Residential PV

Panasonic and Pika up the pace

Pika Energy has increased its home battery capacity to 17.1 kWh – about half an average home’s daily usage. The units are powered by Panasonic lithium-ion cells.

Distributed energy, with fewer wires

A SEIA white paper describes the concept of non-wire solutions and how this innovation can boost solar PV and other distributed energy resources.

Solar and wind can safely replace coal in Southern Illinois

A study sponsored by NRDC and Sierra Club finds that old coal plants can be retired and safely replaced by solar and other resources, which will reduce pollution and save money for utility customers

Vivint Solar to use LG’s RESU residential energy storage system

The nation’s third-largest residential solar company is rolling out the batteries first in California, with plans to offer them nationwide by the end of 2018.

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Huawei and Locus to monitor residential solar power from Amazon’s cloud

The three companies are coming together to monitor Huawei’s competitor to SolarEdge and Enphase: the FusionHome Smart Energy Solution.

GTM Research raises California residential forecast 14% on mandate

The firm expects California to install around 1.2 GW of residential solar in 2020, the first year that the new mandate takes effect.

California residential solar power headed toward $1/W and 2.5¢/kWh

ASU energy security researcher Dr. Wesley Herche and pv magazine author John Weaver describe the new math involved with requiring solar power to be installed at the time of construction for newly built homes.

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Details of the changes in Connecticut: An interview with Vote Solar

In this interview pv magazine speaks with Vote Solar Northeast Regional Director Sean Garren about the new legislation which has passed both houses of the Connecticut legislature, and what to expect now.

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Sunrun deployments down 7%, but revenue up 36%

The company reiterated full-year guidance of 15% growth in deployments – and cash generation at even higher rates.

How much of Tesla’s Solar Gigafactory did California just vote to buy?

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a requirement for solar pv on all new homes – either in the house or in community solar.

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