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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.


Santa Rita Union School District takes advantage of California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program

Santa Rita Union School District takes advantage of California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program

September 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Generate Capital and Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) have broken ground on a six-site solar PV and SmartStorage energy storage installation with the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, Calif. With project developer SolEd Benefit Corporation and construction company MBL Energy, Generate Capital willRead More

SMA hosting utility-scale solar, storage forum during SPI 2017

SMA hosting utility-scale solar, storage forum during SPI 2017

September 1, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Following large-scale storage forums in San Francisco and Kassel, Germany, as well as several smaller storage events worldwide, SMA will host another forum in Las Vegas during Solar Power International. The Utility-Scale Storage & PV Forum is geared toward solar professionals focused on utility-scale storage and solar, and will highlightRead More

Schneider Electric to supply back up power for Iron Edison batteries in new California solar project

Schneider Electric to supply back up power for Iron Edison batteries in new California solar project

August 31, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Iron Edison Battery Co., a Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron Phosphate battery system supplier for solar energy storage, selected Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, to supply back up power as part of a solar installation in California. This project utilizes Schneider’s Conext XW+ inverters inRead More

Case study: New solar, storage-powered air conditioning unit installed in Hawaii school

Case study: New solar, storage-powered air conditioning unit installed in Hawaii school

August 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Students at Hawaii’s Waialua High and Intermediate, on the island of O’ahu, are returning to school this year to solar PV and energy storage-powered air conditioned classrooms from project partners SimpliPhi Power, Ameresco Solar and Haleakala Solar. As part of the statewide Heat Abatement Program, schools in Hawaii can receiveRead More

RGS Energy now offering Sonnen battery storage options

RGS Energy now offering Sonnen battery storage options

August 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

RGS Energy and Sonnen, Inc., say they are immediately offering U.S. manufactured battery storage options to U.S. residential solar customers. “We believe battery storage provides great value for our residential solar customers,” said Chris Gorski, RGS Energy’s director of Special Projects. “We chose Sonnen because of the safety, stability andRead More

New IQ energy storage system from ElectrIQ now ETL-listed for UL 9540

New IQ energy storage system from ElectrIQ now ETL-listed for UL 9540

August 28, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

ElectrIQ Power is introducing a new home energy management system to handle solar + storage is now ETL-listed to UL 9540, CSA standards and meets National Electrical Code (NEC) 2017 listing requirements for residential and commercial use. IQ System components include a UL 1741/C22.2 #107.1, NEC 2017 solar substring optimizers, 8-kW split phaseRead More

Report: Energy storage would benefit more than 5 million commercial customers

Report: Energy storage would benefit more than 5 million commercial customers

August 24, 2017 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in 48 states, finding that more thanRead More

EnSync shares insight on Hawaii solar + storage market

EnSync shares insight on Hawaii solar + storage market

August 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

The Hawaii solar +storage market is its own unique beast. Hawaiian Electric Company, the state’s energy utility, faces many modern grid challenges. It has the largest proportion of renewable and distributed energy out of any other utility in the country. In 2016, 26 percent of customer’s electricity demand came from renewableRead More

Meet the Energy Storage Innovation and Champion award winners

Meet the Energy Storage Innovation and Champion award winners

August 11, 2017 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced the winners of this year’s ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards. The ESNA Innovation Awards were presented to three energy storage projects that demonstrated excellence and impact in two categories: Centralized StorageRead More

How to find the perfect solar + storage projects (start by looking at the rates)

How to find the perfect solar + storage projects (start by looking at the rates)

August 10, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

At the heart of a solar + storage system is a battery, but that heart can’t beat without its brain — the software layer telling it how to operate. For your customers, regardless of battery manufacturer, the software brain is driven by three possible value streams. Peak demand shaving. ThisRead More