $0.14/kWh levelized cost of electricity, and
  4. Achieve a round-trip solar energy efficiency of at least 90%.