Batteries + Energy Storage

Since the dawn of the electric age, utilities have controlled the generation and delivery of electricity to end users, maintaining a constant balance between supply and demand for a commodity that’s both created and consumed in the same instant.

The rise of distributed energy resources, whether from rooftop solar PV, industrial and commercial cogeneration plants, or self-contained microgrid systems, is bringing more and more customer-generated electricity onto that grid.

Free Tools to Start Learning Today:
Free Lecture: Battery Capacity – The Basis of Storage
Christopher LaForge’s Load Calculator for Battery Based Solar Projects (Excel)

How Time of Use Rates Work

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AURORA SOLAR’S BLOG
What do the prices of movie tickets to Hollywood’s latest blockbuster and the cost of energy in California have in common? First, in most theaters, you will find that ticket prices change based on the time of day you want to see your show. This is similar […]

Last Chance to Enroll in Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage

The Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course begins February 20th and you have until the end of the week to enroll so don’t miss out! This is one of our top rated courses which has earned an impressive 8.6/10 rating from students. Take a look at some of the reviews:

“A very worthwhile class for anyone interested […]

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Batteries + Energy Storage, Megawatt Design||

How to Profit in Solar in 2017

The following article was written by Keith Cronin, who teaches our Solar Executive MBA Training with co-instructor Chris Lord.

The solar industry saw great strides in 2016. It looks like 2017 is going to be a banner year. We saw changes globally. Some areas experienced contractions but the reasons we’ll discuss in a moment.

Some of the […]

Free Lecture: How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future

We are excited to announce a new free lecture by Wes Kennedy. This one hour lecture builds the case for battery energy storage systems and then discusses specific use cases for those systems. Topics include problem drivers such as climate change, intermittency of renewable sources, and problems with high penetrations of renewables on the utility […]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Batteries + Energy Storage, Free Courses||

Shading Losses for PV Systems, and Techniques to Mitigate Them

Shading Effects on PV Output
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AURORA SOLAR’S BLOG
Since PV systems generate electricity based on the amount of sunlight they are receiving, it makes sense that when a shadow is cast on a panel, from either a passing cloud or nearby tree, the power output decreases. However, the decrease in power […]