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The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Looking back at 2019, if I had to pick a pun moniker for the solar industry (and I do), it wasn’t so much a ‘solar-coaster’ as it was a ‘solar derby.’ Established companies, technologies and ideas were all bashing into each other, forming alliances and finding other competitive edges toRead More

Blue Planet Energy offering $500 rebate on its battery system in response to California power shutoffs

Blue Planet Energy offering $500 rebate on its battery system in response to California power shutoffs

December 17, 2019 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Planet Energy has responded to California’s energy crisis, spurred by recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events, with a sales incentive for battery backup systems for home and business owners. Fire-safe Blue Ion 2.0 batteries from Blue Planet Energy enable power from different generation sources, like solarRead More

New York State to build a large energy facility instead of a previously planned fossil fuel plant

New York State to build a large energy facility instead of a previously planned fossil fuel plant

December 16, 2019 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority signed a contract with Lincoln Park DG LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GlidePath Power Solutions (GlidePath), to build a 20-megawatt storage project in the Town of Ulster, replacing previously planned projects that would have used fossil fuels to generate power forRead More

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