by Stephen Lacey
November 07, 2016

Ever since Superstorm Sandy, more companies have been pushing battery storage as a cleaner alternative to backup generators -- a way to make renewables a source of resilient power.

Batteries are definitely getting cheaper. And they’re good for a lot of applications. But they still aren’t a feasible choice for backup power, argues this week's guest.

In this episode, we're joined by Trevor Wende, the senior director of energy solutions for the Americas at Enphase Energy. Enphase has been exploring how to tie together PV, its microinverters, energy management software and storage into one package. After surveying customers, the company found that batteries still aren't a great option for residential backup power. So what's the sales pitch?

We'll talk about the survey findings, and ask what they mean for how to sell residential batteries.

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