Energy Storage

Citadel Roofing and Solar to start installing LG’s RESU home batteries

Citadel Roofing and Solar to start installing LG’s RESU home batteries

August 27, 2019 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

Citadel Roofing & Solar, one of California’s largest and most experienced roofing and solar installers, is going to start installing the LG RESU home battery as part of its residential solar + storage solution. LG Chem is a leader in advanced lithium-ion technologies for home batteries and has sold moreRead More

Solar panel-level energy storage developer Yotta raises another $1.5 million in funding

Solar panel-level energy storage developer Yotta raises another $1.5 million in funding

August 26, 2019 at 10:17 am 1 comment

Yotta, a PV panel-level energy storage developer, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding and an additional $300,000 in grants for the continued development and commercialization of the SolarLEAF. The new funding allows Yotta to expand its beta testing to several new installations with strategic partners. Yotta’s engineering has caughtRead More

Dawn of the Lead: Don’t call it a comeback, lead batteries have been here for 160 years

Dawn of the Lead: Don’t call it a comeback, lead batteries have been here for 160 years

August 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

As we stare at the horizon of grid-tied residential solar + storage, waiting for the dawn of the lithium-based battery era, are we overlooking the potential of lead-acid batteries? “There’s inherent advantages in lead that aren’t talked about enough, and all of the lead battery companies are making money andRead More

Li-Ion electric vehicle battery research concept. Scientific symbol with EV batteries on wooden desk. 3d rendering.

UL issues its first certification for EV battery recycling, repurposing for energy storage

August 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

  Here’s a small piece of news that could have an impact on energy storage applications down the road: UL, a leading global safety science company, granted its first certification to UL 1974, the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries, to 4R Energy Corporation. Outlining how to sort and grade batteryRead More

Sunnova teams up with PetersenDean Roofing and Solar to serve California homebuilders

Sunnova teams up with PetersenDean Roofing and Solar to serve California homebuilders

August 15, 2019 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Sunnova Energy International Inc. and PetersenDean Roofing & Solar announced a new strategic partnership that could shift the balance of power in the California new-build solar market. PetersenDean is one of the largest full-service roofing and solar companies in the United States and Sunnova is a national solar and storage installerRead More

Learned Behavior: Advances in machine-learning lead the way to true solar + storage profitability

Learned Behavior: Advances in machine-learning lead the way to true solar + storage profitability

August 13, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In the compelling short story “Lifecycle of Software Objects,” author Ted Chiang explores a world in which artificial intelligence (AI) is reared and cared for just as you would a child. He did this because he sees the commitment life-long learning and development as the only true way for AIRead More

SEPA: Energy storage interconnection increased 44 percent in 2018 (residential up 500 percent)

SEPA: Energy storage interconnection increased 44 percent in 2018 (residential up 500 percent)

August 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

The release of 2019 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot, a new Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) report, finds the U.S. energy storage market is healthy and primed for continued growth, with interconnected capacity growing 44.9% in 2018. The release of the Snapshot report also marks the announcement of the SEPARead More

Stacks on Value Stacks: The large-scale solar plus storage market is coming together

Stacks on Value Stacks: The large-scale solar plus storage market is coming together

August 6, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Large-scale solar + storage is on the drawing boards of a host of major EPCs, with the current round of demonstration plants leading to wholesale installations by 2020, say several industry players. “While we are early in the deployment cycle for large-scale solar + storage, we expect a ramping atRead More

Global Market Insights shows 35 percent solar energy storage market growth by 2025

Global Market Insights shows 35 percent solar energy storage market growth by 2025

August 5, 2019 at 11:29 am 0 comments

​​ The Solar Energy Storage Market in the year 2018 was valued at U.S. $170 million and is predicted to witness gains of more than 35 percent by 2025, according to Global Market Insights report “Solar Energy Storage Market Size By Composition, Capacity, Installation, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Analysis, ApplicationRead More

Burn before you build: The importance of destructive battery testing

Burn before you build: The importance of destructive battery testing

July 30, 2019 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Batteries solve the problem of intermittent solar irradiance and reliable clean energy. With energy storage systems, PV project owners and off-takers can continue using solar power long after the sun sets. After years of hype, battery systems are finally gaining traction in major markets, especially in states such as Hawaii,Read More