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Why Solar is Seeing a Boost During California’s Wildfires
November 7, 2019
Widespread power shutoffs across the Golden State during peak wildfire season have spurred demand for what’s called “solar-plus-storage” as a way for customers to keep their lights on.
10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar and Storage in 2018
It’s getting harder to separate solar from storage. Barry Cinnamon shares his predictions on the future of these technologies.
Is Tesla’s Popularity Stretching the Company’s Battery Supplies Too Far?
High-profile battery deployments have made Tesla famous. But they’re also affecting the company’s supply chain.
Running the Numbers for Tesla’s Solar Roof: How Much Will It Cost You?
November 8, 2016
Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof.
10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar and Storage in 2019
January 3, 2019
Solar veteran Barry Cinnamon lays out his predictions for 2019—but cautions that it’s unwise to be complacent about a rosy solar future.
Product Review: JLM Energy’s MicroStorage Unit for Home Solar-Battery Price Arbitrage
July 3, 2018
Barry Cinnamon and his team document real-world experience with behind-the-meter storage systems. In this edition: JLM Energy’s Phazr MicroStorage device.
More Solar Panels and Battery Storage at Homes Could Prevent Power Failures/
Jul 27, 2017
At 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon in June, I experienced the second power outage at my Silicon Valley home this year. Then, last weekend a transformer explosion…
What If SolarCity Can’t Measure Up To Elon Musk’s Dreams?
June 23, 2016
As Elon Musk prepares to try and beam SolarCity into the Tesla mothership, he may want to lean back in his captain’s chair for a moment and think about what happened to Barry Cinnamon.
Can the Storage Industry Avoid the Same Mistakes as the Solar Industry?
April 3, 2018
From bad products to poor planning, solar companies have a lot to teach battery companies.
Product Review: StorEdge Solar and Energy Storage System
Barry Cinnamon and his team document real-world experience with behind-the-meter storage systems. In this edition: SolarEdge’s StorEdge system.
Product Review: Enphase Battery Storage System
June 14, 2017
Barry Cinnamon and his team document real-world experience with behind-the-meter storage systems. In this edition: Enphase.
Here’s What It Would Take for Solar Installers to Adapt to a World Without the ITC
Section 25 of the federal residential Investment Tax Credit drops to zero…