CleanChoice Energy is teaming with Swell Energy to launch a residential energy storage program

CleanChoice Energy

Last year, more than 36.7 million people–including 88,000 Marylanders–were affected by 3,526 reported power outages across the country. CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean energy products to customers across the country, has partnered with Swell Energy to offer home energy storage batteries to Maryland residents for the first time. Through the partnership, Marylanders can now get clean home energy backup and may be eligible to receive a state tax credit of up to $5,000.

“People need reliable backup power now more than ever. Climate change is fueling extreme weather that makes the grid more vulnerable to power outages at the exact time that we all depend on electricity for nearly everything. Marylanders can now have peace of mind knowing their lights will stay on when the power goes out,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Home battery backup makes our homes more resilient, helps move us closer to 100% clean energy, and can make dirty generators obsolete.”

RELATED: Details on CleanChoice Energy’s community solar plan in Maryland

“This program enables us to offer Maryland CleanChoice Energy consumers a radically simple, cost-effective clean energy and smart home solution,” said Matthew Rising, CRO of Swell Energy.

Swell offers batteries to homeowners as-a-service, and virtually combines the storage capacity across these batteries to provide energy and grid services to its utility and retail electricity partners. Home batteries store energy from the electric grid and provide seamless backup power to run essential items during power outages of up to 12 hours —long enough to get through nine out of 10 utility company power outages.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy is teaming with Swell Energy to launch a residential energy storage program

CleanChoice Energy

Last year, more than 36.7 million people–including 88,000 Marylanders–were affected by 3,526 reported power outages across the country. CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean energy products to customers across the country, has partnered with Swell Energy to offer home energy storage batteries to Maryland residents for the first time. Through the partnership, Marylanders can now get clean home energy backup and may be eligible to receive a state tax credit of up to $5,000.

“People need reliable backup power now more than ever. Climate change is fueling extreme weather that makes the grid more vulnerable to power outages at the exact time that we all depend on electricity for nearly everything. Marylanders can now have peace of mind knowing their lights will stay on when the power goes out,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Home battery backup makes our homes more resilient, helps move us closer to 100% clean energy, and can make dirty generators obsolete.”

RELATED: Details on CleanChoice Energy’s community solar plan in Maryland

“This program enables us to offer Maryland CleanChoice Energy consumers a radically simple, cost-effective clean energy and smart home solution,” said Matthew Rising, CRO of Swell Energy.

Swell offers batteries to homeowners as-a-service, and virtually combines the storage capacity across these batteries to provide energy and grid services to its utility and retail electricity partners. Home batteries store energy from the electric grid and provide seamless backup power to run essential items during power outages of up to 12 hours —long enough to get through nine out of 10 utility company power outages.

— Solar Builder magazine

SimpliPhi launches Installer Qualification Program

simpliphi battery solar storage

To better serve its network of installers operating in more than 35 countries and growing worldwide, SimpliPhi Power is introducing a new Installer Qualification Program, SimpliPhi I.Q., to provide ongoing continuing education, technical training, sales and co-marketing support to the company’s partners in the field. Two tiers of certification are available, at no cost to participants.

“For almost a decade we’ve partnered with installers around the world to design and deploy safe and efficient energy storage solutions for homes and businesses, both on-grid and off,” says SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg. “The introduction of our I.Q. program allows us to deliver an even greater level of service, as we work collaboratively with our installation partners to ensure successful systems that offer years of reliable operation for all SimpliPhi projects.”

Installers interested in obtaining certification are asked to complete the online application.

SimpliPhi Power designs and manufactures efficient, non-toxic and enduring energy storage and management systems that utilize non-toxic lithium ferro phosphate (LFP). Based in Oxnard, California, SimpliPhi combines the non-hazardous LFP energy storage chemistry with its proprietary cell and battery architecture, manufacturing processes and materials, power electronics and, Battery Management System (BMS) to create safe, reliable, durable and highly scalable on-demand power solutions for the residential, commercial, military, emergency response and film industries.

— Solar Builder magazine

This Pason Power tool simplifies energy storage economic modeling

Pason Power Storage system

A new tool enabling the solar and energy storage industries to deploy with confidence is now available via Pason Power. The Storage Architect modeling software for energy storage project development puts economics first by forecasting a project’s economic value with the same optimization algorithm that runs autonomous energy storage systems in the field. With Storage Architect, Pason Power believes it can significantly reduce the risks to asset owners, installers, and financiers of overbuilding or underbuilding systems.

“With our platform, you don’t have to be a data scientist to get your solar plus storage projects from pencil-out to power-on,” said Bryce Evans, Success Manager at Pason Power. “Storage Architect gives energy project developers a precise projection of how much storage a site will require, what the payback period will be, and what the net present value of the system is. This enables energy project developers to zero-in on opportunities and deploy storage and solar plus storage projects with confidence.”

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Meet Pason Power

Pason Power Storage

Storage Architect is powered by an advanced machine learning platform built by a company with a legacy of over 24 years in the management and security of energy data. Pason Power is backed by its parent company, Pason Systems Inc., and leverages robust, industrial technology which has provided data acquisition and management for over 600,000 drilling sites worldwide, representing over $1 trillion in drilling operations globally. Pason enjoys one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry and has a 40-year track record of adding value through energy data.

“A major hurdle solar and storage installers face in project and proposal design is the inconsistency between the benefits that estimation tools predict customers will see from their renewable energy and storage projects, and how the completed systems actually perform in the field,” said Brent Harris, CTO of energy storage manufacturer Eguana Technologies Inc. “Pason Power offers a platform for storage estimation and operations that is powered by the same underlying analytics engine, which enables installers to present the cost and performance of several installation options to their customers with confidence.”

Storage Architect puts the power of advanced battery optimization and control algorithms into the hands of system integrators, project developers, as well as energy sustainability and efficiency consultants; enabling users to identify the economic viability of energy storage systems to perform demand charge management in concert with renewable energy generation. Upon system commissioning, the project configuration developed in Storage Architect is transferred to the advanced energy storage system providing a seamless transition from pencil-out to power-on.

— Solar Builder magazine

New York to fund $40 million in solar + storage projects

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is making $40 million in funding available to support solar projects that integrate energy storage, accelerating progress toward New York’s energy storage target of 1,500-megawatts by 2025. These projects will build toward Governor Cuomo’s mandate that 50 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 to combat climate change and build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system.

“As we continue our aggressive pursuit of clean, renewable technologies, funding for projects like this will ensure New York remains at the forefront of the global fight against climate change,” Governor Cuomo said. “The strategic pairing of energy storage and solar technologies moves us closer to building a clean energy economy that protects critical natural resources and benefits all New Yorkers.”

These funds will be the first storage incentive funds made available since the release of the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap in June. By offering a new incentive for solar-plus-storage projects for the commercial and industrial sectors, including community solar gardens, the storage component will ensure that renewable energy is shifted to times of highest customer usage, such as afternoon hours on summer days. Solar-plus-storage helps reduce consumer energy bills and improves the value of renewable energy to the grid. In addition, paired solar and storage systems can deliver lower costs to consumers by taking advantage of expiring federal tax credits, combining the permitting and interconnection processes, and utilizing less space by co-locating on the same sites.

— Solar Builder magazine