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Solar + Storage Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Step-Down

2019: the Last Year to Access the Full 30% ITC Since its inception in 2005, the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) has enabled homeowners and businesses to save thousands of dollars on their solar+storage systems across the U.S. However, lawmakers have established a “step-down” schedule to drop the tax credit for business to a permanent 10 percent, and slowly phase out the residential credit entirely. Current and future solar energy system owners only have until the end of 2019...
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Virginia Tech's futureHAUS at the Solar Decathlon in Dubai, powered by the sun and SimpliPhi batteries. Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech

Pleasant Surprises

In the early years of our company, I derived immense satisfaction from the fact that I knew exactly where all our products and were being deployed.
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The Puerto Rico/SimpliPhi Power Nexus: Questions for Catherine Von Burg

Catherine’s in Puerto Rico for the Clinton Global Initiative conference w/SimpliPhi’s Troy Daniels, who’s training installers on building resilience w/PHI batteries
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Mobile Battery Producer SimpliPhi Power Aims to Light Up World from New Oxnard Facility


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Agricultural SimpliPhi Microgrid Saves Family $500,000!

This family saved $500,000 by opting for a containerized solar power + SimpliPhi energy storage solution to power their ranch instead of trenching lines for a grid connection. Another testament to the value of distributed renewable energy assets! Shout out to Pure Power Solutions on this high quality installation!
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Understand the Pros and Cons of Software and Communications Decisions

At times, it is optimal to have connected devices in place. At other times, it creates another point of failure. As is true in every industry today, solar installations are becoming smarter and more connected by leveraging the power of real-time data, remote controls and responsiveness to improve project and product performance. Project owners and financing partners cheer software platforms that enable sophisticated communications. Without question, software and communications can play an important role in many storage projects. First and foremost,...
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Design a Battery Bank to Grow with Your Customers

Whether residential or commercial, energy needs and usage inevitably evolve over time — most often with power loads and required energy increasing as operations or families grow. With that reality in mind, the ability to deliver energy storage solutions that can scale and expand in sync with an end customer’s needs is an important installation selling point. Understanding scalability Battery size and modularity can make a big difference when it comes to project scalability, optimization and ease of installation, but not every...
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SimpliPhi Power Moves into Oxnard Manufacturing Facility


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Demand Charge Management Tips for the Commercial, Industrial Segment

Storage solutions must be customized to align with the specific power or energy demands of a commercial or industrial customer. It’s no secret that commercial energy users in every industry are seeking to reduce energy costs today and achieve long-term cost predictability for the future as utilities implement increasingly unfavorable rate structures. Energy storage provides a powerful, multifaceted solution to lock in rates and achieve power security. Savings opportunities Energy storage can provide a significant ROI when it comes to utility bill...
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