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October 23, 2015

Training the masses: Are they ready for the storage boom?

The last show of the year is behind Sonnenbatterie and we are definitely looking forward to 2016. But we still have a few exciting things up our sleeves that will be revealed before the holidays are upon us. ESNA was a very different show than the SPI and ISNA I attended this year with Sonnenbatterie. The attendees were definitely a more educated bunch who asked more thought provoking questions than (more…)
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July 26, 2015

Battery sizing: Don’t forget the color of the house!

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “I have a *insert number* square foot house. How big of a battery do I need?” My reply is always the same: What color is your house? The answer to that question is about as important as the size of the house. Oh, and there is no such thing as a “standard house” when it comes to determining (more…)
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May 19, 2015

More cost effective solution to Tesla’s Powerwall

The industry is buzzing with Elon Musk’s high hopes of putting a battery in every home and solar on every roof. The Tesla Powerwall is poised to reduce grid dependence and promote more self consumption- but in my very humble opinion it’s not there yet. After watching Elon’s unveiling video a few weeks ago and reading the pros and cons of this new venture, it only reemphasized the point that SMA already (more…)
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