Energy Storage

Vivint Solar promotes new PPA rate for residential solar + storage in California

Vivint Solar promotes new PPA rate for residential solar + storage in California

December 3, 2019 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Full-service residential solar provider Vivint Solar has a new power purchase agreement (PPA) option that includes one simple rate for both solar and battery storage in California. Vivint Solar’s new solar + storage PPA option comes on the heels of recent wildfires and power blackouts throughout California. PPAs are contracts inRead More

Storm Season is Here: Energy Storage Can Help You Prepare

Storm Season is Here: Energy Storage Can Help You Prepare

November 27, 2019 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

In Southern and Eastern parts of the U.S., late summer and fall not only signals the start of college football; it also marks the beginning of storm season. Homeowners in these regions are no strangers to preparing for storms, from trimming tree branches that are too close to windows toRead More

ABB, Humless are driving around to demonstrate their all-in-one energy storage system

ABB, Humless are driving around to demonstrate their all-in-one energy storage system

November 22, 2019 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ABB and Humless are taking to the road to demonstrate the new Universal 10/4 Residential Storage System. Powered by Humless’ groundbreaking 48V Universal Energy Management (UEM) and ABB’s UNO-DM-TL-PLUS-Q line of residential inverters, the demo truck will visit CED Greentech and other locations in multiple states during coming weeks. TheRead More

Home standby generator giant Generac details its plans to establish the residential storage market

Home standby generator giant Generac details its plans to establish the residential storage market

November 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 1 comment

The residential solar + storage market is still more buzz than business as we finish out 2019, but Generac, the largest brand in the home standby generator space, has plans to single-handedly change that going into 2020. I don’t think that’s an overstatement, either. There is momentum in residential solarRead More

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

November 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunverge, a provider of an industry-leading Distributed Energy Resource (DER) control and aggregation platform, is fully integrating its Sunverge Energy Platform and Infinity intelligent edge controller with the residential Energy Storage System (ESS) from LG Electronics. All of Sunverge’s advanced platform features are now supported and running with the LG ESSRead More

California Energy Commission certifies NeoVolta energy storage system and its LFP battery

California Energy Commission certifies NeoVolta energy storage system and its LFP battery

November 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

The NeoVolta NV14 has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as a certified energy storage system. To achieve the certification, the NV14 residential energy storage system had to meet or exceed a series of safety and performance standards. The CEC added energy storage systems to its Solar EquipmentRead More

The allure of energy storage in today’s wildfire-ravaged climate

The allure of energy storage in today’s wildfire-ravaged climate

November 13, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Part IV of Solar Builder’s excellent Countdown to 2020 series about California’s new home solar mandate included this statement: “Speakers at the California Solar Power Expo… expect homebuilders to skip solar-only systems to comply with the Title 24 mandate and go straight to solar + storage systems.” Is that expectationRead More

NEC Energy Solutions integrates Stem’s AI-driven software to simplify large-scale solar + storage deployment

NEC Energy Solutions integrates Stem’s AI-driven software to simplify large-scale solar + storage deployment

November 5, 2019 at 6:45 pm Comments are Disabled

NEC Energy Solutions, headquartered in Westborough, Mass., is partnering with Stem to simplify solar + storage projects. Through a master supply agreement, Stem will resell and integrate its Athena AI platform with NEC’s GSS end-to-end grid storage solution. The agreement will result in a powerful solar + storage solution forRead More

SimpliPhi extends Energize California discounts in response to wildfires, Public Safety Shutoffs

SimpliPhi extends Energize California discounts in response to wildfires, Public Safety Shutoffs

November 4, 2019 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

As a California manufacturer of safe energy storage and emergency power systems, SimpliPhi Power is extending its “Energize California” program — an initiative first introduced in June 2019 in response to statewide “Public Safety Power Shutoffs” (PSPS) announced by PG&E, SCE and SDG&E. The program will now run through DecemberRead More

Allied explains how its lithium batteries can be used to replace lead-acid battery based storage systems

Allied explains how its lithium batteries can be used to replace lead-acid battery based storage systems

November 4, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

Allied says its Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries are drop-in-ready for solar + storage  applications. Its turn-key replacement system enables you to convert your lead-acid system to lithium in less than 30 minutes. You can use the same wiring and hook ups as used with your current lead acid system. How itRead More