News Category: Solar batteries storage
23 Jan 2019
For rooftop solar system owners using solar batteries to free ourselves from the utility company sounds like heaven but is it a smart investment to add solar batteries to your home solar power system when net metering does the same job economically?
28 Nov 2018
Battery solutions like the Tesla Powerwall 2 make living off-grid easier than ever. Living independently sounds great — but how much does it cost?
09 Jul 2018
Are your energy expenses so high that they're affecting your budget? While it's true converting to green energy systems, like solar or wind power, make a big difference, there are plenty of small ways to save using simple, actionable measures via lif...
08 Jul 2018
Examine the differences between a grid-tied solar system and a home solar system with battery storage (these can be either hybrid or off-grid systems). See the pros and cons of each type of solar power set up and which is best for you.
11 Apr 2018
Lithium-ion batteries aren’t just powering your cell phone and laptop anymore, they’ve gotten bigger and more powerful and now they’re powering cars, homes, and even the electric grid. They’re becoming increasingly less expensive and the technology b...
12 Mar 2018
When all is said and done Powerwall 2 is hands down the best solar battery and energy storage solution available in the US market in 2018. But does this make it a good investment?
24 Jan 2018
The short answer is that they won’t. Here’s why the newly implemented solar tariffs will have minimal effect on the cost of residential solar panel installation in the United States in 2018 and 2019.
California's latest self-generation incentive program gets off to a flying start, but does it make battery storage economic?
18 Dec 2017
"Behind the utility meter,” battery-based energy storage systems, California's latest Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) got off to a flying start in May.
15 Nov 2017
The most common types of solar energy systems for homes are grid-connected, grid-connected with energy storage (also called hybrid solar), off-grid (also called stand-alone), and DC systems.
28 Sep 2017
The most common batteries used for solar electrical storage were deep-cycle lead-acid batteries. However, in recent years lithium-ion batteries like those used in everything from cell phones to power tools have caught up and Lazard reported that they...
What is the Tesla Powerwall, how much does it cost and is it worth it when net metering still exists?
31 May 2017
If you forget for a moment the existence of net metering laws (which economically does the same thing as battery storage does physically) the major issue with solar is that the sun doesn't shine at night...