Why Energy Storage Will Be a Boon for Residential Solar Installers
The big difference between solar panels and energy storage for installers is the ongoing operation. Selling and financing those energy storage systems could be a big business for installers, potentially doubling the revenue opportunity of each solar sale. I think the three to watch in this space are Tesla, Sunrun, and SunPower: They'll be the companies doing the most to control energy storage systems long term. Tesla's push into energy storage is all about learning how to control the storage systems.