Energy Storage

Generac’s PWRcell residential storage solution is now ready to order

Generac’s PWRcell residential storage solution is now ready to order

December 9, 2019 at 3:18 pm 3 comments

Generac Power Systems announced that it’s highly anticipated battery storage system and home energy management solution is now available to order by its distribution partners and dealers. Units will begin shipping immediately. If you missed it, here’s our in-depth feature on the company’s strategy for growing this segment. “We’re proudRead More

The power shutoff sales pitch: A plan for solar installers selling storage in California’s PSPS zones

The power shutoff sales pitch: A plan for solar installers selling storage in California’s PSPS zones

December 9, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

  The wildfires and resulting (and ongoing) public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) are leaving thousands of Californians without power and searching for answers. As a solar installer, you are in a prime spot to provide some of those answers in the form of backup storage. “Solar system owners in CaliforniaRead More

Energy Toolbase adds residential solar + storage modeling with SolarEdge StorEdge implementation

Energy Toolbase adds residential solar + storage modeling with SolarEdge StorEdge implementation

December 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge’s StorEdge inverter is now incorporated into the Energy Toolbase platform. This means Toolbase users can run residential storage dispatch simulations and savings analysis that are representative of how StorEdge, coupled with an LG RESU10H battery, would operate in the field. “StorEdge is the first publicly available, residential storage integration toRead More

Vivint Solar promotes new PPA rate for residential solar + storage in California

Vivint Solar promotes new PPA rate for residential solar + storage in California

December 3, 2019 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Full-service residential solar provider Vivint Solar has a new power purchase agreement (PPA) option that includes one simple rate for both solar and battery storage in California. Vivint Solar’s new solar + storage PPA option comes on the heels of recent wildfires and power blackouts throughout California. PPAs are contracts inRead More

Storm Season is Here: Energy Storage Can Help You Prepare

Storm Season is Here: Energy Storage Can Help You Prepare

November 27, 2019 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

In Southern and Eastern parts of the U.S., late summer and fall not only signals the start of college football; it also marks the beginning of storm season. Homeowners in these regions are no strangers to preparing for storms, from trimming tree branches that are too close to windows toRead More

ABB, Humless are driving around to demonstrate their all-in-one energy storage system

ABB, Humless are driving around to demonstrate their all-in-one energy storage system

November 22, 2019 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ABB and Humless are taking to the road to demonstrate the new Universal 10/4 Residential Storage System. Powered by Humless’ groundbreaking 48V Universal Energy Management (UEM) and ABB’s UNO-DM-TL-PLUS-Q line of residential inverters, the demo truck will visit CED Greentech and other locations in multiple states during coming weeks. TheRead More

Home standby generator giant Generac details its plans to establish the residential storage market

Home standby generator giant Generac details its plans to establish the residential storage market

November 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 1 comment

The residential solar + storage market is still more buzz than business as we finish out 2019, but Generac, the largest brand in the home standby generator space, has plans to single-handedly change that going into 2020. I don’t think that’s an overstatement, either. There is momentum in residential solarRead More

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

November 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunverge, a provider of an industry-leading Distributed Energy Resource (DER) control and aggregation platform, is fully integrating its Sunverge Energy Platform and Infinity intelligent edge controller with the residential Energy Storage System (ESS) from LG Electronics. All of Sunverge’s advanced platform features are now supported and running with the LG ESSRead More

California Energy Commission certifies NeoVolta energy storage system and its LFP battery

California Energy Commission certifies NeoVolta energy storage system and its LFP battery

November 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

The NeoVolta NV14 has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as a certified energy storage system. To achieve the certification, the NV14 residential energy storage system had to meet or exceed a series of safety and performance standards. The CEC added energy storage systems to its Solar EquipmentRead More

The allure of energy storage in today’s wildfire-ravaged climate

The allure of energy storage in today’s wildfire-ravaged climate

November 13, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Part IV of Solar Builder’s excellent Countdown to 2020 series about California’s new home solar mandate included this statement: “Speakers at the California Solar Power Expo… expect homebuilders to skip solar-only systems to comply with the Title 24 mandate and go straight to solar + storage systems.” Is that expectationRead More