By CE Pro Editors · November 15, 2018 • LG Electronics' two energy storage systems use a 'smart energy management' function to store excess energy produced by solar panels for use at night or during power outages.
By Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2018 • CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: With expertise in multiple smart-home subsystems, home-tech pros can dominate emerging 'energy automation' category, encompassing home energy storage, smart-grid integration, renewable energy and home automation.
By Jason Knott · May 30, 2017 • NYC integrator Cloud9 Smart Home does the math with clients regarding investing in a $21.85-per-square-foot Tesla Solar Roof.
By Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2015 • Having already sold its door-to-door home security and home automation business for $1.8 billion, Vivint is now selling its solar installation business to SunEdison for $2.2 billion. Is Vivint wireless broadband next?
By Jason Knott · March 12, 2014 • Best Buy expands into photovoltaic business with a new deal with SolarCity, which will offer leased solar panel systems and installation in 60 Best Buy stores in five states.
By Julie Jacobson · March 7, 2014 • CE Pro editor Julie Jacobson guts her condo to find ‘future-proof’ pre-piping for solar.
By Jason Knott · October 21, 2013 • Salamander Designs spends $450,000 to install solar panels on the roof of its Bloomfield, Conn., headquarters, taking the furniture and seating manufacturer off the grid.
By CE Pro Editors · January 25, 2013 • Los Alamos, N.M. project demonstrates solar storage and smart grid systems.
By Aaron Stern · January 24, 2013 • Installing solar panel, EV charging stations and phantom power kill switches capitalizes on increasingly energy-conscious consumer behavior.
By Jason Knott · October 1, 2012 • The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and National Electrical Contractors Association will offer members Underwriter's Laboratories' hands-on $300 Photovoltaic (PV) Installer Certification program.
By CE Pro Editors · August 29, 2012 • RoseWater Energy Group's Residential Energy Storage Hub, which can be tied to solar, wind or power generators, provides 10 kilowatts of power to selected circuits and 12 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy storage during power failure.
By Jason Knott · August 28, 2012 • SolTerra Systems in Seattle and Portland, Ore. thrives on solar installs, specializes in highly profitable 3KW systems that are fully installed in three to four days.
By Arlen Schweiger · July 31, 2012 • Vivint Solar is expanding its offerings to the progressive Bay Area, adding to solar services already in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Hawaii.
By Jason Knott · June 14, 2012 • Installation of mesh screens under rooftop panels to prevent rodents and birds from nesting and damaging connections.
By Rachel Cericola · June 1, 2012 • Vivint Solar is bringing its services to Hawaii, promising no upfront costs for designing, installing and maintaining a solar system.