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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.


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

Who really won the Super Bowl? In Hawaii, it was SimpliPhi Power Batteries

Who really won the Super Bowl? In Hawaii, it was SimpliPhi Power Batteries

February 9, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Before either team would score their first points during the historic Super Bowl LI, Hawaiian Electric ratepayers living in Kaneohe and elsewhere on the island of O’ahu lost power. Not once, but twice. “When you have people over to watch the game, each time it takes the cable box 15Read More

New Sunverge Infinity platform is missing link between DERs, utilities

New Sunverge Infinity platform is missing link between DERs, utilities

February 6, 2017 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Sunverge Energy launched Sunverge Infinity, an energy management platform that works with third-party energy storage systems. The Sunverge Infinity unit works with a range of battery storage and inverter products from various vendors, enabling utilities, electric retailers and solar companies to use Sunverge’s cloud-based software platform to connect and manageRead More

Meet Ideal Power’s new power conversion system: Stabiliti

Meet Ideal Power’s new power conversion system: Stabiliti

February 1, 2017 at 9:07 am 1 comment

Ideal Power Inc. always has something innovative up its sleeve. We’ve dove into some of its cool concepts before (like this one). The latest from the power conversion company is the Stabiliti Series — a versatile, grid resilient 30-kW advanced power conversion system (PCS). The Stabiliti Series will replace IdealRead More

Green Solar Technologies, Generac partner on solar power, backup generator package

Green Solar Technologies, Generac partner on solar power, backup generator package

January 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Green Solar Technologies, a solar installation company, is looking to differentiate its business offering a bit by partnering with Generac Power Systems, maker of natural gas-powered generators that are designed to work with residential solar systems. The deal will allow the two companies to join forces to provide customers withRead More