Which Companies Are Active in Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage?

Chart: GTM Research profiles 40 companies that are active in the U.S. behind-the-meter storage market.

Though small, the U.S. behind-the-meter energy storage market already plays host to an array of companies representing different stages of the value chain. These companies bring different types of expertise to the table, with some focusing on one specific area, while others embody a range of service offerings. Read The Article

Video Tour: Tiny Home Teaches Builders About Improving Efficiency

The energy-efficient, automated tiny home by Shelter Dynamics was a big attraction at this year’s PCBC. “The Arc house is a demonstration, but it’s also a direction of smaller, more functional housing,” says James Gregory, founder of Shelter Dynamics. For example, the company was able to provide close to 100-square-feet of additional living space just because of the home’s arced shape. Read The Article

Battery-powered homes

Some people are asking these questions: Can the addition of lithium-ion battery storage systems to residential homes lead to more energy independence for Nevada consumers? How easy is it to live in a battery-powered house? Read The Article

Energy Storage Power Electronics

For decades, off-grid battery-based energy storage systems powered by PV or other renewable energy sources such as wind and small-scale hydroelectric turbines have been cost-effective for many rural and remote residences across the US. The financial case for deploying energy storage in residential grid-connected applications has been a more difficult one to make. However, technological advancements, constrained electric grids with high penetrations of PV systems and the gradual erosion of net energy metering programs across the US may usher in a new era for distributed, grid-connected energy storage systems. Read The Article

GEAR: Adara Power 8.6 kWh Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems

Adara Power offers an 8.6 kWh, 48 VDC energy storage system comprised of lithium-ion nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) cells—the Li-ion chemistry commonly used in electric vehicles. It includes a battery management system (BMS), and is designed to be integrated with the Schneider Electric Conext XW+ 5548-NA battery-based inverter. Read The Article