Tesla Powerwall Battery Wins Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 03:28:27 +0000

Tesla’s Powerwall battery has won Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award. This is just one more award in Tesla’s vast and growing collection — a collection that needs to be celebrated by not only Tesla fans, owners, and shareholders, but by everyone

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SolarEdge Has Built The First Framework For The End-To-End Smart Home

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:52:42 +0000

SolarEdge was one of the early leaders in the solar inverter space and is now leveraging its mastery of the inverter to build out a comprehensive new plan for the smart home of the future

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Sense Analysis Highlights Benefits Of Home Energy Management (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:14:17 +0000

Installing a rooftop solar system on your home might feel like the best way to fully offset the electricity usage of the home, but new analysis from the home energy monitoring experts at Sense reveals that might not always be the case. Before we dive in, let’s talk a bit about Sense. The team at [&hellip

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Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual “Batteries”

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:00:52 +0000

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world

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Heat (The Elephant In The Room)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:53:44 +0000

I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA’s Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications

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Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Credit to Author: Charles W. Thurston| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:22:40 +0000

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins

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Generac Dives Into Residential Energy Storage With Seamless Solar Integration #SPI2019

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 19:30:52 +0000

CleanTechnica met up with Generac’s Chief Marketing Officer and president of its new clean energy business, Russ Minick at SPI 2019, to talk about the company’s big pivot into energy storage products to learn more about where that strategy came from

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Electricity Resilience In Florida: Hurricane Dorian vs. Tesla Powerwall

Credit to Author: Danny Parker| Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 03:11:34 +0000

As a researcher at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, Florida, I’ve lived with hurricanes my entire professional career. Each year is like a bad lottery since Florida is a hurricane magnet. Given the paths of past hurricanes, there’s plenty of reason for concern. Living in the state in September suggests a shooting gallery experience — with these hits by major storms, but a lot of near misses

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