The Latest in Clean Energy for Your Home

Mercedes-Benz Halts Home Battery Program

By Siena Hacker | 21 May 2018

A few months ago, we reported that Mercedes-Benz was ready to enter the residential energy storage market. Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, began[..]

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How Long Can a Home Battery Provide Power During an Outage?

By Isaac Ost | 14 May 2018

When you install a home battery, what you are really doing is providing your home with a backup energy reserve in the case of an outage.

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How Home Batteries Help In Storms

By Isaac Ost | 18 April 2018

There are several factors that influence a solar panel owner’s decision to include a home battery in their system, but one of the primary reasons has[..]

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How Many Batteries Do I Need For Solar?

By Isaac Ost | 16 April 2018

An important thing to consider when installing a solar panel system is whether or not you want to add batteries for energy storage capabilities.

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Maryland Becomes First State to Offer Tax Credit for Home Batteries

By Siena Hacker | 21 March 2018

Maryland has become the first state in the country to offer an income tax credit for energy storage systems, making going green even cheaper for[..]

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How Green are Home Batteries? The Environmental Impact of Lithium-Ion

By Siena Hacker | 03 March 2018

Lithium-ion batteries are found in many modern electronics, including, perhaps most importantly from an environmental standpoint, electric vehicles and[..]

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How Getting A Home Battery Affects Your Federal Solar Incentive Tax Credit

By Isaac Ost | 01 March 2018

One of the biggest incentives in the solar industry is the residential renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC). This tax credit allows a taxpayer[..]

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High Time for Solar? Marijuana Growers and the Solar Industry

By Siena Hacker | 04 January 2018

The US solar and marijuana industries have seen tremendous growth in recent years. Almost 30 states have legalized medical marijuana, while a few have[..]

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What to Consider Before Going Off-the-Grid

By Kate Whitney | 06 July 2017

Independence from the electrical grid may sound like an attractive idea to some homeowners - the potential for positive environmental effects, greater[..]

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Home Battery Backup Main Event - sonnenBatterie vs. LG

By Siena Hacker | 12 June 2017

We recently wrote an article comparing sonnen’s Eco and Teslas’s Powerwall 2, but now we’re going to see how the Eco stacks up against the new battery[..]

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