Post Tagged with: "Generac"

Solar + Whatever: How to provide home energy resilience (and keep a customer’s damn lights on)

Solar + Whatever: How to provide home energy resilience (and keep a customer’s damn lights on)

August 24, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

It only takes one hurricane, tornado or wildfire for the value of a resilient home energy system to sink in. Add to such increasing natural disasters the unpopular new utility practice in California of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) — a preemptive shut down of swaths of the grid toRead More

BayWa r.e. adds Generac PWRcell battery system to distribution network

BayWa r.e. adds Generac PWRcell battery system to distribution network

August 18, 2020 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC partnered with Generac Power Systems, adding its advanced PWRcell battery system and integrated energy storage ecosystem components to its distribution line card for its nationwide network of residential solar contractors. Generac’s new system holds the promise of providing whole-home backup with just solar and storage. AsRead More

Momentum Solar aligns with Generac to deploy solar + storage with whole home backup

Momentum Solar aligns with Generac to deploy solar + storage with whole home backup

August 17, 2020 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Momentum Solar, the largest privately-owned residential solar installer in the United States, forged a strategic relationship with Generac Power Systems to deploy its new solar + storage technology solutions to homeowners for seeking whole home clean back-up power. Here’s that news again if you missed it. Momentum CEO Arthur SouritzidisRead More

Whoa: Generac now offering whole-home solar backup power (with no separate loads panel)

Whoa: Generac now offering whole-home solar backup power (with no separate loads panel)

August 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

When Generac Power Systems acquired Pika Energy last year, it was only a matter of time before the company promoted / built the solar + storage market as it did the home backup generator market. Looks like that time is now: Generac is rolling out new capabilities to its PWRcellRead More

Citadel Roofing & Solar opens new office, adds generator services

Citadel Roofing & Solar opens new office, adds generator services

July 21, 2020 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Citadel Roofing & Solar is growing both its service territory and service offering, having opened an office in Fresno, Calif., to meet the growing demand for solar + storage from Central Valley homeowners and homebuilders, and by adding home generators for residential power outage protection. “Solar energy has of courseRead More

Residential Storage Buyer’s Guide 2020

Residential Storage Buyer’s Guide 2020

July 7, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Residential storage is a fledgling, exciting space right now for solar installers looking to diversify their services or expand. 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.Read More

Meet PWRzone: Generac’s solution for simplifying, optimizing solar PV installations

Meet PWRzone: Generac’s solution for simplifying, optimizing solar PV installations

June 29, 2020 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

Something we touched on in our Solar Distancing series with Generac Power Systems is now being rolled out: PWRzone. Here is that initial discussion: Generac is calling PWRzone a total system innovation that is a more efficient approach to PV system design and optimization, using fewer complex components than moduleRead More

Solar Distancing: Sizing a storage system based on an energy bill

Solar Distancing: Sizing a storage system based on an energy bill

April 23, 2020 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Sizing out a PV system is somewhat simple. Sizing the storage element to pair with it is much more nuanced and complex depending on whether the battery is just for backup (and how much back up) or for daily cycling (or both!) and what the ROI would be based onRead More

Watch: Generac explains its Power Zoning solar PV approach

Watch: Generac explains its Power Zoning solar PV approach

April 22, 2020 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

What is Power Zoning? Your guess is as good as ours, so we asked Jeff McAndrew, director of sales, for clean energy solutions at Generac to tell us. This concept, coming soon from the Generac Clean Energy team, is their approach to solar PV optimization and shade mitigation using fewerRead More

Watch: What is round-trip efficiency?

Watch: What is round-trip efficiency?

April 21, 2020 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

The performance of a solar + storage system is tied to the round-trip efficiency of the entire system — how many electrons are captured and then lost along the journey from the sun to the batteries to the outlets of a home? The efficiency of that system can vary dependingRead More