From innovative software to new products and business models, 7X never stops looking for ways to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for our customers to procure utility-scale solar power. Here are some examples.
SolarBlocks™Designed for utilities, electricity cooperatives, and corporate energy buyers in competitive electricity markets, SolarBlocks is the one of industry’s first fixed-block power purchasing product in which the blocks of energy are generated by a greenfield solar plant developed by 7X. SolarBlocks offers companies more flexibility and shorter contract terms than a traditional PPA. Best of all, buyers can still claim additionality and receive RECs.
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Solar+Blocks™7X’s second generation offering, Solar+Blocks™, provides a broader block sizing and time-distribution option through the use of storage co-located and charged-by their solar facilities, rather than market balancing alone. Both products eliminate the risks borne the power buyer, either directly or priced-in by its load serving entity (LSE), by the short-term market exposures for shortages or overages against expected generation in a typical as-generated PPA.
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Smart Power Maps™To reduce the soft costs of solar development, 7X developed Smart Power Maps (SPM), a geospatial software visualization platform that accelerates the site selection process. With SPM, we can identify ideal greenfield sites based on dozens of factors, such as solar resource, proximity to transmission infrastructure, and topography. It also helps us to identify potential design and construction challenges early-on so that we can plan around them and avoid costly delays. The speed and efficiency of SPM minimizes risks on our projects and reduces our development timeframe and costs. We pass the savings on to our customers in the form of low PPA pricing.
Boost PPA™Smaller buyers want to procure solar power at the same low PPA rates larger purchasers can obtain. But, many customers do not have enough electricity load to justify a utility-scale project of their own. Our solution: BoostPPA, a product which aggregates the loads of several buyers at one site and distributes development costs among them. By doing so, each participating purchaser benefits from lower PPA pricing.
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