The Swell

The Numbers Are In: The Immediate Success Of Tesla’s Solar Home Batteries

Andrew Meyer
Home Battery
March 9, 2016
Elon Musk’s unveiling of the new Tesla Powerwall solar home battery was followed by months of anticipation, with households and businesses worldwide waiting for a chance to install the state-of-the-art home energy technology. The time has come for Musk and the Tesla team to report back with this quarter’s numbers. The verdict? Business is good.

California Grid Vulnerabilities Heighten Need For Solar Power And Energy Storage

Anna Gretz
Energy
March 3, 2016
Our country’s current electrical grid system is not well-protected from a variety of elements, from forest fires to cyber attacks. The clear, most elegant solution? The widespread use of solar power, and energy storage.

Tesla’s Powerwall Is In The House: A First Look At Tesla’s Home Battery Installations

Andrew Meyer
Home Battery
February 26, 2016
Anticipation has been mounting since Tesla Motors unveiled their new home battery, the Powerwall. Now, the sleek new solar energy storage technology is finally showing up in homes around the globe. Here’s a first look at Elon Musk’s Powerwall home battery in action.

Now, It’s More Important Than Ever To Store Your Own Solar Energy

Anna Gretz
Home Battery
February 23, 2016
If home batteries were a great idea before, their absolutely essential now.

California’s Sgip Is Bringing Net Zero Homes Into The Mainstream

Andrew Meyer
Sustainability
February 16, 2016
California is home to almost half of all of the net-zero homes in the country, leading the US toward a more energy efficient future. California’s impressive number of net-zero homes has a lot to do with the Self-Generation Incentive Program, or SGIP, a program that is providing huge financial incentives to Californians who who want to install solar energy storage in the form of home batteries.