Smart Grid, Storage and Efficiency Companies Raise $375 Million in Venture Capital in Q1 2016

Smart Grid companies receive $110 million; Battery/Storage companies receive $54 million; Energy Efficiency companies raise $211 million

Two-thirds of US solar installers do not offer storage, study finds

Ian Clover for PV Magazine:  A study by EuPD Research shows just 34% of PV installers in the U.S. offer storage solutions to customers, with those reluctant to do so citing cost concerns. However, 26% that currently do not offer storage hope to include it in their portfolios this year.

For all the glitzy product launches by the likes of Tesla and Sonnen, the solar+storage landscape of the U.S. is still largely shaped by what leading installers are – or aren’t – prepared to offer to customers, and a recent survey has found that around two-thirds do not currently include storage technology in their product portfolio.

EuPD Research’s latest PV Installer Survey USA 2015/16 revealed that only one-third of installers already offer energy storage to homeowners or businesses in the U.S. looking to adopt solar power. Of the two-thirds that do not, 38% said that current pricing of batteries impedes demand, meaning margins are too low for installers and the "technological maturity" of the systems on the market is not currently convincing.

However, the mood does appear to be shifting in favor of storage, with 26% of survey participants saying they hope to add storage products to their portfolio at some stage in 2016.  Cont'd...


Exhibitors from all over the world are set to present their innovations over 66,000 sqm of exhibition space from June 22-24, 2016.

Opus One Solutions receives Grid Edge 2016 Award - Recognized as Being on the Cutting Edge of Distributed Energy and Grid Integration

The Grid Edge Awards represent the top twenty companies that have a demonstrated potential to shape tomorrow's distributed energy system.

sonnen is named as a Winner of 2016 Grid Edge Award for innovation

sonnen, the market leader in intelligent energy storage with over 10,000 installed sonnenBatterie systems, wins the 2016 Grid Edge Award for the capability to innovate distributed energy products that are impacting and disrupting the market.

Smarter Grid Solutions Working with South Korean LOTTE Chemical to Demonstrate Flow Battery Testing

Smarter Grid Solutions has announced they are working with LOTTE Chemical to test and demonstrate LOTTE's Flow Battery Technology in the UK market. The two year project will demonstrate the controllability of a battery when it is paired with other technologies, such as renewables, to provide evidence of the types of ancillary services the pairing of these technologies could offer.

BOC and ITM Power Sign Hydrogen Refuelling & Siting Agreement

Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapour, produce no carbon emissions or air pollution, have a range of several hundred miles and refuel in three minutes.

PVsyst Releases Software Update To Include Ampt String Optimizers

Leading Software Models PV System Performance Improvements with Ampt


Where can you find updates and meet the people involved with bioenergy; geothermal; hydrogen and fuel cells; hydropower; solar; offshore and onshore wind; wave and tidal energy; business energy efficiency; energy storage; sustainable cities and their needs; carbon capture and storage .......and more? The list is seemingly almost endless, but if it is to do with renewable energy, then the answer is undoubtedly "At All-Energy 2016".

JuiceBox Energy Residential Storage Solutions Aggregated to Achieve Utility-Scale Smart Grid Milestones

JuiceBox Energy, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, has achieved a significant milestone of 5MWh peak-shifted by their network of distributed residential energy storage systems


Strong partners for the energy transition in India: HUSUM Wind and Intersolar are forming a strategic partnership. From October 19-21, 2016, the internationally renowned exhibition for wind energy will be represented with a special area at India's largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry in Mumbai.

All-in-One Storage and Conversion System for Photovoltaic Energy

This is a fully integrated, complete system with build-in hybrid-inverters, solar MPP-trackers, battery chargers, anti-island Protection, battery storage, and BMS, also all necessary field wiring terminals and disconnect switches.

SunPower by EmPower Solar Offering Nation's First Fully Integrated Solar Solution to New York Homeowners with SunPower Equinox™

Delivering 70 Percent More Energy to Consumers with 70 Percent Fewer Visible Parts, Designed and Engineered by SunPower

OutBack Power Showcases Easy-to-Install Solar Equipment during NABCEP

Leading power electronics manufacturer informs installers on energy storage developments for continuing education

Energy Acuity Expands Electric Power Intelligence to Include Policy Information

Energy Acuity has added policy information to their online renewable energy and grid infrastructure databases, broadening their scope of electric power intelligence and adding value for subscribers looking to follow public utility commission proceedings focused on clean energy and grid modernization.

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