Totem Power solar+storage+communication platform recognized by Fast Company

Totem Power has been recognized as a finalist for the inaugural World Changing Ideas Awards, a program launched by Fast Company to honor businesses, policies, projects and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. Totem announced its solar+storage+communication structures last November. Totem’s smart city platform was named a finalist in the Energy category, alongside 11

OutBack Power Energy roadshow rolls into NABCEP

OutBack Power Technologies will bring the Energy Express, its energy storage-focused roadshow to the 2017 NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Continuing Education Conference. The Energy Express van will showcase several energy solutions to help solar installers grow their businesses, including OutBack Power’s ProHarvest line and the ICS Plus. The equipment on display at

Competing for the residential battery space: Who will win over homeowners?

By Erin Vaughan, Modernize Experts have long argued that the real issue with solar panels isn’t generating energy—improvements in solar cell design and materials have allowed developers to design cells with efficiencies of nearly 40%. The real hurdle that keeps solar from competing with conventional fuel sources is our inability to do much with the

New York City looks to backup communities with solar+storage

Solar 1 released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for solar and storage companies capable of implementing backup systems for community facilities in neighborhoods impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program will cover 100% of the cost of deploying resilient solar+storage systems at up to 17

Adara Power assists solar installers and homeowners with SGIP reservation

The California Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is a ratepayer-funded rebate program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and available to retail electric and gas customers of the major California investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, LADWP, & SDGE). The program is expected to reopen in May 2017 with a number of significant changes:   Significant

Parker deploys inverters at two Southern California energy storage sites

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a leader in motion and control technologies, announced that its power conversion technology is now operating at two large-scale energy storage projects in Southern California. Parker was selected as the inverter supplier to two AES Energy Storage installations totaling 37.5 megawatts of energy storage capacity, the larger of which offers 30 MW

Li-ion batteries growing with EVs, while flow benefits in long-term storage

Providing stationary energy storage is vital to the stability of the power grid as renewables grow and demand rises, but cost has been a challenge. A new analysis from Lux Research shows that Li-ion batteries will dominate the stationary energy storage market, though current generation flow battery technology has an economic case for certain very

Texas adds more wind, solar and storage

E.ON’s Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9-MW short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology. The Texas Waves projects will be the second and third grid connected lithium-ion battery systems installed by E.ON in

Battery maker Aquion Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Aquion Energy, the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, announced that it has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. Immediately preceding the Chapter 11 filing, the company retrenched to a

AEG Power Solutions introduces new storage converter based on solar inverter platform

AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power supply systems and solutions for all types of critical and demanding applications, announced its latest version of their Protect SC. 600 Storage Converter, now with a new outdoor enclosure which reduces global installation costs and simplifies system usage, for any type of battery storage energy application, on