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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.


Vivint Solar, Mercedes-Benz ink exclusive deal to promote home solar+storage system in U.S.

Vivint Solar, Mercedes-Benz ink exclusive deal to promote home solar+storage system in U.S.

May 18, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar announced exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar’s expertise inRead More

Power-Blox explains how it uses ‘swarm power’ to create intelligent autonomous energy grids

Power-Blox explains how it uses ‘swarm power’ to create intelligent autonomous energy grids

May 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

The ‘Plug and Power’ technology behind Power-Blox enables anyone, anywhere in the world, to create an autonomous, decentralized, Swarm Grid to power schools, hospitals or an entire village without any management, configuration or maintenance, so says the Swiss startup. Power-Blox does this by “mimicking complex systems in nature” using aRead More

Meet the new solar+storage home energy platform from Empower Micro Systems

Meet the new solar+storage home energy platform from Empower Micro Systems

May 17, 2017 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Empower Micro Systems Inc. (Empower), a power electronics technology provider for smart home energy systems, launched its next-generation Genesys 8K modular smart home energy platform designed specifically for residential solar, energy storage, and unified solar + energy storage installations. Empower is licensing this patented technology and turn key product designs toRead More

CPUC relaunches Self-Generation Incentive Program with big focus on energy storage

CPUC relaunches Self-Generation Incentive Program with big focus on energy storage

May 15, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced that the state’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) successfully relaunched on May 1, 2017, amid heavy customer demand for program incentives, particularly for energy storage projects. A total of $50 million was awarded in the first incentive step to projects that include storage pairedRead More

New solar+storage partnership coming from PetersenDean Roofing, Sunverge

New solar+storage partnership coming from PetersenDean Roofing, Sunverge

May 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Leading energy storage developer Sunverge Energy and national solar installer PetersenDean Roofing & Solar are partnering to provide energy storage systems to homeowners in California. The partnership helps meet two important goals for PetersenDean, which installs about 2,000 rooftop solar systems each month nationally: Providing PetersenDean customers with intelligently managedRead More

On the scene: New solar installation products we saw at the California Solar Power Expo

On the scene: New solar installation products we saw at the California Solar Power Expo

May 9, 2017 at 7:41 am Comments are Disabled

We attended the California Solar Expo in San Diego last week. Here’s a rundown of some of the notable new solar products we spotted around the trade show floor. S-5! is known for its rigorous testing and compliance standards for mounting solar on standing seam metal roofs. Its latest updateRead More

California Senate Panel approves energy storage bill

California Senate Panel approves energy storage bill

April 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved a bill this week that would empower consumers to take part in California’s clean energy future. SB 700, the Energy Storage Initiative, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would create a marketplace for local energy storage to bring down prices andRead More

Sungrow debuts new turnkey energy storage system for North America

Sungrow debuts new turnkey energy storage system for North America

April 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system solution at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. Committed toward the development and manufacturing of Energy Storage System Solutions, Sungrow’s ESS lineup is tailored to help solve the challengeRead More

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

April 25, 2017 at 7:42 am Comments are Disabled

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2017. Smart Grid Venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporateRead More

LG Chem debuts residential battery system in the U.S.

LG Chem debuts residential battery system in the U.S.

April 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

LG Chem Ltd., a global leader in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of award-winning residential battery systems in the North American market. Battery details LG Chem’s North American residential battery range offers AC- and DC-coupled solutions with capacities up to 9.8 kilowattRead More