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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.


Max Bögl Wind AG promotes water battery as a natural large-scale storage facility

Max Bögl Wind AG promotes water battery as a natural large-scale storage facility

August 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Max Bögl Wind AG will present its products with a globally unique natural storage technology at this year’s Energy Storage North America (ESNA) fair in San Diego. From August 8 to 10, the company will present its water battery at booth 629. With the water battery, Max Bögl Wind AGRead More

SMA leads discussion on utility-scale solar plus storage projects

SMA leads discussion on utility-scale solar plus storage projects

July 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA America recently hosted an exclusive forum to discuss utility-scale storage & PV solutions. The event, which took place in San Francisco during Intersolar, drew a great crowd, and SMA executives talked with customers about the current utility market, opportunities for storage and SMA’s large-scale storage solution. Guests from SiemensRead More

When is the solar-plus-storage era going to get here?

When is the solar-plus-storage era going to get here?

July 25, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

You know how when you can see mountains in the distance, and it looks like they are maybe only a mile or two away but really they are 100 miles away? This is our perception of solar-plus-storage — the most visible topic towering over the industry for the last fewRead More

On the Scene: 11 cool things we saw at Intersolar 2017

On the Scene: 11 cool things we saw at Intersolar 2017

July 18, 2017 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

Another Intersolar has come and gone, but the product innovations, large and small, are here to stay. At least until next Intersolar. If you missed the event, or didn’t have time to see all three floors, here are some products that stood out to us in the exhibit hall. 1.Read More

Delta debuts outdoor energy storage system cabinet at Intersolar

Delta debuts outdoor energy storage system cabinet at Intersolar

July 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Delta Group launched its Outdoor Energy Storage System (ESS) Cabinet at Intersolar North America, expanding its extensive line of energy storage solutions. Delta ESS Cabinet explained The Delta ESS Cabinet incorporates lithium-ion battery modules, a Battery Management System (BMS), and a built-in HVAC system for thermal management. Boasting a scalableRead More

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Massachusetts sets high bar for 2020 energy storage target

July 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Massachusetts has set a 200 megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage target to be achieved by Jan. 1, 2020. The target, set by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), builds upon Governor Charlie Baker’s Energy Storage Initiative (ESI), a $10 million commitment to analyze opportunities to support Commonwealth storage companies andRead More

Inverter manufacturer Tabuchi invests in ground-mount developer Nuance Energy

Inverter manufacturer Tabuchi invests in ground-mount developer Nuance Energy

June 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Nuance Energy, the manufacturer of the Osprey PowerPlatform and a developer of distributed ground-mount solar projects, today announced it has received a $3 million investment from Tabuchi Electric Co. LTD. The two companies already have a close working relationship. Nuance Energy, an early North American customer for Tabuchi, has installedRead More

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

APsystems: True three-phrase microinverters APsystems boasts an industry best-selling 3-phase solar microinverter and the industry’s first true 3-phase (phase-balanced & phase-monitored) unit, the YC1000-3. This model handles 208V or 277Y/480V grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, 95 percent peak efficiency and comes with ZigBee communication and integrated ground. AtRead More

Meet Smappee Plus: The latest advanced energy monitoring to enter the U.S. solar market

Meet Smappee Plus: The latest advanced energy monitoring to enter the U.S. solar market

June 22, 2017 at 8:13 am Comments are Disabled

Now entering the U.S. solar market, Smappee Plus is the latest innovation from Smappee’s burgeoning energy monitoring solutions which have seen widespread adoption across Europe since 2012. The product combines Smappee’s patented NILM (Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with submetering clamps to measure real-time energy use from appliances throughout a user’sRead More

Panasonic, Pika partner on DC-coupled solar smart battery

Panasonic, Pika partner on DC-coupled solar smart battery

June 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy, Inc. are partnering to offer a DC-coupled solar smart battery with industry-leading performance specifications. The Harbor 10P/15P will begin shipping in late 2017 and is available for pre-order today, the companies announced. The solar-ready Harbor Smart Battery combines Panasonic’s renownedRead More