Energy Management Systems

California opens second SGIP round after awarding $50 million on May 1

The state’s popular Self-Generation Incentive Program accepted the first round of funding requests that nearly sold out in one day. The second round of applications will be accepted some time in June, with the goal of awarding $100 million for energy storage projects.

May we take your order? Tesla accepts requests for its Solar Roof

Yesterday, the energy and automobile giant rolled the dice on its biggest solar gamble yet, giving U.S. homeowners the opportunity to reserve its new roofing product for a downpayment of $1,000.

EnSync acquires DCfusion for microgrids, ancillary markets

Distributed energy resource (DER) system provider EnSync Energy Systems will acquire DCfusion, a DC system consulting and engineering company, with plans to create another subsidiary for the former.

Enphase narrows losses in Q4 results

The company appears to be making progress with its restructuring, as it continues to launch increasingly sophisticated home energy solutions.


Eos Energy Storage & Northern Power to supply integrated battery storage solutions

Eos Energy Storage and Northern Power Systems have announced a strategic partnership to develop and offer integrated energy storage systems for utilities and commercial/industrial customers at a cost of less than $400/kWh installed.

U.S. microgrid market headed to 50 GW in 2025

The U.S. market for microgrids will grow from a near zero installation level in 2012 to 50 GW by 2025 and a value of $500 billion by 2030, according to Andy Skumanich, a principal at SolarVision Consulting.

Meteorology matters: An interview with Vaisala’s Gwendalyn Bender

Interview: Financiers are cautious. They would rather not finance a project than risk their investment in betting on the weather. As a result, many promising projects are not realized. Gwendalyn Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services explains how to reduce uncertainty and improve financing probabilities and conditions.

Enphase receives much-needed influx of cash

The struggling microinverter manufacturer, which has posted quarterly losses in every quarter since Q3 2015, received a $10 million bailout from two institutional investors.

Vivint to provide PV system owners with smart home tools

The company’s solar customers will have the option to receive a free integrated energy management system

Momentum Solar launches real-time remote monitoring for smart homes. 

New Jersey-based Momentum Solar has begun offering a real-time residential PV system monitoring technology that includes a personalized dashboard for each customer, with a visual display of the customer’s home, roof panels and micro-inverters. 

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