Category Archives: solar batteries for home

IRS Letter on Home Batteries Could ‘Open Floodgates for Residential Storage Retrofits’ – Greentech Media News
19 Dec
6:21

IRS Letter on Home Batteries Could ‘Open Floodgates for Residential Storage Retrofits’ – Greentech Media News

The Internal Revenue Service has indicated that federal solar tax credits extend to battery systems added as retrofits — a policy that could “open the floodgates” for residential solar installers eager to add energy storage to their mass-market offerings.  That’s how GTM Research analyst Brett Simon summed up a letter […]

Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy – UNDP
19 Dec
12:47

Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy – UNDP

In 2011 Rwanda was literally in the dark– 89 percent  of the country, about 9.4 million people, didn’t have power. It was one of the lowest electrification rates in the world. Fast forward to today and it’s more than quadrupled the number of people with electricity and increased the electrification […]

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Battery Charging – DesignNews
18 Dec
8:08

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Battery Charging – DesignNews

One way for homeowners to reduce their monthly power bill is to install an electrical storage battery. By charging the battery when electrical rates are low, and then using the stored electricity when rates are highest, studies have shown that it is possible to save as much as 30% on […]

Tesla Batteries and Solar Panels Create Energy Islands in Vermont – Montpelier Bridge
18 Dec
11:18

Tesla Batteries and Solar Panels Create Energy Islands in Vermont – Montpelier Bridge

by Tom Brown Air conditioners were humming this summer as Central Vermonters sweated through July, the hottest month ever recorded in Vermont. August has started the same way, and whether you believe these heat waves are the new normal or merely an anomaly, some utilities are already working to reduce […]

Girl power! India’s ‘solar gal pals’ light up Rajasthan’s rural homes – The Japan Times
18 Dec
10:01

Girl power! India’s ‘solar gal pals’ light up Rajasthan’s rural homes – The Japan Times

ALWAR, INDIA – Buffalo trampled over it? Rain drenched it? Child dropped it? No problem! This solar flashlight can endure it all, said Bassi in a pitch to her neighbors in rural India to convince them to power their homes with clean energy instead of polluting fuels. Bassi is one […]

Tesla and Home Depot ending solar energy partnership – INSIDER
17 Dec
11:58

Tesla and Home Depot ending solar energy partnership – INSIDER

Tesla started selling solar panels and home battery packs at Home Depot earlier this year. Tesla Tesla will not renew its agreement with Home Depot to sell solar panels and battery packs at the retailer’s stores, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Musk said most Tesla employees who had […]

How more EVs on the road can advance a renewable grid – pv magazine USA
17 Dec
9:48

How more EVs on the road can advance a renewable grid – pv magazine USA

There’s an alternative future on the horizon, where instead of just drawing power from the grid, electric vehicles become a mobile grid storage resource, with drivers and utilities both reaping the benefits while providing clean power. December 17, 2018 pv magazine By James Kennedy Electric vehicle owners may not realize […]

Nancy Pelosi’s burnt orange coat wraps a fiery meeting – CNN
17 Dec
1:48

Nancy Pelosi’s burnt orange coat wraps a fiery meeting – CNN

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Tesla and Home Depot ending solar energy partnership – Business Insider
17 Dec
8:18

Tesla and Home Depot ending solar energy partnership – Business Insider

Tesla started selling solar panels and home battery packs at Home Depot earlier this year. Tesla Tesla will not renew its agreement with Home Depot to sell solar panels and battery packs at the retailer’s stores, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Musk said most Tesla employees who had […]

Give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season – Manistee News – Manistee News Advocate
17 Dec
3:38

Give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season – Manistee News – Manistee News Advocate

LANSING — The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to help your friends and family prepare for any type of emergency or disaster. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is suggesting five emergency preparedness gifts worth adding to your shopping list this holiday season. “Preparedness gifts are […]

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