The 36 megawatt-hours of residential energy storage installed in the United States during Q1 is the latest in a year of accelerating growth rates, driven by policies in California and Hawaii.
As reported by EnergySage, 74% of residential solar power customers have an interest in energy storage. And while one can always debate whether expressing interest in a poll will ever turn into actual money being spent, this is not the only data point. In May, Arizona’s Salt River Project Water and Power launched a residential energy storage incentive with 4,500 spots available. With only one month elapsed since then, there are now 2,097 reservations remaining.
This trend appears to be reflected nationally. GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s Q1 2018 US Energy Storage Monitor shows 35.8 megawatt-hours (MWh) of grid connected residential energy storage installed in the United States during the first quarter of 2018.
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