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GMP-installed Tesla Batteries and Home Solar Arrays Save Money for Everyone

George Harvey

Green Mountain Power (GMP), which provides electric utility services for roughly three-quarters of the people of Vermont, has reported significant savings from the growth of net-metered solar power and installations of Tesla Powerwall batteries, which it subsidized. In fact, during a heatwave in August it saved $600,000 because of the combination […]

Simpliphi Lithium Batteries: Storing Solar Power in Our Neck of the Woods

Fabrizio’s home at Windy Ridge Orchards nearNorth Haverhill, New Hampshire.

New system at Fabrizio’s home.

By John Hassell

Simpliphi lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) batteries are making their way into residential and small business renewable energy applications in the North Country. Let’s take a look at a few residential systems […]

FREE Tesla Powerwalls for 100 GMP Low-income Families with Health Concerns

Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and […]

New Program Offers Free, Innovative Powerwall Batteries For 100 Low Income Vermonters with Health Concerns

$150,000 VLITE Grant Will Ensure Power Reliability for Qualifying Low Income GMP Customers

COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in […]

Sonnen Batteries

This recent sonnen battery installation in New Hampshire is an ECO-12. It provides continuous 8,000 watt output along with 12kWh of standby capacity. It can be charged by the home’s 7.8 kilowatt AC solar array, the grid, or a back-up generator. Photo courtesy of Granite State Solar.

By George Harvey

In a […]

How Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries are Easier on the Environment

By Danielle Ferguson

Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have many characteristics that make them superior to other battery technologies. They are lightweight and versatile. They have a long lifespan and a fast recharge rate. They can also withstand cold, heat, collision, and mishandling during charging and discharging without risk of combustion.

But […]

The Disruption has Begun

Batteries are starting to wreck the hopes of fossil fuels

By George Harvey

The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) is a big battery in South Australia. At any given instant, it can provide 100 megawatts (MW) of power. It can keep up a discharge of 70 MW for about ten minutes, and 30 MW […]

GOT WATER – GOT POWER?

What do you do when the power goes out?

Even if you have Solar PV system, if it is grid tied there is not much you can do but wait it out, or perhaps there is…

This presentation offers two innovative solutions for your water and power needs during a power outage;

Dan Foster – […]

Battery Storage to Recharge the Clean Energy Transition – New Report

Clean Energy Group makes the case for battery storage as an emerging opportunity to transform all sectors of the economy

A report released today by the national nonprofit Clean Energy Group (CEG) sets out actions that activists and foundations can take to accelerate the clean energy transition with battery storage. The free […]

Green Mountain Power Offers New “Bring Your Own Device” Program to Cut Energy Peaks

Home Battery Storage Owners Can Reduce Energy Costs for All Customers Through GMP’s “BYOD” Program Green Mountain Power (GMP) has announced a new program to partner with customers to reduce costs during high energy use times. During peak times such as cold winter nights, GMP will share access with customers’ home or business battery storage […]