By Jonathan Gifford, PV Magazine
In this interview from the Solar Power International trade show, Sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann and Senior VP Blake Richetta talk about the market for backup power, and how this has been influenced by recent disasters. Read the interview here.
- An event in November will be the beginning of the sonnen community in the US.
– Blake Richetta, from Gifford’s interview
- Read more about Sonnen Communities in this Reuters article.
- FAQ: Does a storage battery qualify for the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit?
ANSWER: According to the Bloomberg article, Battery Storage Still Needs Solar for Growth:
On their own, batteries don’t qualify for federal tax credits. But if a storage unit is charged at least 75 percent by solar, it can qualify for at least part of a U.S. subsidy enjoyed by those projects — the investment tax credit, according to David Burton, a New York-based partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
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