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Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, joins us again to discuss what to do with batteries when they have reached end of life. Can you recycle them? Which kinds? And how do you go about doing that? Solar Distancing archive Episode 4: Battery charging and monitoringRead More

Solar Distancing, ep. 3: How to size a battery bank for your solar PV system

Solar Distancing, ep. 3: How to size a battery bank for your solar PV system

March 25, 2020 at 9:08 am 0 comments

We chat with Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, about why sizing your home’s energy storage system properly is important, and then we get a quick lesson on how to size a system correctly. Solar Distancing archive Episode 2: What should solar installers work on duringRead More

Wood Mackenzie: Why the next decade will be huge for off-grid solar energy globally

Wood Mackenzie: Why the next decade will be huge for off-grid solar energy globally

March 12, 2020 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

Approximately $2.1 billion in cumulative disclosed corporate-level investment was deployed into off-grid energy access markets between 2010 and 2019. An estimated 420 million people now use standalone off-grid solar and another 47 million people rely on mini-grids for access to electricity. While investments in energy access have rapidly accelerated sinceRead More

Wanna drop lead-acid? Everything you need to know to replace a lead-acid battery bank with LFP batteries

Wanna drop lead-acid? Everything you need to know to replace a lead-acid battery bank with LFP batteries

January 6, 2020 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

For homeowners who live off-grid, prepping for winter weather and months with lower solar production means ensuring that their solar+energy storage system is able to produce enough power to endure long, cold nights and periods of inclement weather. Most off-grid systems rely on flooded lead acid (FLA) batteries to provideRead More

Morningstar’s Energy Storage Partner Program keeps growing, now includes specs for 12 battery providers

Morningstar’s Energy Storage Partner Program keeps growing, now includes specs for 12 battery providers

March 25, 2019 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

At one of the solar industry’s most respected events — the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners education conference — Morningstar Corp. announced that its Energy Storage Partner Program (ESP) has more than doubled in size since being introduced just last September. Morningstar launched the ESP program to makeRead More

Riding the Wave: How Morningstar designed its software-first solar inverter for the lithium battery age

Riding the Wave: How Morningstar designed its software-first solar inverter for the lithium battery age

March 18, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Solar inverters have improved so much over the years that they are all starting to seem comparable in power and performance these days, but a new entry hitting the market from Morningstar stands out because it wasn’t being built for “these days.” For starters, Morningstar isn’t a solar inverter company.Read More

Details on CyboEnergy’s new line of AC-assisted off-grid inverters

Details on CyboEnergy’s new line of AC-assisted off-grid inverters

September 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

CyboEnergy a developed a family of AC-assisted off-grid CyboInverters that can run almost any kind of AC loads including air-conditioners, refrigerators, EV chargers, pumps, motors, appliances, lights, fans, TV, computers, etc., without batteries. Let’s look at how. CyboEnergy CEO George Cheng said this product allows a “battery-less off-grid solar systemRead More

WATCH: ‘Solar Frontiers’ explores global discussions of climate change

WATCH: ‘Solar Frontiers’ explores global discussions of climate change

December 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

As global leaders meet to discuss the future of climate change at COP21, Economist Films has released its latest documentary film “Solar Frontiers,” which is about the people and projects pushing the frontiers of solar power around the world. Solar Frontiers is the third episode in the “Global Compass” series of mini-documentaries,Read More

OutBack Power’s battery-based inverters earn HECO approval

OutBack Power’s battery-based inverters earn HECO approval

June 5, 2015 at 11:45 am 1 comment

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, announced that the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has approved its Radian, FX and FXR multimode inverter/chargers for transient overvoltage self-certification (TrOV-2). OutBack’s products are the first battery-backed inverters to qualify for HECO’s stringent “ultra-fast trip”Read More