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Celebrating the Innovation Behind a Product: A Recap of the 2016 Edison Awards

This month, we were honored by the 2016 Edison Awards with a Silver award for our innovation in Energy & Sustainability for the PHI 2.6 High-Output Battery. “Our judges recognized SimpliPhi Power as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. Like any early-stage technology company we have overcome many challenges in the development and commercialization of our high-performance power storage solutions. Typically, these critical accomplishments are not met...
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How to Sell Energy Storage, Manage Customer Expectations & Optimize Security

Step-by-step assessing & meeting the needs of the customer leads to energy storage installations that provide long term value and energy security.
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SimpliPhi Power Makes the TOP 100 Companies in Energy Storage News and Solar Business Focus for 2016

SimpliPhi Power excited to see we’ve made Solar Media’s Energy Storage 100. Profiled on page 19 of the report, honored to be in such prestigious company.
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10 Questions Solar Installers Should Ask When Buying a Battery

With new storage options frequently coming to the market, understanding and comparing them can be confusing. But contractors can learn a lot by inquiring about the right things. Here are 10 questions solar installers should ask manufacturers before buying a battery.
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SimpliPhi Participates in RAND Symposium – Policy Options for Better Service Outcomes from the Future Electric Grid

Policy Options for Better Service Outcomes from the Future Electric Grid, the RAND Symposium explores questions facing the electric power system.
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Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Energy Storage – Part Two

In last month’s issue, Part One of this series began covering how checking a few simple performance metrics can help you calculate the true costs and benefits of competing energy storage systems.
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CTO Technical Q&A: Pairing Energy Storage with Microinverters

CTO Stuart Lennox on how microinverters and SimpliPhi’s energy storage solution play well with each other.
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Cheap Lithium-ion Batteries in Hoverboards Raise the Spectre of Thermal Runaway Again

Over the holiday season Hoverboards emerged as the year’s “must-have” gift for consumers. This fad frenzy spurred cheap knock-offs with defective batteries that started fires in nine states, even bursting into flames under rider’s feet. Airlines moved quickly into action and banned the devices on their flights. While media reports place the blame on lower cost knockoffs or improper charging that allows the batteries to overheat, we are willing to say this year’s hottest gift (literally) became persona non grata...
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Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Energy Storage – Part One

When comparing battery options, be it lead acid, lithium ion, zinc bromide, flow, or others, it is imperative to understand the true cost of energy over time. That’s called the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).
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Energy Storage Tech Talk, with SimpliPhi CTO Stuart Lennox

Stuart Lennox – CTO At SimpliPhi Power, we know that our innovative energy storage technologies sometimes leave people wondering, “How do they achieve such performance results?” So we sat down with our Founder and CTO, Stuart Lennox, for some insights into how he built such an impressive energy storage solution. 1. Why did you stop using cobalt and switch to LFP in your battery chemistry? When we started the company in 2002, there was only one lithium-ion (LI) chemistry, Lithium Cobalt Oxide...
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