What’s Driving the Residential Battery Surge?


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The market for home batteries is picking up.

Residential storage capacity installations outpaced utility-scale installations in the second quarter of this year. There were more residential batteries installed in Q2 than in all of 2017.

So what’s driving the mini-boom?

Residential storage doesn’t mirror other technologies like solar. It’s more of an emotional sell — and there are a lot different value propositions that contribute to battery sales.

In this episode, Shayle Kann talks with GTM Staff Writer Julian Spector about the latest trends in residential storage.

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