Energy Storage

iDemand says new charge controller eliminates AC loss from solar+storage systems

iDemand says new charge controller eliminates AC loss from solar+storage systems

June 13, 2017 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3) has developed a single conversion charge controller that they say will shorten the time needed for electrical current to travel from solar panels to storage batteries, and in so doing, save energy. The idea is to take voltage coming in and convert it efficiently to low voltage,Read More

CivicSolar now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage to its solar installer network

CivicSolar now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage to its solar installer network

June 12, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Any solar installers interested in moving into the commercial energy storage space may want to check this out: CivicSolar is now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage energy storage system through its vast distribution network. Sharp’s intelligent energy storage solution paired with solar PV systems works to reduce energy usage for commercial properties.Read More

Ice Energy cooling, energy storage system achieves world record efficiency

Ice Energy cooling, energy storage system achieves world record efficiency

June 12, 2017 at 7:54 am Comments are Disabled

The Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system from Ice Energy has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150 — moreRead More

Stäubli, Power-Blox form partnership to work on energy storage solutions

Stäubli, Power-Blox form partnership to work on energy storage solutions

June 9, 2017 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact), the pioneer and global market leader in electrical connectors for Photovoltaic solutions, and Power-Blox the award-winning Swiss start-up enter into a strategic partnership for innovative energy storage solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the photovoltaic industry and more than 1 billion installed PVRead More

California’s Clean Energy Storage bill passes Senate

California’s Clean Energy Storage bill passes Senate

June 5, 2017 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

While the executive branch attempts to go backward with its energy goals, progressive states continue to march forward as the California Senate passed a bill that would give consumers more access to clean energy and provide the next critical piece for California to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas and renewableRead More

Details on new solar-specific AGM battery line from Trojan Battery

Details on new solar-specific AGM battery line from Trojan Battery

May 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, today announced the launch of its new line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. The new Trojan Solar AGM line is manufactured in the U.S. Offering aRead More

Younicos delivers MW-scale storage system to Austin Energy

Younicos delivers MW-scale storage system to Austin Energy

May 30, 2017 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

Younicos has signed an agreement to deliver a megawatt-scale battery storage system to Austin Energy, as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded initiative known as the Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) project. Younicos will collaborate with the project’s prime contractor, Doosan GridTech,Read More

Sunetric, Sunnova team to offer solar+storage solutions in Hawaii

Sunetric, Sunnova team to offer solar+storage solutions in Hawaii

May 23, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Sunetric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGS Energy, and Sunnova Energy Corp., a residential solar service provider in the U.S., have joined forces to offer comprehensive solar solutions with battery storage to residential customers in Hawaii. “As one of the leading full service renewable energy providers in Hawaii, Sunetric is aRead More

Partnership between Clean Energy Group, Geli to focus on solar+storage for low-income communities

Partnership between Clean Energy Group, Geli to focus on solar+storage for low-income communities

May 23, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Clean Energy Group, a national, nonprofit organization, will work with the energy storage control and monitoring software company, Geli, to help bring the benefits of solar PV with battery storage technologies to more low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities. Using Geli’s new online energy storage and solar+storage design and assessment tool,Read More

Vivint Solar, Mercedes-Benz ink exclusive deal to promote home solar+storage system in U.S.

Vivint Solar, Mercedes-Benz ink exclusive deal to promote home solar+storage system in U.S.

May 18, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar announced exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar’s expertise inRead More