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How solar battery backup systems work

Dan Hahn

September 28, 2020

How solar battery backup systems work

In this article, we review the process and needed equipment for solar powered battery backup systems to function well in your home.

What’s new with California’s SGIP battery rebate in 2021?

Catherine Lane

July 16, 2020

What’s new with California’s SGIP battery rebate in 2021?

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides a hefty rebate for solar battery installations to homeowners.

Intersolar North America’s Solar Games turn installations into a competition

Catherine Lane

February 12, 2020

Intersolar North America’s Solar Games turn installations into a competition

Intersolar introduced a solar installation competition this year called the Solar Games.

Off-grid solar systems: An introductory guide

Zeeshan Hyder

November 29, 2019

Off-grid solar systems: An introductory guide

Off-grid solar systems offer freedom from the grid - but at a cost. We explain how off-grid solar works, various costs it entails, and who it's ideal for.

Soleil Lofts: Residential virtual power plants have arrived

Catherine Lane

November 20, 2019

Soleil Lofts: Residential virtual power plants have arrived

Soleil Lofts are apartment buildings that are powered entirely by solar and battery storage.

SPI 2019: Top solar trends at America's biggest solar event

Aditya Gautam

October 29, 2019

SPI 2019: Top solar trends at America's biggest solar event

We’ve covered the top trends at North America’s biggest solar industry conference.

California boosts SGIP battery incentives in response to wildfires

Catherine Lane

October 9, 2019

California boosts SGIP battery incentives in response to wildfires

CPUC’s recent changes to battery storage rebate program, SGIP, aim to help low-income, high fire risk communities.

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?

Andrew Sendy

January 24, 2019

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?

We explain in simple English how solar panels work, how well they work on cloudy days and climates, and whether they work at night.

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2021

Andrew Sendy

December 20, 2018

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2021

Tesla Powerwall rules the US market—but is another brand better for your needs? Here are the reviews and pros & cons for the Sonnen Eco, LG Chem Resu and BYD B-Box. All have some great features that make them worth a closer look...

Are lithium ion solar batteries the best energy storage option?

Catherine Lane

March 18, 2018

Are lithium ion solar batteries the best energy storage option?

Find out why lithium ion solar batteries are popular for home solar storage. We reveal popular brands, their costs, and pros and cons.

Smartflower solar tracker: a change for residential solar?

Andrew Sendy

March 8, 2018

Smartflower solar tracker: a change for residential solar?

Smartflower, also referred to as the solar flower, is a smart, aesthetically pleasing innovation in solar technology. But is it right for your home?

Off-Grid solar energy systems

Andrew Sendy

August 12, 2016

Off-Grid solar energy systems

Learn the key differences between a normal grid connect solar power system and a stand alone system.