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.

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Free Lecture: Battery Capacity – The Basis of Storage

How can end users truly get the most out of their solar + storage investment? – Ask an Expert Session

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. We are joined by Chris LaForge, instructor of the Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage. 

While Chris has previously recorded his answer to this question, students in Chris’s HeatSpring courses have access […]

May 5th, 2022|Categories: Energy Storage, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||

Ask an Expert: What Is Value Stacking as It Relates to Solar Plus Storage?

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. This session, we are joined by Chris Brown and Chris LaForge, instructors of the Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series. They answer the question – what is value stacking as […]

Ask an Expert: What are Some Challenges of Adding More Distributed Energy to the Grid?

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. This session, we are joined by Chris Brown and Chris LaForge, instructors of the Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series. They answer the question – what are some of the […]

Ask an Expert: What Is the Best Practice for Commissioning a Residential PV System with Battery Backup?

HeatSpring Magazine is launching a new series, Ask an Expert, where HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. 

In this inaugural Ask an Expert, we are joined by Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage instructor,  Chris LaForge. Chris answers the question – what is the […]

March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Q+A, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Plus Storage||

Characteristics that Define Electro Chemical Battery Performance

It’s no secret that the energy storage market is growing fast. Storage incentives in markets like Connecticut and Maine are making battery systems more advantageous. Concerns about grid reliability and resilience in markets like California and Louisiana are making batteries more sought-after. With the increased customer demand, more battery options are flooding the market than […]

February 14th, 2022|Categories: Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||