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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.

10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar and Storage in 2018

December 27, 2017

It’s getting harder to separate solar from storage. Barry Cinnamon shares his predictions on the future of these technologies.

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.

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.

Is Tesla’s Popularity Stretching the Company’s Battery Supplies Too Far?

October 3, 2017

High-profile battery deployments have made Tesla famous. But they’re also affecting the company’s supply chain.

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

November 17, 2015

Section 25 of the federal residential Investment Tax Credit drops to zero…

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

August 31, 2017

Barry Cinnamon and his team document real-world experience with behind-the-meter storage systems. In this edition: SolarEdge’s StorEdge system.

Running the Numbers for Tesla’s Solar Roof: How Much Will It Cost You?

 

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.