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  • Which battery type is best for solar with home energy storage?

    Adding batteries to solar is hardly a new concept. For decades, people seeking to back up their home with clean power have coupled batteries to their solar PV systems. But it hasn’t always been pretty. In recent years, home energy storage has grown increasingly attractive, spurred by key advancements in battery technology resulting in simpler…

  • Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

    Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line Pika Energy Inc.’s Harbor Smart Battery product line, which sold out during its beta production run, now features expanded energy storage capacities and reduced pricing, the U.S.-based manufacturer announced at Solar Power International. The Harbor Smart Battery, co-developed with Panasonic, is now available in…

  • Not ready for a home battery yet? Here are some options.

    You might not need a home battery (yet) to complement your solar energy investment. But there are increasing reasons you may find yourself wanting one in the near future. Here’s how to make sure you’re keeping your options flexible. Home battery technology has vastly improved Why is everyone talking about batteries in the context of…

  • The Harbor Smart Battery Series: Smart Power on Demand

    The Harbor Smart Battery provides clean energy storage with revolutionary simplicity and automated performance. Combining Pika Energy’s leading power electronics and Panasonic’s world-class lithium ion batteries, each Harbor unit stores 10-15kWh of clean energy, directly coupled to solar PV. Harbor is the safe, powerful and smart energy storage companion to the award-winning Pika Energy Island™…

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    Panasonic, Pika Energy Partner to Offer Harbor Smart Battery™ for Smart Energy Storage

    Panasonic, Pika Energy Partner to Offer Harbor Smart Battery™ for Smart Energy Storage PORTLAND, Maine and NEWARK, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy, Inc. have partnered to offer the Harbor 10P/15P Smart Battery, a DC-coupled solar smart battery with industry-leading performance specifications. Harbor 10P/15P will…

  • Future-Proofing Your Investment in Solar with the Pika Energy Island

    Future-proofing your solar investment with a smart battery

    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. When it comes to solar, you’re making…

  • Pika Energy Island wins annual ‘Leadership in Solar’ recognition

    Pika’s X7600 Islanding Inverter™, the centerpiece of the Pika Energy Island system, has been recognized as the winner of Solar Power World’s 2016 “Leadership in Solar” feature for the inverters category. A big thanks to all of you who voted for us last year! We’re included in the 2017 feature as well – you can…

  • Xcel Energy using Pika Energy products to relieve overloaded feeder

    Xcel Energy using Pika Energy products to relieve overloaded feeder Utility Xcel Energy has contracted Northern Reliability of Vermont to build a system that uses Pika Energy power electronics and advanced energy storage to relieve peaking demand on a feeder in Stapleton, Colorado. Northern Reliability selected Pika Energy inverters and power converters to couple with…

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    Pika Energy’s B Link™ Battery Converter Receives ETL Listing to UL-1741

    Pika Energy’s B Link™ Battery Converter Receives ETL Listing to UL-1741 The B Link battery converter enables OEMs to develop high performance, cost effective energy storage solutions for solar-plus-storage applications. PORTLAND, Maine – Pika Energy’s latest power electronics product, the B Link (B301c) battery converter, has received ETL listing to the UL-1741 standard for power…

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    Case Study: Future-ready solar with the Pika Islanding Inverter

    When Peter decided to convert his residence and farm in rural New England to solar-generated power, he looked at a range of options. Only one had the ability to meet all his needs.   On a bright, brisk winter morning, Peter’s solar array is generating all the power his small farm needs. And that’s how…