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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.


Solar-plus-storage microgrid now live at Panasonic’s Denver operations hub

Solar-plus-storage microgrid now live at Panasonic’s Denver operations hub

April 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Younicos has commissioned a 1 MW / 2 MWh lithium-ion battery system in partnership with Panasonic and Xcel Energy. The news was announced at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference, which offered two delegate group tours of the multi-resource microgrid. The system is located at Peña Station NEXT, aRead More

Several ‘firsts’ achieved in this New York City apartment microgrid project

Several ‘firsts’ achieved in this New York City apartment microgrid project

April 19, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Construction work has begun on Demand Energy‘s renewable-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned by L+M Development Partners. This will be the first lithium-ion battery-based microgrid in the city. Firsts! The project achieves several significant milestones for New York City’s power grid:Read More

SMA system selected for pilot storage program at NREL facility

SMA system selected for pilot storage program at NREL facility

April 19, 2017 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will utilize SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Using the proven RESolve energy storage system, the project will testRead More

Eos Aurora DC Battery System under new, lower pricing model

Eos Aurora DC Battery System under new, lower pricing model

April 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Eos Energy Storage is moving its Eos Aurora DC Battery System to a forward-pricing model. The company is taking orders today for volume purchases at a price of $160 per usable kWh for shipment in 2017 and $95 per usable kWh for shipment in 2022. Eos says it is theRead More

Top 5 battery installation issues for solar installers

Top 5 battery installation issues for solar installers

April 17, 2017 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

With the right installation, battery banks can provide reliable power for years. In this article, you’ll discover how to avoid costly, hard-to-diagnose battery installation mistakes, and you’ll learn a holistic approach that prevents costly errors long before installation. 1. Not Starting with Efficiency Each additional kWh of energy demand requiresRead More

Details on new residential solar+storage system from Adara Power

Details on new residential solar+storage system from Adara Power

April 17, 2017 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Adara Power is launching its second-generation energy storage system, the Adara Pulse, an intelligent residential energy storage solution driven by Adara’s iC3 Smart Controls technology that’s stackable to 20 kWh. The Adara Pulse can be ordered now to take advantage of the California Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), a ratepayer-funded rebateRead More

Here’s the price of residential solar-plus-storage systems, according to DOE research

Here’s the price of residential solar-plus-storage systems, according to DOE research

March 30, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Declining costs in customer-side energy storage products have opened the door for batteries to improve the value and flexibility of residential PV systems while falling costs in PV technologies have been driving the growing adoption of combined PV and storage solutions. However, gaps remain in developing an in-depth understanding ofRead More

Horizon Solar goes with Ice Energy storage system on cultural center install

Horizon Solar goes with Ice Energy storage system on cultural center install

March 30, 2017 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Palm Springs Cultural Center in California’s Coachella Valley is the proud new owner of a solar-plus-storage system, installed by Horizon Solar Power. What’s neat about this project is its incorporation of Ice Energy’s Ice Bear 30s as the storage / HVAC system. The solar-plus-storage system comprises 73.6 kW ofRead More

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

March 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

You don’t need to install a battery (yet) to give solar customers a next-gen solar-plus-storage system. Your customer wants reassurance Solar-plus-storage is finally ready for mainstream adoption, thanks to technology enhancements in DC-coupled inverters and continued cost reductions in smart battery technology. Batteries with grid-tied PV will soon be theRead More

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

March 17, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Electronics manufacturing services provider MC Assembly is working with Maine-based Pika Energy to manufacture components of the company’s solar inverter product lines. Pika Energy selected MC Assembly in 2016, seeking a New England-based manufacturing partner to meet the company’s increasing production needs.   “We looked to MC Assembly when weRead More