Energy Storage

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

March 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

You don’t need to install a battery (yet) to give solar customers a next-gen solar-plus-storage system. Your customer wants reassurance Solar-plus-storage is finally ready for mainstream adoption, thanks to technology enhancements in DC-coupled inverters and continued cost reductions in smart battery technology. Batteries with grid-tied PV will soon be theRead More

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

March 17, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Electronics manufacturing services provider MC Assembly is working with Maine-based Pika Energy to manufacture components of the company’s solar inverter product lines. Pika Energy selected MC Assembly in 2016, seeking a New England-based manufacturing partner to meet the company’s increasing production needs.   “We looked to MC Assembly when weRead More

2017 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide

2017 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide

March 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm 9 comments

The 2019 version is now available. Check it out here. Inverters are the brains of the PV system, and if you want to tease out this metaphor (and I do), the comparison is deeper than just “the part that does the thinking.” Really, looking at the latest studies in neuroscience,Read More

HelioPower launches new energy storage system for residential, commercial projects

HelioPower launches new energy storage system for residential, commercial projects

March 3, 2017 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

HelioPower is launching its new energy storage solution practices to provide complete, sustainable energy solutions for residential and commercial clients. Residential energy storage and commercial energy storage are driven by different factors and use cases, but both offer potential cost savings and energy autonomy. HelioPower’s storage practice brings together energyRead More

SimpliPhi’s residential energy storage system now available through Civic Solar

SimpliPhi’s residential energy storage system now available through Civic Solar

March 3, 2017 at 8:07 am Comments are Disabled

In anticipation of the planned reopening the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), SimpliPhi Power and CivicSolar are partnering to bring versatile energy storage solutions to residential installers in California. The AccESS all-in-one-box storage system from SimpliPhi was developed in partnership with solar and energy storage installers for power security that is safe,Read More

Solar CenTex to start installing the Powerstation 247 solar+storage system in Texas

Solar CenTex to start installing the Powerstation 247 solar+storage system in Texas

March 2, 2017 at 3:53 pm 1 comment

The Powerstation 247, an interesting solar+storage system created by Concept by US that we profiled here, has inked a new partnership with Solar CenTex in Central Texas. Solar CenTex is the first solar professional in central Texas to partner with Concept by US and offer their customers a complete, turn-key,Read More

Solar thermal Q&A: What are the trends in 2017, and how does an installer get started?

Solar thermal Q&A: What are the trends in 2017, and how does an installer get started?

February 22, 2017 at 11:26 am 1 comment

For an update on what’s happening with solar thermal, we chatted with Bob Leckinger, CEO of FAFCO, the oldest and largest US commercial and residential solar thermal manufacturer with more than 200,000 customers. FAFCO recently launched the nation’s first-ever, commercially viable, combined solar electric/thermal system, CoolPV. This panel technology providesRead More

Borrego Solar Systems saw big-time results from its energy storage, O&M push in 2016

Borrego Solar Systems saw big-time results from its energy storage, O&M push in 2016

February 22, 2017 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Established in 1980, Borrego Solar Systems Inc. says it experienced its best year ever in 2016 — hitting a 76 percent increase in total MW installed from 2015. The company achieved a 100 percent increase in profits, representing its eighth consecutive year of profitable growth. Borrego Solar was once againRead More

The Holistic Home: We peer into the future of home energy generation, usage

The Holistic Home: We peer into the future of home energy generation, usage

February 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm 1 comment

The mid-term growth of the U.S. residential solar-plus-storage market will be nothing short of phenomenal, as the seamless melding of generation, storage and energy management emerges in single, overarching systems. Yes, we might finally be headed there — the 1950s vision of the all-electric GE kitchen of the future, butRead More

Soligent to distribute JLM Energy’s solar plus storage, monitoring software

Soligent to distribute JLM Energy’s solar plus storage, monitoring software

February 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

JLM Energy, Inc., a leading energy technology company, announced it has recently signed an agreement with Soligent Distribution, the largest pure-play solar distributor in the Americas. The partnership provides Soligent dealers access to deploying, configuring, and integrating JLM’s top-of-the-line technology, which includes solar, energy storage and smart energy monitoring software.Read More