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  • May 15-16, 2018: Solar Power International Southeast

    Solar Power Southeast leads the way for solar professionals doing business in the Southeastern U.S. Over 600 attendees and 50 exhibitors will venture to Atlanta this year. With ample opportunities to network with solar companies based in the region, as well as the chance to gain knowledge on the trends and policies impacting the Southeast, Solar Power Southeast proves…

  • Announcing: The new CT Accessory Kit from Pika Energy

    We heard you! Based on installer input, Pika is pleased to announce a current transformer kit that provides the accessories necessary to enable Time-of-Use (TOU), Self-Supply, Zero-Export and load shifting (Demand Charge Avoidance) functionality. Each CTK2-01 kit includes two Pika Certified CTs, making installations easier than ever. This kit may be purchased from any Pika distribution…

  • April 28, 2018: ReVision Energy: Solar + Battery Storage Open House in North Andover, MA

    In the midst of increasing storms, natural disasters and potential threats to our grid, back up power and emergency centers are becoming more important for people to be able to remain safe during the time of a prolonged power outage. Buildings need to plan to be resilient in these times, one way to do this…

  • Pika Energy to exhibit at Solar Power Expo in San Diego

    San Diego, March 27-28th: Pika will be exhibiting at Solar Power Expo with our partner Panasonic in booth #13. We’ll be showing off our California ready solar plus storage system, the Pika Energy Island. The Pika Energy Island is the perfect choice for homeowners who need more out of their system:  more power, more capacity…

  • Grid-stabilizing solar-plus-storage systems launched by Kitu Systems and Pika Energy in Southern California

    California homeowners and businesses can now combine the benefits of local generation and storage with grid connectivity to optimize their energy usage, cost, and availability SAN DIEGO and WESTBROOK, Maine, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Kitu Systems and Pika Energy will deliver a grid-interactive solar-plus-storage solution implementing the second phase of California Rule 21, featuring…

  • A Historic Storm: The Case for Resilient Solar + Storage Systems

    Amid 500,000 outages, 3 Maine smart homes power through. In late October a powerful storm ripped through New England, battering Maine with heavy rains and winds approaching 70 miles per hour. Trees and utility poles were toppled, leaving traffic lights dark and power lines sagging on the streets. By morning, almost 500,000 Mainers were without…

  • Tom and Mary's Pika Energy Island system

    Seamless clean backup power: Tom and Mary’s Energy Island

      Tom and Mary don’t live on an actual island, but their home is just feet away from the Atlantic coast, lighthouse and all. And thanks to their decision to add clean backup power to their home, it’s now an independent “energy island,” collecting, storing and providing its own power. Their beautifully-situated home on the…

  • house that needs power because of storm

    What electrical loads can I run with the Pika Energy Island?

    The Pika Energy Island™ is unique in its ability to provide more clean backup power than other smart home energy storage systems. When using the Harbor Smart Battery™, Energy Island provides up to 6.7kW of continuous power and 10kW of surge power. That’s 34% more continuous power and 42% more surge power than the leading…

  • Solar Children

    Living in the future with renewable energy

    (Excerpted from Green Energy Times) Matt Thomas has wanted to live in a house powered by solar energy since he was a kid, when science fiction stories like “Star Trek” got him to dream of a futuristic, self-sustaining world. Flash forward to today, and Matt’s dream is within reach for all of us! The Thomas’s…

  • register for a technical training webinar from Pika Energy

    Using smart home energy storage to ditch the fossil fuel grid

    These days, anyone who’s considering solar panels has the option to upgrade their home to a fully independent clean energy ecosystem. Do you ever think about the little decisions you make all day long? Most of us live our daily lives without putting much thought into the impact of small decisions we’re constantly making. When…