News Category: Solar batteries storage
What solar incentives are available in your part of California in 2020 and how much will they save you?
April 14, 2020
It is very difficult to search for solar incentives because there are many solar and energy efficiency incentives in CA for which your home would not be eligible. As such, we built this simple California solar incentives calculator that shows only th...
Tesla Powerwall: Everything you need to know
October 22, 2019
Tesla’s Powerwall allows homeowners to increase their energy independence and save on their electric bills.
A breakdown of California’s SGIP battery rebate
September 26, 2019
SGIP, California’s battery storage rebate program, is now available to residential and commercial properties looking to install batteries to reduce their reliance on the grid.
Do I Need a Solar Charge Controller for My Solar Array?
April 04, 2019
Solar charge controllers are primarily used in off-grid solar systems. If you’re planning on installing solar in a remote location like an off-grid cabin, or in a mobile setting like on a motorhome or over-landing vehicle, you’ll likely need a solar...
Do you want fries with that…..should you add solar batteries when buying solar?
January 23, 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?
What are the pros and cons of off-grid solar battery solutions
November 28, 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?
10 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill
July 09, 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...
What are the pros and cons of straight grid tied solar vs solar with battery storage?
July 08, 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.
How long do lithium ion batteries last?
April 11, 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...
Is the Tesla Powerwall home battery worth it with the new time-based controls?
March 12, 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?
How will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs
January 24, 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?
December 18, 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.