Lithium-ion batteries dominate the energy storage market with their proven technology and continuously falling costs. Lithium-ion isn’t the only storage technology available, however: saltwater batteries are another option that has been around in some form for years now, and have the potential to impact the energy storage landscape in a big way in the coming years.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we take a look at how a few solar companies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, solar dominates New York’s latest renewable energy procurement, and Washington takes an important step to address the problem of solar panel recycling.Continue reading
Going solar can seem like a daunting and complicated process, but to simplify things, you can break it down into three main steps: deciding if solar is right for you, comparing real solar quotes, and ultimately making a smart decision. Here’s an easy framework to walk you through the process:Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we’re covering two topics in the broader energy industry with ties to solar: electricity generation trends in 2019 and new projections in New England for electric vehicle and electric heating adoption.Continue reading
Pika Energy is the U.S.-based manufacturer of the Pika Energy Island™ home energy management system. This includes powerful smart batteries, islanding inverters and solar optimizers in one. Notably, Pika Energy partners with Panasonic to produce the Harbor™ smart lithium-ion battery. The Harbor™ is designed to provide extended backup power and maximize your on-site solar energy use.
But how does Harbor Smart Battery measure up against all the other home energy storage options? Read on to learn more about the Pika Energy Harbor Smart Battery’s cost, technology, and warranty coverage.Continue reading
In 2019, Generac acquired battery manufacturer Pika Energy, and has since integrated their technology into the launch of their own Generac-branded home storage solution: the Generac PWRcell. Having long been a leader in the backup power space, Generac is now moving into clean energy and energy storage, with the PWRcell line of batteries at the forefront of their new product fleet.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we’ve got some local stories from our home in the Northeast: a strong endorsement of solar in Portland, Maine, and a roundup of the Solar & Energy Storage Northeast conference.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Californian tech company Ubiquitous Energy installs their new solar window technology for the first time, and the Department of Energy announces new funding for solar technology research.Continue reading
Back in 2015, automaker Tesla Motors set its sights on the home energy storage market and announced the launch of its home battery product, the Tesla Powerwall.
In the past, Tesla Motors has been praised for making high-quality electric vehicles, as well as for their ability to reimagine and successfully rebrand existing technologies. In fact, while Tesla’s automobiles revitalized the 21st-century electric vehicle market, the first electric cars were invented more than a hundred years earlier.
Tesla’s rebranding of residential-use batteries is in line with their legacy of reimagining existing products. Tesla’s battery may represent the first time in history that everyday homeowners are truly excited about the potential of storing energy at their home. The Powerwall, combined with the exciting Tesla Solar Roof, are both potential cornerstones of Elon Musk’s sustainable energy vision for the future.Continue reading