iDemand Energy Storage offers charge controller that doesn’t require a second inverter, saving time and money

iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3) has developed a single conversion charge controller that will shorten the time needed for electrical current to travel from solar panels to storage batteries, and in so doing, save energy. “Currently there is no product out there that can take voltage coming in and convert it efficiently to low voltage, high

Baker Electric offers Tesla Powerwall, LG Chem, Sonnen and Enphase home batteries

Baker Electric Solar, an industry-leading Southern California solar provider has furthered its commitment to becoming the area’s premier resource for the finest integrated energy solutions. By offering the best in both solar and energy storage, Baker is providing homeowners with expanded capabilities for smart energy production, management and control. The goal is to give homeowners

Powin Energy provides 26-MWh energy storage system for San Diego Gas & Electric

Powin Energy Corporation, provider of fully integrated energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and microgrid applications, has signed a contract with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for a 6.5 MW/26 MWh battery energy storage system project. If approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the project will be located in an historic orange

ABB offers new microgrid solution for solar+storage

ABB’s new microgrid solution, the MGS100, is a scalable system can be connected to multiple power sources to provide electricity for remote places that are not connected to the main grid, or reliable back-up power for small commercial and industrial facilities using an inconsistent grid supply, enabling social and economic development. MGS100 brings together all

Sunetric partners with Sunnova for Hawaiian solar+storage solutions

Sunetric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGS Energy and Sunnova Energy, a residential solar service provider, announced that they have joined forces to offer comprehensive solar solutions with battery storage to residential customers in Hawaii. “As one of the leading full service renewable energy providers in Hawaii, Sunetric is a perfect partner to introduce our new

Trojan and GRID Alternatives depart for volunteer solar trip to Nicaragua

A team of Trojan employees have embarked on a volunteer trip to Nicaragua with the GRID Alternatives International Program to install a solar system that will provide power to a remote village. A team of 10 Trojan volunteers which includes employees from Trojan Battery’s California and Georgia facilities left on Sun., May 21 to help install

Q&A: Solar, software and storage with Greensmith Energy

Since 2008, Greensmith Energy has provided energy storage software and integration services to utilities and power providers. Greensmith is responsible for deploying about a third of total U.S. energy storage capacity in 2016. It was recently acquired by Wärtsilä, a 183-year-old Finnish company which supplies flexible power plants to the U.S. market. We caught up with John

Clean Energy Group partners with Geli to offer free low-income solar+storage training

Clean Energy Group, a national, nonprofit organization, will work with the energy storage control and monitoring software company, Geli, to help bring the benefits of solar PV with battery storage (solar+storage) technologies to more low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities. Using Geli’s new online energy storage and solar+storage design and assessment tool, ESyst, Clean Energy Group

From Tron to tsunamis: SimpliPhi Power, problem solving with storage since 2002

You might know SimpliPhi Power for its lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) batteries used to back up residential and commercial solar arrays. But you might not be aware of the diverse applications the batteries are used in or its inspiring CTO and founder who developed a battery architecture based initially on the lithium cobalt oxide and

Trojan Battery licenses bi-polar technology from Advanced Battery Concepts

Trojan Battery Co., manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Advanced Battery Concepts LLC (ABC) for its GreenSeal bi-polar battery technology with the goal of future product commercialization. “The advantages of bi-polar battery architecture include higher energy and power density and lower manufacturing costs than conventional AGM battery construction, which promotes