Energy Storage

Humless adds super cool electricity management function to its energy storage system

Humless adds super cool electricity management function to its energy storage system

April 15, 2020 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

When the grid shuts down, appliances fight for attention from the power grid. Integrating these different vendor appliances is critical for efficient use of an energy storage system. Interoperability is the ability of two or more systems to interact with each other, so the technical interfaces of each system areRead More

Virtual, no-touch sales and marketing plan for solar installation companies

Virtual, no-touch sales and marketing plan for solar installation companies

April 13, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Residential solar sales have been hurt by coronavirus concerns — but customer interest and demand for home energy independence is higher than ever. Russ Minick, chief marketing officer of Generac, explains how solar companies can combine digital and streaming marketing with a virtual, touchless sales approach to sell solar +Read More

Watch: Common home energy backup mistakes and misconceptions

Watch: Common home energy backup mistakes and misconceptions

April 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

When a homeowner is interested in “back-up,” what are they specifically in search of? Whole home backup for days at a time? Intermittent help on critical loads? Do they even know? Russ Minick, chief marketing officer for Generac, points to what he sees as the most common mistakes and misconceptionsRead More

Watch: Creating an all-in home solar, battery storage and generator system with Generac

Watch: Creating an all-in home solar, battery storage and generator system with Generac

April 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

We are just at the start of an all-in home energy solution revolution – a combo of solar, battery storage and generator power. OK, so this has been a cobbled together solution off-grid for decades now, but big brands are putting their ingenuity and marketing muscle behind full systems thatRead More

CalChoice selects esVolta for 60 MWh energy storage project

CalChoice selects esVolta for 60 MWh energy storage project

April 8, 2020 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

esVolta, a developer and owner of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America, has been selected to deliver a new Lithium-ion battery energy storage system for California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), a hybrid joint powers authority made up of five operational community choice aggregations (CCAs) in the cities of Lancaster,Read More

Discussing generator backup vs. energy storage backup with Generac

Discussing generator backup vs. energy storage backup with Generac

April 8, 2020 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Apologies for the recording hiccup in this, but the quarantine isn’t time to panic, it is time to prep! And today we do that with Russ Minick, chief marketing officer for Generac Power Systems. Russ dives into the pros and cons of generators, the pros and cons of energy storageRead More

What will make green energy sharing a reality this decade?

What will make green energy sharing a reality this decade?

April 8, 2020 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar energy is becoming increasingly more prevalent in our society as we look for more sustainable forms of energy. However, change has been slow: Focused on the short-term, consumers simply don’t see the long-term advantages of switching to green solutions. Could peer-to-peer energy sharing finally change the tide in favorRead More

Solar Distancing: The value of solar + storage system monitoring

Solar Distancing: The value of solar + storage system monitoring

April 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar + storage systems aren’t set it and forget it. Or, they shouldn’t be at least. Homeowners and installers can utilize monitoring systems to better understand their energy usage, keep watch of their system ROI / performance and catch any potential issues before they become big problems. John Webber (#WorldWideWebber),Read More

Solar Distancing: Choosing among your solar + storage battery options

Solar Distancing: Choosing among your solar + storage battery options

April 2, 2020 at 6:22 pm Comments are Disabled

You know you want solar + energy storage, but there are a bunch of battery options to choose from — varying in performance, price and fit for the application. Jorge Guzman, energy storage product specialist for Outback Power, walks us through the questions to ask, and explains the differences inRead More

Good news: Maryland just made it easier to interconnect solar and storage to the grid

Good news: Maryland just made it easier to interconnect solar and storage to the grid

April 2, 2020 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

The Maryland Public Service Commission adopted updated rules this week for connecting distributed energy resources (such as solar and energy storage systems) to the electric grid. The updated rules will improve the efficiency of the interconnection process for customers and utilities, increase grid transparency, and enable a clearer pathway forRead More