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residential storage buyers guide

The 2020 Residential Storage Buyer’s Guide is now available

From heavy-duty deep-cycle batteries all the way to full, future-proofed energy storage systems, there are a ton of options in the market to support a variety of customer and installer needs. To help sort through it all, we asked manufacturers in the residential energy storage space to explain what’s new and unique in their offering.


Vesper Energy

DCE, Vesper Energy sign PPA for California’s Deer Creek Solar + Storage project

May 12, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Desert Community Energy (DCE) and Vesper Energy announce that they have entered into a 20-year PPA for solar energy and battery storage. DCE will purchase all of the energy produced from the Deer Creek 50 MW Solar + 200 MWh Storage project. The Deer Creek Solar + Storage project isRead More

Iron flow battery company ESS Inc. goes public after ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. merger

Iron flow battery company ESS Inc. goes public after ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. merger

May 11, 2021 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

ESS Tech, Inc. and ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in ESS becoming a publicly listed company. Founded in 2011, ESS began with a mission to develop the cleanest, lowest-cost long-duration energy storage systems on the market. ESS developedRead More

Swell Energy, SCE offer virtual power plant deal to 8,000 homeowners

Swell Energy, SCE offer virtual power plant deal to 8,000 homeowners

May 10, 2021 at 3:49 pm 1 comment

Swell Energy has new opportunities for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers enrolling in its two clean energy Virtual Power Plant (VPP) programs. This offers homeowners in southern California home batteries for a low fixed monthly payment and to receive a discounted second home battery as well as ongoing GridRevenue payments.Read More

Growatt wins TÜV Rheinland’s All Quality Matters Award for its ARK battery

Growatt ARK battery wins TÜV Rheinland All Quality Matters Award

May 10, 2021 at 11:52 am 0 comments

Growatt‘s ARK battery for residential use achieved outstanding performance in TÜV Rheinland’s PVE Test Program and won the All Quality Matters Award at Solar Congress 2021. In TÜV Rheinland’s test program, ARK battery is given All Quality Matters Award for achieving first-rate performance in various safety and reliability tests includingRead More

Southern Power adding two battery energy storage systems in California via Mitsubishi, Powin

Southern Power adding two battery energy storage systems in California via Mitsubishi, Powin

May 10, 2021 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Southern Power has awarded Mitsubishi Power Americas and Powin an order for two utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totaling 640 MWh. These projects will enhance California’s grid reliability with additional flexible resource capacity for integrating intermittent renewable energy into the grid. These two energy storage projects align withRead More

Agilitas Energy begins pre-construction of largest battery system in Rhode Island

Agilitas Energy begins pre-construction of largest battery system in Rhode Island

May 10, 2021 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Agilitas Energy is starting pre-construction work of its latest battery energy storage project, a 3 MW / 9 MWh lithium-ion system in Pascoag, Rhode Island. This is the first Battery Energy Storage System to be constructed by Agilitas Energy in Rhode Island and it is planned to enter commercial operationRead More

KB Home integrating Schneider Electric’s Energy Center in California development

KB Home integrating Schneider Electric’s Energy Center in California development

May 10, 2021 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Schneider Electric announced a partnership with KB Home last week, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Schneider Electric will provide grid-to-plug innovation in KB Home’s new Sundance at Park Circle community in Valley Center, California. These homes will incorporate the Square D Energy Center and connected WiringRead More

Electriq Power supplies PowerPod 2 systems for Caribbean Utilities Company solar initiative

Electriq Power supplies PowerPod 2 systems for Caribbean Utilities Company solar initiative

May 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

The Cayman Islands Government’s Energy Policy requires 70% of electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2037. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) studies have shown that a substantial amount of front-of-meter and behind-the-meter battery storage will be needed to integrate more solar and wind energy. To test the efficacy ofRead More

FlexGen debuts project feasibility reporting tool for energy storage projects

FlexGen debuts project feasibility reporting tool for energy storage projects

April 29, 2021 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

Energy storage integrator FlexGen has a new project feasibility reporting product for developers, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and asset owners to accelerate the analysis of energy storage asset viability. This FlexGen DigitalTwin application is built to determine a potential project’s revenue opportunity and lifecycle costs, model multiple scenarios as wellRead More

Researchers developing energy storage system that uses retired EV batteries

Researchers developing energy storage system that uses retired EV batteries

April 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Researchers from the Utah Power Electronics Lab at Utah State partnered with Dream Team, a Maryland-based security research firm, to develop solar energy storage systems using “retired” batteries from electric vehicles. The technology could dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy storage, making the adoption of solar energy more accessibleRead More