When the power goes out, will you be ready? The emerging battery storage market will offer solar homeowners peace of mind during outages and natural disasters, while safeguarding against spikes in electricity rates. The cutting-edge products available to us in the Pacific Northwest aren’t quite ready for prime time--yet. Several companies are planning major product releases in the coming months, and we...

Editor’s Note: A&R Solar continues to monitor the evolving battery storage market. In addition to waiting for the Tesla Powerwall to become available to installers in the Pacific Northwest, we are also researching other companies that offer similar systems. While the Tesla Powerwall dominates in the media, a competitor is quietly gaining ground in the U.S. storage market. Sonnen, a Germany company...