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  • Pika Islanding Inverter™ Receives ETL Listing to UL-1741 Standard

    Pika Islanding Inverter™ Receives ETL Listing to UL-1741 Standard The Pika Energy Island™ system, a single-inverter residential solar-plus-storage system featuring the patented REbus™ plug-and-play 380VDC nanogrid, is shipping now to North American customers. PORTLAND, Maine – Pika Energy’s transformerless, grid-forming solar inverters are now listed to the UL-1741 standard and are shipping to customers throughout North…

  • Pika Energy Awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Funding for Islanding Inverter Development

    The power electronics firm will receive nearly $1 million from the SunShot Initiative to add enhanced performance and functionality to the Pika Islanding Inverter™. LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded $875,000 to Pika Energy, Inc. to expand the functionality of Pika’s islanding inverters to include utility aggregation and demand…

  • Pika Energy at Solar Power International, Las Vegas Sept. 12-15, 2016

    Pika Energy: Booth W423 (Westgate) Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV. September 12-15, 2016 Join Pika Energy at Solar Power International 2016, the premier solar industry trade event, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pika Energy will be exhibiting the Pika Energy Island™ system, including the Pika Islanding Inverter (X7601), Pika PV Link (S2501) and B Link (B301c)…

  • Pika Energy Announces B Link™ Battery Converter for Integrated Energy Storage Systems

    The power electronics firm offers its new converter as an OEM solution for builders of “smart battery” solutions. SAN FRANCISCO – Pika Energy will offer bidirectional smart battery converters to enable breakthrough integrated solar and energy storage solutions, the company announced Tuesday at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco. A leading provider of…

  • 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…

  • Pika Energy selected to exhibit at ARPA-E Summit

    Pika Energy exhibited as a guest of the Pew Charitable Trust Clean Energy Business Network with some of the most innovative companies in the country at the ARPA-E Summit outside of Washington, DC. Below, Pika COO Bill Hetzel stands with our PV Link / S2501 optimizer.

  • Pika Energy Completes $2.25 Million of $3.1 Million Series A Preferred Stock Offering Equity Financing

    The leading power electronics firm will commercialize proprietary direct current technology to enable highly efficient, cost effective distributed “nanogrids” PORTLAND, Maine –Pika Energy, Inc. announced today the initial closing $2.25 Million of a $3.1 million Series A preferred stock offering. The new funds will allow the power electronics manufacturer to scale up manufacturing and sales…

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    Pika Energy Launching Pika Energy Island™ for Simplified Solar-Plus-Storage

    Pika Energy, Inc. will begin shipping its new Pika Energy Island systems in Q2 of 2016, the Maine-based power electronics firm announced Wednesday at the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Boston. The Pika Energy Island is a system for connecting solar photovoltaic generation with advanced or conventional energy storage options. Using the 7.6kW…

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    Pika T701 Wind Turbine Showcased in Energy Department Headquarters

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C. features a mini-museum filled with displays of scientific and technical progress. This week, a Pika Energy T701 turbine, is the newest addition to the Forrestal Building’s lobby. It replaces the Skystream wind turbine developed by Southwest WindPower in collaboration with DOE and the National Renewable…

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    Pika T701 wind turbine achieves full SWCC certification

    CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) has granted certification to the Pika Energy T701 small wind turbine. The T701 becomes the seventh SWCC-certified wind turbine to meet the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard. “SWCC is pleased to add the Pika Energy T701 to our list of…