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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.


Octillion, Orison aimed this smaller-scale energy storage unit right at homeowners to self-install

Octillion, Orison aimed this smaller-scale energy storage unit right at homeowners to self-install

September 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

Octillion Power Systems of Hayward, Calif., a provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems, worked with Orison Inc., an energy storage company based in Wyoming, to develop a compact, customized battery pack that allows home owners to self-install their own home-battery system that can either power from an existing solar PV system orRead More

Generac partners with a leading Southern California solar installer

Generac partners with a leading Southern California solar installer

September 16, 2020 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Generac Power Systems continues to establish key relationships in the solar market, announcing a partnership this week with Baker Electric Home Energy. Baker is a leading integrated home energy solutions provider — the sixth-largest residential solar installer in Southern California. Baker’s market presence and expertise in power generation, management andRead More

Attention preppers: Humless debuts GO 200 backpack-sized battery system

Attention preppers: Humless debuts GO 200 backpack-sized battery system

September 16, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

In honor of National Preparedness Month, Humless announced a new GO 200 battery backup system — a 10″ x 7.72″ x 2.56″ backpack-sized system that’s ready for solar charging or from a wall outlet. This versatile six-pound power dynamo is perfect for camping or for quickly packing in a car.Read More

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

September 16, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Liberty Utilities is going with a microgrid solution from BoxPower to power a remote mountain research station. The decision will save millions of dollars by replacing high fire-risk distribution lines with a containerized solar+storage microgrid. The project is the result of a request-for-offers issued by Liberty Utilities for a wildfire-mitigationRead More

Load management software DemandEx now integrates with microgrid controllers, reduces need to rewire

Load management software DemandEx now integrates with microgrid controllers, reduces need to rewire

September 15, 2020 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Extensible Energy has released a version of its DemandEx load flexibility software for Microgrids — it will integrate with a microgrid controller to manage and optimize energy usage when off-grid or on-grid. With DemandEx for Microgrids, businesses can move beyond the traditional critical loads panel and utilize dynamic, intelligent softwareRead More

Electriq Power signs agreement with turnkey microgrid provider Emergent

Electriq Power signs agreement with turnkey microgrid provider Emergent

September 15, 2020 at 10:24 am 0 comments

Electriq Power, a developer of intelligent and integrated home energy storage, management, and monitoring solutions, entered into a definitive agreement with Emergent Microgrid, a provider of turnkey microgrids with community-concentrated deployments in Santa Barbara and Montecito, California. Emergent Microgrid will bolster Electriq Power’s fleet of residential and small commercial batteryRead More

Vote for the 2020 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

Vote for the 2020 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

September 14, 2020 at 11:59 am 2 comments

Solar Builder readers submitted their coolest, most innovative and noteworthy solar projects of the last 12 months, and after combing through another record amount of submissions, we’ve narrowed the field to these 2020 Project of the Year nominees! This year the field is divided into FIVE categories: Residential (single-family, multi-family)Read More

Largest solar-plus-storage project by a California CCA coming via Clean Power Alliance, 8minute

Largest solar-plus-storage project by a California CCA coming via Clean Power Alliance, 8minute

September 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy  executed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Clean Power Alliance for the 400-MW Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in Tulare County — which includes 180 MW/540 MWh of energy storage. When it becomes operational in 2023, Rexford will provide enough energy for over 370,000 Californians, making it the largestRead More

Load Profiles: How different storage systems, microgrid controllers fit specific C&I sites

Load Profiles: How different storage systems, microgrid controllers fit specific C&I sites

September 10, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

This section originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Solar Builder. Subscribe today (print or digital) for free right here. Church Load profile: This church in Bakersfield, Calif., is actually multiple facilities. It has two sanctuaries, a gymnasium, offices and classrooms. While certain small areas are occupied intermittently duringRead More

Caterpillar - Agromin La Bonita solar PV modules.

Caterpillar dealer delivers microgrid power solution at Peruvian copper mine

September 9, 2020 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Cat dealer Ferreyros has been selected by Ferrenergy, Ferreycorp’s energy company in Peru, to provide a microgrid power system for the Agromin La Bonita underground copper mine in Acarí, Peru. Supplied by Ferreyros to support a power purchase agreement between Ferrenergy and the operators ofRead More