Energy Storage

Watt’s Next? A crowd-sourced collection of ideas, innovations and inquiries for the Solar+ Decade

Watt’s Next? A crowd-sourced collection of ideas, innovations and inquiries for the Solar+ Decade

September 19, 2019 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

It’s gonna break my heart to see it blown to bits. That’s the refrain of the best song of 2019, “Blown to Bits” by Charly Bliss — a catchy rumination on the state of the world right now. It was playing in my headphones as I put this section togetherRead More

Q CELLS has a ‘gapless’ solar module and new energy storage system to show you at SPI 2019

Q CELLS has a ‘gapless’ solar module and new energy storage system to show you at SPI 2019

September 19, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Booth 1419 Q CELLS, one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, will reveal prototypes of its first ever gapless solar modules at the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With its high-performance premium solar modules, the company is aiming toRead More

SunPower debuts its new energy storage platform for homeowners

SunPower debuts its new energy storage platform for homeowners

September 18, 2019 at 10:44 am 0 comments

SunPower announced the next major advancement in the company’s Equinox energy platform — Equinox Storage — which will let homeowners choose to store energy for full- or partial-home backup during blackouts, reduce daily peak electricity consumption, or any combination that best fits their needs. “We’re entering a new solar decadeRead More

Blue Planet Energy expands into commercial energy storage with Blue Ion LX

Blue Planet Energy expands into commercial energy storage with Blue Ion LX

September 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Hawai’i-based Blue Planet Energy has expanded its Blue Ion line of safe, scalable energy storage solutions with the introduction of Blue Ion LX for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications. Blue Planet Energy developed the high-voltage Blue Ion LX system in close collaboration with energy storage integrators who have installed overRead More

Power up: Pason Power, Energy Toolbase team up to conquer energy storage design, control, monitoring

Power up: Pason Power, Energy Toolbase team up to conquer energy storage design, control, monitoring

September 13, 2019 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Two of our favorites in the solar + storage space are teaming up. Pason Power Inc., a provider of intelligent software for the energy storage market, is combining its business with Energy Toolbase LLC, an industry-leading software platform that specializes in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energyRead More

Extensible Energy’s DemandEx software looks to reduce demand charges via solar system production alone

Extensible Energy’s DemandEx software looks to reduce demand charges via solar system production alone

September 10, 2019 at 10:55 am 1 comment

Extensible Energy is billing its new software as a service (SaaS) solution, DemandEx, as a “virtual battery” — an inexpensive alternative to commercial storage as a method for reducing demand charges and increasing ROI for commercial solar projects. Extensible says DemandEx easily integrates into new or existing commercial solar systemsRead More

Fortress Power has three Lithium Iron Phosphate battery sizes to check out at SPI 2019

Fortress Power has three Lithium Iron Phosphate battery sizes to check out at SPI 2019

August 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Booth 7335 Fortress Power is a lithium battery manufacturer based outside of Philadelphia that focuses on helping solar installers use the safest and most reliable energy storage for their projects. The company provides three different size models for energy storage projects — its LFP-5 kWh, LFP-10 kWh, and eVault 18.5Read More

Panasonic to launch a complete solar + storage residential solution at Solar Power International

Panasonic to launch a complete solar + storage residential solution at Solar Power International

August 29, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Booth 1201 Panasonic HIT modules have always been among the most efficient solar panels available. Now Panasonic’s new battery storage system helps solar contractors offer homeowners a complete solar + storage solution from the solar power pioneer. That’s right. Panasonic lithium-ion battery technology powers the world’s most advanced electric carsRead More

Sunrun brings Brightbox solar, battery, virtual power plant services to Vermont

Sunrun brings Brightbox solar, battery, virtual power plant services to Vermont

August 28, 2019 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

Sunrun Inc. is bringing its Brightbox home solar, battery service and virtual power plant aspirations to customers in Vermont starting this month. Vermont households can get Sunrun’s solar-powered home battery, Brightbox, for no money down and a low monthly rate, plus possibly enroll with Sunrun in Green Mountain Power’s (GMP)Read More

Utah’s Rocky Mountain Power to manage a virtual power plant apartment community (using sonnen storage systems)

Utah’s Rocky Mountain Power to manage a virtual power plant apartment community (using sonnen storage systems)

August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

A partnership between sonnen, the Wasatch Group and Rocky Mountain Power will form a first-of-its-kind Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in the U.S. — a network of solar powered battery storage systems that will be fully managed by Rocky Mountain Power, the local utility, for the greater good of the communityRead More