There’s a popular belief that the looming presence of batteries in people’s homes will lead to the widespread defection of those customers from the power grid. In this view, living the dream means grid-independence where you harvest your own energy, one-finger salute the power companies and, when grid power fails for others in the […]Read more "Household Batteries flick the switch on Electricity Grid"
Converting DC to AC power has been a common part of the mix for renewable energy storage for decades. Renewables like wind and solar generate DC electricity and provide power to/from the grid through the use of unidirectional inverters. But renewable generation is trending away from the model of selling power only to the nearest […]Read more "Bi-directional Inverters are Reshaping Energy Storage Projects around the World"
The combination of battery-based energy storage and solar power already has some electric utilities worried. They believe consumers’ ability to store energy harvested by home solar arrays for later use could be a threat to their business model. Given that, they’re probably not going to like this latest development in energy-storage economics. Consumers with home […]Read more "Battery Based Energy Trading: Next Step After Reverse Metering?"
First and foremost, change is always viewed with skepticism. Lead acid has been the go-to for well over 150 years. The majority of industries abhor the changes and upgrades needed to adapt to new & changing technology. But, as the saying goes- the one thing that is constant is change. It is time to phase […]Read more "LEAD ACID vs LITHIUM ION BATTERIES"