Author Archives: Ananyaa Mehra

About Ananyaa Mehra

Ananyaa Mehra is a rising junior at Tufts University pursuing a bachelors of science in Environmental Studies as well as a minor in entrepreneurship. On campus, she is involved with the Energy club, sustainability council, and helps plan the annual Tufts Energy Conference. She is passionate about and has expertise in electrification, renewable energy, and green technology, with a focus on policy and equity. In her free time, she loves spending time in the ocean, trying new coffee shops, and traveling.

fortress battery review

The Fortress Power battery complete review

Founded in 2016, Fortress Power is a Southampton based manufacturer of lithium ion solar batteries, offering both businesses and homeowners safe, reliable and sustainable energy storage solutions. Their storage solutions support multiple applications, are easy to install, and are competitively priced, with customer satisfaction as the company’s core value. Fortress Power offers four home battery products: the eVault 18.5, the eVault Max 18.5, the eFlex 5.4  and the LPF-5K-48V. In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about their various offerings. 

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ChargePoint Home Flex review

The ChargePoint Home Flex EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! Global EV sales doubled in 2021 from the previous year to a new record of 6.6 million, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2022 Report. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV at home, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!). 

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history of evs

The history of electric vehicles: from then to now 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are no new discovery: in fact, the technology for these cars has been around for over 100 years! Early discoveries such as the battery and the electric motor eventually culminated in the creation of the EV, making it the vehicle of choice in the early 1900s. In fact, the technology for these cars existed before the gasoline powered vehicles we see flooding roads today. So, when and why did their popularity decline? And why are EVs suddenly so popular again?

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VillaGrid warranty review

We read Villara’s battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll review the warranty of a newer battery manufacturer in the solar industry: Villara Energy Systems. Villara launched the Industry’s first lithium titanate (LTO) battery, the VillaGrid

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VillaGrid review

The VillaGrid complete review

Villara Energy Systems, located near Sacramento, California, is part of the Villara family of companies (established in 1947), which has been installing home energy equipment (including solar, batteries, and generators) for about 20 years. In 2021, it launched the VillaGrid, the only 20-year home battery currently available on the market. The VillaGrid is the industry’s first lithium titanate (LTO) home battery, with power, safety, and longevity as the core of its purpose. With its long warranty and extended battery life, coupled with the ability to work in extreme weather conditions, it’s a great option if you’re considering installing a home storage system. 

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LA Solar Group warranty review

We read LA Solar Group’s warranty so you don’t have to

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar equipment manufacturers–and talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included–and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we break down the warranty of LA Solar Group (LASG), a solar installation company that began manufacturing its own solar panels. 

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LONGi warranty review

We read LONGi’s warranty so you don’t have to

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar equipment manufacturers–and talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included–and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll review the warranty of one of the most bankable companies manufacturing solar panels for homes: LONGi

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