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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.


SEPA poll: Nearly 75 percent of battery providers report regulatory barriers to market

SEPA poll: Nearly 75 percent of battery providers report regulatory barriers to market

April 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recently surveyed more than 1,500 industry professionals to publish the first power technology market gap analysis, 2019 Grid Integration Insights. The analysis covers solar, EV infrastructure, microgrids, DERMS, advanced inverters and battery storage technologies, and identifies the largest pain points with grid integration processesRead More

Florida Power and Light set to build world’s largest solar-powered battery system

Florida Power and Light set to build world’s largest solar-powered battery system

April 1, 2019 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Florida Power & Light Co. announced plans to build the world’s largest solar-powered battery system, which will have four times the capacity of the largest battery system in operation. This is part of the utility’s modernization plan to accelerate the retirement of two fossil fuel generation units. The future FPLRead More

Dynapower debuts its next-gen utility-scale energy storage inverters

Dynapower debuts its next-gen utility-scale energy storage inverters

April 1, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

Dynapower just introduced its next generation utility-scale energy storage inverters. The air-cooled CPS-1500 and CPS-3000 are available in both indoor and outdoor configurations, and work with all battery chemistries. Each feature a high-efficiency, three-level topology designed for both grid-tied and microgrid applications. The Gen 4 CPS inverters also feature Dynapower’sRead More

Morningstar’s Energy Storage Partner Program keeps growing, now includes specs for 12 battery providers

Morningstar’s Energy Storage Partner Program keeps growing, now includes specs for 12 battery providers

March 25, 2019 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

At one of the solar industry’s most respected events — the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners education conference — Morningstar Corp. announced that its Energy Storage Partner Program (ESP) has more than doubled in size since being introduced just last September. Morningstar launched the ESP program to makeRead More

Chint Power Systems is integrating Pason Power into its Energy Storage System for C&I solar installers

Chint Power Systems is integrating Pason Power into its Energy Storage System for C&I solar installers

March 21, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

Chint Power Systems (CPS) has chosen Pason Power’s software to be integrated into its Energy Storage System as the exclusive platform for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.  This integrated energy storage solution fosters a simplified, single-source procurement process for customers rather than having to rely on multiple vendors. Casey Miller,Read More

Riding the Wave: How Morningstar designed its software-first solar inverter for the lithium battery age

Riding the Wave: How Morningstar designed its software-first solar inverter for the lithium battery age

March 18, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Solar inverters have improved so much over the years that they are all starting to seem comparable in power and performance these days, but a new entry hitting the market from Morningstar stands out because it wasn’t being built for “these days.” For starters, Morningstar isn’t a solar inverter company.Read More

Details on Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm (just completed)

Details on Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm (just completed)

March 11, 2019 at 8:34 am 1 comment

Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm has completed construction and is nearing subscriber completion. The 7.1-MW Happy Hollow Community Solar + Storage Farm is built on a gravel pit in Winchendon, Mass., and includes a 3.3-MW energy storage system. The project is owned by SunRaise Investments, developed and constructedRead More

Shell acquires 100 percent stake in energy storage provider sonnen

Shell acquires 100 percent stake in energy storage provider sonnen

February 18, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Shell has agreed to acquire 100 percent of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. Shell establishedRead More

NEC completes energy storage system for Michigan’s Consumers Energy

NEC completes energy storage system for Michigan’s Consumers Energy

February 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

NEC Energy Solutions completed an energy storage system for Consumers Energy, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., which includes two independent 280 kW/340 kWh DSS energy storage systems and NEC’s proprietary AEROS controls software. The energy storage system will enable Consumers Energy to investigate how energy storage can be used toRead More

Michigan’s first commercial-scale solar + storage system up and running via Consumers Energy

Michigan’s first commercial-scale solar + storage system up and running via Consumers Energy

January 28, 2019 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Michigan’s first ever rooftop solar array and battery storage system debuted last week in the growing area of Grand Rapids. Nearly 1,800 solar panels atop the Bridge Street Market and adjoining buildings between Bridge and First Streets within the Circuit West district are accompanied nearby by a 500-kilowatt battery. “Today, thereRead More