thread collective is bringing architectural detailing to Bright Power’s Resilient Power Hub, an innovative small-scale power plant. As part of thread’s commitment to resilient design, this project is an exciting step in making buildings resilient and independent. The system provides buildings with instantaneous back-up power to critical systems when the grid goes down, as well as energy savings the rest of the time. It can operate as part of or independent from the utility grid. The technology combines solar photovoltaics (PV), combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and energy storage under one automated system that is easily scaled and replicated in various building types. The project was awarded funds through the NYC EDC Rise NY grant, with three commercial buildings impacted by Superstorm Sandy receiving systems this year. and a cool video by Bright Power for more details.

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