- Energy storage developer Sunverge Energy announced a partnership with PetersenDean Roofing & Solar to supply residential energy storage systems in California, Builder Magazine reports.
- Under the agreement, PetersenDean will pair Sunverge's energy management platform with its rooftop solar arrays to help customers reduce power bills and provide backup power.
- Sunverge and PetersenDean are following a trend of energy storage and rooftop solar providers pairing up for these energy management offerings designed to put more control into the consumers' hands.
More solar installers are partnering up with energy storage providers to introduce management tools to consumers. Sunrun's Brightbox with Tesla and LG batteries is a prime example. And SolarCity, before its takeover by Tesla, also offered the company's products.
As interest in rooftop solar grows and utilities move to time-varying rates, more companies are offering battery and energy management resources as a way to help consumers further reduce bills and provide a source of backup power.
"By combining solar and advanced battery technology with smart software, homeowners can optimize their energy use by balancing consumption of stored and renewable energy while also reducing energy demand,” said Jim Petersen, CEO of PetersenDean Roofing & SolarPetersen in a statement. “Batteries make it possible for homeowners to use stored solar energy during peak times when utility rates are at their highest, which keeps bills lower.”
While private companies are offering these technologies to customers, utilities have also struck up similar partnerships. For instance, National Grid and Sunrun are offering 200 MW of rooftop solar systems, targeting roughly 100,000 single family homes. And Vermont's Green Mountain Power teamed up with Tesla to offer 500 residential storage systems to customers in a pilot program.