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Battery System Helping Off-Grid Installations

Dual pole mounted solar arrays and a beautiful Central Vermont backdrop. The mini split heat pumps in this home keep this array hard at work.

George Harvey

Without doubt, there are still some among us who think of off-grid living, with solar electricity, in terms of very small and very primitive […]

Tesla Solar Roof withstands 155 mph winds, Powerwall survives hours-long underwater ordeal

By Simon Alvarez

Tesla products like the company’s electric vehicles are not just known for their sleek looks and bleeding-edge tech — they are also known for their durability. This is one of the reasons why Tesla’s cars like the Model 3 and Model Y have protected occupants from otherwise serious accidents for years.

But […]

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 […]

ViZn Energy Systems Enables 24/7 “Solar Nights” at Lowest Ever Published Cost

Utility scale solar and wind power “on-demand” for 33 percent less than coal

AUSTIN, Texas – July 11, 2017 – ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of utility scale energy storage systems, is working to make the sun shine all night by integrating its zinc iron flow battery storage system for a […]

How Does A Flow Battery Work? – Webinar Invitation

If you’ve ever wanted to know all about how a flow battery operates from A to Zinc, then this is the webinar for you! Friday, December 2, at 12pm CT ViZn Energy will explain everything from the electrodes and electrolytes and how they interact to charge/discharge the batteries to scalability and the types of applications […]

GMP’s Solar Storage Project Becomes First in New England to Use Solar Battery Storage to Reduce Peak Demand

Saves Customers $200,000 in Just One Hour by Reducing Peak Power Demand

Colchester, Vt – Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hill Solar Farm in Rutland, one of the nation’s first micro-grids powered solely by solar and battery back-up, is now the first in the region to use battery storage to reduce peak power usage, benefiting customers […]

Off-Grid in the City

By Maggie Williams

As electrical utilities across the country continue to increase rates and cut back on solar incentive programs, more people than ever are taking their homes off the grid — gaining in energy independence, financial stability, and alleviating the headache of dealing with the local electric company.

Cadillac, Mi – Wind […]

Green Mountain Power to Offer Tesla Home Battery

Distributed storage solution will increase resiliency and deliver reliable, cost-effective energy solutions to customers

Green Mountain Power has announced that it will be one of the first energy companies in the country to offer Tesla’s new home battery, the Powerwall, to customers. Tesla, best known for its groundbreaking, fully electric cars, is taking its electric […]

Do You Understand What this Means?

Will Tesla Change our World?

Tesla Powerwall Battery. Courtesy of Tesla.

By George Harvey

On March 30, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity, set a lot of people buzzing when he tweeted that Tesla would be introducing a new product line, but it would not be cars. Speculation […]

Power Storage Options with Batteries: Tried, True & New

By George Harvey

We hear a lot today about power storage because of the increased use of solar and wind for generating electricity. The explanation for this is that solar and wind are intermittent – the sun is not always shining, and the wind does not always blow.

The fact is that […]