With every natural disaster and large-scale power outage in the news, people are thinking more seriously about how to achieve energy independence. As extreme heat, wildfires or winter storms pressure utility grids, there’s an urgency to find local solutions. A backup generator is no longer enough. Energy customers are looking for sustainability but also stability. That’s where microgrids co...

The Situation: Blackouts and Power Outages Still thinking of backup power as one of those once-in-a-decade needs? Think again. Back in February 2021 the U.S. was slammed with three severe winter storms, back to back. Parts of Texas were colder than Anchorage, Alaska and due to a “perfect storm” of weather factors and (ahem) questionable decisions, this resulted in a massive state-wide el...

Battery storage is the fastest growing market segment in solar, creating new markets as well as solar retrofit expansion opportunities across the USA for renewable projects large and small. Batteries allow the solar array to maximize savings on the electric bill and provide backup power during grid outages. Every offgrid solar array includes a battery, but an increasing number of grid-tied cus...

The ongoing wildfires devastating California and parts of the northwest and the tumultuous hurricane season now underway in the southeast, will likely mark 2020 as a year of reckoning in the fight against climate change. Although you may not live in a natural disaster hotspot, you likely have experienced a power outage; a storm or driver hits a neighborhood utility pole and just like that, lig...