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

Let’s Meet @ RE+ in Las Vegas

RE+ is the biggest solar conference in North America. This year it’s happening in Las Vegas on September 11-14, 2023.

It’s impossible to see everything at a huge show like this. So here are some of the events that we will be attending, plus alternative options for the people who can’t make the trip to Vegas:

Monday […]

Meeting the Demands of the Solar Plus Era: Why Shaw Solar is Launching their Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Based in Durango, Colorado, Shaw Solar can be described as a big fish in a small pond. Opening their doors back in 2006, they initially worked on residential and small commercial solar thermal and PV and some lead-acid battery storage. They are a member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative and a certified B Corp. Today, […]

Looking to be Professional in Solar PV Systems – 10 Things You Need to Learn

Learning solar photovoltaic systems might not be as straightforward as they appear while standing, fixed on a roof, or installed on the ground.  Even though it seems like basic electricity-generating modules, the process of creating electrical energy involves various theories that span several different scientific fields.

Here are the top things you need to know from […]

June 5th, 2023|Categories: Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Plus Storage||

Innovative Solar Microgrids for Resiliency with the Footprint Project

The Footprint Project’s mission is to provide cleaner energy for communities in crisis. They work to green disaster response in the aftermath of climate change emergencies.

In this blog post, we hear from William Heegaard, Operations Director at the Footprint Project, on several of their newer initiatives to deploy solar microgrids more efficiently and effectively […]

February 28th, 2023|Categories: Free Courses, Microgrid, Q+A, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Plus Storage||

New Free Webinar: Unconventional Solar Applications

While we know solar can be a great way to reduce energy costs for your residence or business, there are so many ways to apply solar technology to projects outside the standard use cases. If you’ve worked in the solar industry for a while, you’ve undoubtedly had a friend or acquaintance ask you your thoughts […]