Solar House Defies Power Outage at Giant Tech Show

  • 10 January
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CES blackout highlights the vulnerabilities of grid-powered technology.The power and possibility of solar power got a boost today when thousands of CES visitors waited for more than an hour as a blackout struck most of the Las Vegas convention center.Thousands of visitors standing in the vast high-ceiling convention Halls stood stunned as the lights went down. Hundreds of TVs shut off, smart...

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It’s Showtime: Sustainability Symposium 2018 and Flex House at CES Are Here!

  • 09 January
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It’s the beginning of January, which can only mean one thing: CES! Ocean of innovation, CES boasts everything from autonomous cars to smart home devices to virtual reality to wearables to all things mobile. This year, CES doesn’t stand alone—the conference overlaps with Design and Construction week in Orlando, and Green Builder Media’s own Sustainability Symposium, which promises to be the...

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Tabuchi Electric America Donates Solar-Plus-Storage Solutions to Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands Accelerate Power Restoration

  • 05 December
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Tabuchi America, the world’s leading residential hybrid solar-plus-storage manufacturer, announced today that the company is donating their Eco Intelligent Battery System (EIBS) to various organizations in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands impacted by the hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. The plug-and-play system includes a hybrid bi-directional solar inverter, 10 kWh lithium ion batteries,...

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The Rise of Sun-Scaping

  • 30 November
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Until recently, battery powered lawn tools were the exception to combustion-powered monsters. But the tool landscape has shifted; power from solar PV now beats fossil fuels in cost per kilowatt. The result is a tantalizing new possibility: Net-zero landscaping with power tools or what I have dubbed "Sun-Scaping." 

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Green Builder Media Brings Smart Home 2.0 to CES

  • 26 November
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Right-sized living meets next-generation smart house technology in the Flex House on tour at CES January 9-12, 2018,  in Las Vegas. The Flex House, the latest of Green Builder Media’s esteemed VISION House demonstration project series, is designed to help homeowners use exactly the amount of resources they need to live affordably and abundantly without unduly...

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Could Panasonic solar storage system solve Muskoka cottage blackouts?

  • 05 October
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The 1,600-square-foot cottage’s system linked solar panels to an inverter that converted the energy into electricity to power the cottage and charge a lithium-ion battery. The stored energy could offset grid consumption during peak hours or run the cottage during a blackout.The system included both Tabuchi Electric and Panasonic technology. It produced roughly 89 per cent of the energy used at...

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Could Panasonic solar storage system solve Muskoka cottage blackout?

  • 05 October
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The 1,600-square-foot cottage’s system linked solar panels to an inverter that converted the energy into electricity to power the cottage and charge a lithium-ion battery. The stored energy could offset grid consumption during peak hours or run the cottage during a blackout.The system included both Tabuchi Electric and Panasonic technology. It produced roughly 89 per cent of the energy used at...

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US Battery Poncho’s Solar and Tabuchi America Develop Integrated Rooftop Solar PV + Battery Storage Solution for Customer Self-Supply Market in Hawaii

  • 24 September
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Poncho’s Solar and Tabuchi Electric’s Post-NEM (Net Energy Metering) solar PV + storage system contributes to eliminating the purchase of energy from the grid during peak shift/spikes and flattens the Duck Curve. This innovative battery storage solution achieved 100% Renewable energy satisfying all of the residential household energy needs for a Honolulu home for 12 days.

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Achieving 100 Percent Residential Renewables in Hawaii with Solar+Multi-Storage

  • 01 August
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At the 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialty Conference (PVSC-44) on June 29 in Washington, D.C., we presented a paper on our case study based on field data for the past 14 months starting from the June 1, 2016 installation of a 7-kWh solar PV system with a 5.5-kWh inverter from Tabuchi Electric and 10-kWh Li-ion battery. Those components were integrated and tied to the grid in a post-NEM, self-supply...

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Mercom: VCs invested US$480 million in battery energy storage in first half of 2017

  • 24 July
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Having said that, the first half of 2016 only saw US$195 million in project funding for battery energy storage, in three deals, before a handful of large deals in the second half of the year picked up the slack as Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Tabuchi America netted US$200 million and US$300 million respectively.

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