Smart Batteries: The New Standard in Distributed Storage

Smart Batteries: The New Standard in Distributed Storage As solar customers increasingly recognize the benefit of adding energy storage to secure their investment in solar power, the solar-plus-storage market in the United States is poised for significant growth. GTM Research forecasts this sector to increase from $245M (2015) to more than $3B by 2020, aligned […]

Future-Proofing Your Solar Investment with the Pika Energy Island

How secure is your investment in solar power? Adding a solar photovoltaic system to a home or business is an exceptional way to lower one’s energy costs over decades of electricity usage. But, as with any investment, the smart money is on maximizing the return and ensuring the dividends aren’t negatively impacted by external market effects. […]

Faster, simpler solar installations with Pika PV Link

PV Link™ gives installers a simpler, faster way to install high-performing systems that meet Rapid Shutdown requirements. Microinverters showed the world the benefits of managing system performance at the module level, but putting inverter electronics on the roof is a bad bet. They get hot, they fail, they result in warranty claims and return visits. DC optimizers […]

Smarter solar-plus-storage: Say goodbye to AC coupling

Smarter solar-plus-storage: Say goodbye to AC coupling AC coupling has been a commonplace way to solve an important problem: Adding batteries to solar PV. But now, there’s a much better solution. Solar-plus-storage gains steam With the arrival of lithium ion smart batteries comes an increase in residential buyers for solar energy systems with battery backup capabilities. The benefits […]