Category Archives: residential solar storage

Stay-at-home energy use redrawing the solar ‘duck curve’ – Energy News Network
08 Apr
6:43

Stay-at-home energy use redrawing the solar ‘duck curve’ – Energy News Network

GRID: An analysis of an Austin, Texas, neighborhood shows stay-at-home orders are causing people to use a lot more electricity at home, especially for air conditioning, redrawing the so-called solar ā€œduck curve.ā€ (Greentech Media) ALSO:ā€¢ The worldā€™s data centers and internet infrastructure are experiencing an unprecedented spike in usage […]

The Solar ā€˜Duck Curveā€™ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus – Greentech Media News
07 Apr
7:04

The Solar ā€˜Duck Curveā€™ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus – Greentech Media News

As the coronavirus pandemic forces people across the country to shelter at home, utilities and grid operators are watching typical energy use patterns change in unpredictable ways, and trying to understand how this will affect their grid operations, power purchasing practices, and long-term plans. Austin, Texas-based Pecan Street Inc. may […]

A playbook to jumpstart clean energy across all 50 states – Utility Dive
07 Apr
7:14

A playbook to jumpstart clean energy across all 50 states – Utility Dive

The following is a contributed article by Mike Kruger, President & CEO of the Colorado Solar and Storage Association. In this time of unprecedented challenge, there are unprecedented opportunities in the clean energy sector. Technology advances and market forces have made large-scale change possible and momentum has been growing quickly […]

#SmartSolarStorage2020: An installer’s guide to sizing a residential energy storage system – Energy Storage News
06 Apr
7:34

#SmartSolarStorage2020: An installer’s guide to sizing a residential energy storage system – Energy Storage News

With everything going on right now around COVID-19, there has been an increase in installersā€™ and customersā€™ desires for information. Aric Saunders of Electriq Power, based in California, goes back to basics to support the large group of installers that are just now trying to get into the storage business. […]

Northern Territory goes big on battery storage – pv magazine Australia
06 Apr
7:53

Northern Territory goes big on battery storage – pv magazine Australia

Batteries are emerging as powerful enablers of renewable energy as grids Australia wide become challenged by the high penetration of renewable energy. The Northern Territory is investing in battery storage large and small, to capture the overflow of its incredible renewable resource and redirect it for the benefit of consumers. […]

Rethink Energy: Virtual Solar Co-Op Info Sessions – ARLnow
05 Apr
8:05

Rethink Energy: Virtual Solar Co-Op Info Sessions – ARLnow

This regularly-scheduled sponsored column is written by theĀ Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy teamĀ (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. We hope you are safe and well at home. To learn more about protecting yourself from […]

Climate Crisis Takes Back Seat During Coronavirus Pandemic – ecoRI news
01 Apr
10:04

Climate Crisis Takes Back Seat During Coronavirus Pandemic – ecoRI news

While the recently approved COVID-19 stimulus package provides financial assistance to a wide range of industries and causes, it does nothing to address the climate crisis or help protect the environment. In fact, recent actions by the federal government will likely make the climate situation, and its related public-health impacts, […]

Solar Distancing: How to add energy storage to a grid-tied solar PV system – Solar Builder
31 Mar
10:15

Solar Distancing: How to add energy storage to a grid-tied solar PV system – Solar Builder

[embedded content] If a home already has an existing solar PV system, energy storage can be added as a retrofit via AC coupling ā€” as long as you have the right inverter in place and understand the nuances. Ian McCluskey, Associate Product Manager for Outback Power, explains how to do […]

Solar and storage would cost less than Alabama Power’s proposed 1.9 GW of gas units – pv magazine USA
31 Mar
10:34

Solar and storage would cost less than Alabama Power’s proposed 1.9 GW of gas units – pv magazine USA

ā€œAlabama Powerā€™s own analysis shows that clean energy is the more affordable alternativeā€ to the 1,900 MW of new gas units for which the utility seeks state approval, said attorney Christina Tidwell with the Southern Environmental Law Center, in a statement following a regulatory hearing on the request. Opponents challenged […]

Some Countries Are Panic Buying Solar Panels. Is the U.S. Next? – Popular Mechanics
30 Mar
10:53

Some Countries Are Panic Buying Solar Panels. Is the U.S. Next? – Popular Mechanics

In Australia, panic buying includes 400 percent more inquiry calls about home renewable energy. Australia is a renewable energy leader, and storage of this energy helps stabilize the grid. Renewables storage could supplement or even supplant traditional diesel generators. Australians are stocking up on renewable energy storage in response to […]

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