Solar and Battery

Torture Testing Reveals Modern Solar Panels Are Tougher Than Ever

PVEL stands for PV Evolution Labs. Their speciality is torturing solar panels to determine how tough they are. Every year they publish a report that separates Top Performing panels from those they don’t call Top Performing. This year was no different — except in the ways it wasn’t the same. This time, instead of

How to Pick a Solar Panel and Battery Backup System

Everyone’s looking for a way to keep the lights on when the power goes out. With increasingly intense weather knocking the power grid offline for days at a time in some regions, traditional fossil-fuel–based backup systems—namely portable or permanent generators—seem increasingly unreliable. That’s why residential solar power combined with battery storage (once an esoteric

Solar Battery Storage How Much Does It Cost

If you’re considering a solar battery storage system, you’re likely wondering how much it will cost. The good news is that prices have come down in recent years, and there are a variety of options to choose from. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types of solar battery storage systems

Ukraine Invasion Brings Energy Storage Back Into The Spotlight

An energy crunch is causing higher oil and gas prices. The war in Ukraine caused these prices to soar even higher. As a result, governments on both sides of the Atlantic are racing to build more wind and solar to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Enter energy storage. The UK government is planning to have installed 50

Green Bitcoin mining proof of concept using Tesla solar and battery storage

Tesla’s Megapack battery energy storage system (BESS) solution as well as the company’s solar PV will power a Bitcoin mining facility in a proof of concept (POC) project in the US. Bitcoin mining and services company Blockstream Mining began construction earlier this month on the open-source, solar-powered facility at an undisclosed location. The project

A new record for battery storage

It’s Tuesday, April 5, and the U.S. set a new record for energy storage. U.S. battery storage surged to a new record last year as power grids and property owners added more than 3,500 megawatts of capacity — enough to power roughly 1 million homes for a few hours at a time. That’s more than double

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