The Swell

Extended Net Metering Is Great News For California Solar. Home Batteries Make It Even Better

Andrew Meyer
Home Battery
December 15, 2015
In California, the Public Utilities Commission has proposed an extension to California’s Net Metering program, which gives grid-connected solar customers financial credit for the energy they feed back into the grid. Here's what this means for the future of solar and home batteries.

Itc And Net Metering Extended? Big Day For Solar And Home Batteries

Andrew Meyer
Energy
December 15, 2015
A very exciting day for solar and storage today, with a proposed extension of both Net Metering and ITC.

Hoog Dalem: An Entire Neighborhood Off The Grid Using Solar Energy Storage

Andrew Meyer
Sustainability
December 11, 2015
Welcome to renewable energy heaven: Hoog Dalem, Netherlands.

How Real Is Ted Koppel's Threat Of Total Grid Shutdown? Very Real. But Home Batteries Can Help.

Andrew Meyer
Energy
December 3, 2015
The facts are clear: the grid is vulnerable, but you don’t have to be. Here’s what you need to know about Ted Koppel’s perspective on grid vulnerability, and how you can keep your household out of the dark with your own energy storage in the form of a home battery.

Why We’re At A Crucial Point In The 6000 Year Story Of Solar Energy

Anna Gretz
Off The Grid
November 29, 2015
John Perlin’s new book, Let it Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy lets us in on the rich and fascinating history of humanity’s use of the sun as a source of power. In a world that is reaching a major turning point in the way we generate and use energy, learning about the history of solar energy can help educate and direct the future of the solar energy growth.