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lectron v-box home ev charger review

The Lectron V-BOX home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! According to McKinsey, if EV sales continue on their current trajectory, they’re likely to account for over half of U.S. passenger vehicle sales by 2030. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

Lectron is one of the leaders in the home EV charging space with several affordable models of EV chargers that you can install in your home. In this article, we’ll cover the V-BOX 40 and 48 Amp (A) chargers, the newest chargers in Lectron’s lineup. There are other Lectron chargers which we’ll mention briefly as well.

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wallbox pulsar pro home ev charger review

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! U.S. EV sales grew 76% year over year in Q1 2022 to make up 5.2% of automotive sales, according to Kelley Blue Book. 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!) 

Wallbox is a leader in EV charging, with advanced EV charging and energy management systems for homes and commercial spaces. They’re focused on innovative solutions so you can power your EV chargers with solar systems and manage charging to make it the most effective and economically efficient. In this article, we’ll focus on the Pulsar Plus EV charger, which you can use both at home or on the go. 

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HomeGrid Q&A

Q&A with HomeGrid

Are you interested in installing a solar-plus-storage system? Do you like legos? These two questions might not sound related, but when it comes to HomeGrid’s energy storage system, they’re both quite relevant! HomeGrid is a relatively new battery company known for their stackable batteries akin to massive legos. We sat down with HomeGrid’s team to learn more about their company, the products they offer, and their advice for those shopping for storage.

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Tesla Wall Connector

The Tesla Wall Connector home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! And while there are many more options, Tesla still dominates EV sales with 75 percent of the market share. Having a charger at home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your Tesla while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

The Tesla Wall Connector is the only Tesla-specific home EV charger for charging your Model 3, Model S, Model X, or Model Y (though you can use other home EV chargers with an adapter). In this article, we’ll cover the Tesla Wall Connector’s features – including price, charging speed, pros and cons, and more – so you can decide if you want a Tesla Wall Connector to charge your Tesla at home.

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sonnen battery warranty review

We read sonnen’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 break down the warranty of one of the biggest names in energy storage: sonnen.

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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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mitsubishi heat pump review

Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps complete review

Air source heat pumps are much more efficient than most heating and cooling options – and they provide both in one system! If your current HVAC system is aging, you may be able to switch to air source heat pumps for higher efficiency, lower overall utility bills, and, depending on where you live, some extra savings through rebates and incentives. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can heat and cool your home using the sun!) 

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Duracell battery warranty review

We read Duracell’s Home Ecosystem 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 one of the first names that likely comes to mind when you think of batteries: Duracell.

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KOHLER battery warranty review

We read Kohler’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 review the battery warranty of a household name in American manufacturing: Kohler.

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KOHLER Power Reserve review

The KOHLER Power Reserve complete review

Kohler is a well-known and respected name across multiple industries, from sinks and toilets to engines and generators. Founded in 1873 in Wisconsin, Kohler has been producing generators since the 1920s. Just about 100 years later, they entered the residential energy storage market with the KOHLER Power Reserve battery line, released in May of 2021. The Power Reserve is an energy storage system available in both AC- and DC-coupling models and comes in a range of sizes so you can customize it to fit your home’s energy needs.

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