Orison Named Top 10 Finalist in American-Made Solar Prize

April 1, 2020

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Orison Named Top 10 Finalist in American-Made Solar Prize

April 1, 2020 by

After successfully making it through the first and second stages of the competition, Orison is now competing against nine other remaining companies in the third and final round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Solar Prize contest. The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million competition that encourages bright minds to deliver technology innovations in the solar […]

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Orison is a Semifinalist in the American-Made Solar Prize Set! Contest

March 23, 2020 by

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s American-Made Challenges has named Orison a Solar Prize Round 2 semifinalist. Orison is one of 20 semifinalist teams selected from over 125 applicants to continue onto the Set! Contest of the American-Made Solar Prize. We are excited to join a movement of problem solvers. Watch our […]

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Orison Benefits

November 18, 2019 by

By Lee Krevat CEO of Krevat Energy Innovations Founder/Host of The Climate Champions Podcast Introduction This article focuses on the benefits of the Orison Energy Storage Solution (Orison). Compared to other residential energy storage systems, Orison provides an installed base system at less than one fifth the cost of other systems. Orison can grow to any size […]

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Changing Energy Forever

January 11, 2018 by

I have always been a problem solver. I see macro level problems, such as the mismatch between utility generation and times of great energy demand, and have clarity around how to address or fix those issues. At Orison, we are working to address the utility demand issue, enabling peak energy at any given point. An energy storage solution that helps utilities move from […]

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Preparing for Utility Rate Changes: How Orison Can Help You

January 11, 2018 by

If you’re anything like me, you usually think of what your electricity usage is costing you about once a month—when you get your bill in the mail. After opening your bill, you immediately go on a campaign to reduce your overall usage…starting by telling everyone in the house to turn off the lights! In some […]

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Three Principles of Sustainable Business

January 8, 2018 by

As published on Meeting of the Minds. Over the past 15 years working in the sustainability industry I have witnessed many businesses sacrifice environmental goals to uphold quality and profit. Although sustainable resources and green technologies abound, increasing return on investment while achieving and maintaining meaningful sustainable development practices and environmental stewardship ideals is a […]

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Orison Recognized as a HIVE 50 Innovator for 2017

December 12, 2017 by

Orison was selected as a HIVE 50 Innovator for 2017 by Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. This honor was recognized at the HIVE conference, short for Housing Innovation, Vision & Economics, at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown December 6-7, 2017, […]

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Orison Selected as a Finalist for CONNECT’s 30th Annual Most Innovative New Product Awards

November 15, 2017 by

Orison has been selected as a finalist in CONNECT’s Most Innovative New Product Awards in its Cleantech, Sustainability, and Energy category . CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, continues its thirty-year tradition of celebrating innovation leaders in the local San […]

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Orison’s Eric Clifton Presents at Intersolar North America 2017

July 12, 2017 by

On July 12, 2017, Orison’s founder & CEO Eric Clifton presented at Intersolar North America, as a panelist in the session entitled “Smart Renewable Energy: Digitalisation, Energy Clouds, Big Data.” Cloud Controlled Energy for a Smart Renewable World Every day the need for an evolved electricity grid increases, while clean energy movements gain more ground. […]

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Orison’s Eric Clifton Speaks at IoT World 2017

May 17, 2017 by

In May 2017, Orison’s founder & CEO Eric Clifton presented at the Internet of Things World conference, as a panelist on both the Smart Cities track and the Smart Home track. IoT World 2017’s Smart Cities track session entitled “Looking into the future: Smart Cities Utilities Infrastructure” covered: Smart electric power solutions for smart cities Smart gear and devices to enhance connectivity Advanced […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, March 24

March 24, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE  Energy Manager: Chicago Suburb Selected for Community Energy Storage Pilot In the Chicago suburb of Beecher, Illinois, Commonwealth Edison has launched a Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot to investigate the value of battery technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly during extreme weather […]

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Orison Named Finalist of The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards – Fast Company

March 21, 2017 by

Orison is honored to be recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the Energy category finalists in its first annual World Changing Ideas Awards. Fast Company is devoted to writing about the people and companies making positive and world-changing differences in business. World Changing Ideas Awards honor groundbreaking social impact companies, products, policies, designs, […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, March 10

March 10, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE  Greentech Media: In Shift to Longer-Duration Applications, US Energy Storage Installations Grow 100% in 2016 Led by a record-breaking fourth quarter, energy storage deployments in the United States totaled 336 megawatt-hours in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s U.S Energy Storage Monitor 2016 […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 24

February 24, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE  Greentech Media: C&I Storage Expected to Grow Threefold in Germany and the UK by 2021 Germany and the U.K. could see a combined 210 megawatt-hours of commercial and industrial (C&I) storage installed per year by 2021, new research shows. The volume of installations would represent an almost tenfold increase on the roughly 22 megawatt-hours […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 17

February 17, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE  Oilprice.com: Energy Storage Set To Boom In 2017  Three new storage plants are in the works and they’re unlike anything before. The plants will be completely reliant on lithium ion storage…These plants will reduce the number of blackouts due to power shortage at peak hours and prevent loss of power generated but not used. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 10

February 9, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE  PV Magazine: Report shows France will triple storage capacity by 2020 The report’s overall finding is that France’s installed capacity for energy storage will triple by 2020, thus exceeding the 100 MW limit. New self-consumption regulations, the opening of the ancillary services market and a new tender for 50 MW of PV+storage on […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 3

February 3, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE Greentech Media: Germany’s Banner Year for Big Batteries Germany leads Europe — and much of the world — when it comes to battery storage. Domestic storage-plus-solar continues to boom, thanks in part to incentives from KfW, the state-owned bank. And according to a recent study, there’s about to be a surge in larger, […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 27

January 27, 2017 by

ORISON  Nanalyze: 10 Companies Selling Home Batteries  …Orison received a lot of press for being one of the first home batteries to plug directly into an outlet, alleviating the need for expensive installation. Using the cloud to access their own network, Orison units automatically store energy when rates are low and use stored energy when rates […]

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What to Do About Increased Electricity Costs

January 26, 2017 by

Time-of-use (TOU) is a pricing scheme under which utilities charge customers according to what time of the day they use energy. Under this model, utilities charge lower rates during hours of the day when people are not using much electricity, and then raise prices when electricity is at peak demand. One of the primary purposes […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 20

January 20, 2017 by

ORISON  Greentech Media: Energy Storage Startup Speed Pitch: Orison, Moixa, Kisensum …”The most compelling thing about Orison is that we’ve gotten rid of all of the soft costs — no permits, no interconnect agreement and no electrician. We ship it to your door, you place it in your home and you plug it in.” ENERGY […]

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A Day in the Life of Orison Energy Storage

January 17, 2017 by

So what does Orison do when it isn’t saving the day during a blackout? On a typical day, as you pass Orison on your way to make your morning cup of coffee, or head to the office to get started on the work day, you don’t have to do anything. Orison is configured to respond […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 13

January 13, 2017 by

ORISON  Greentech Media: Here’s Every Company That Entered the US Energy Storage Game in 2016 …The company is pitching storage as a true home appliance: The two options, a sleek wall panel or a standing unit that looks more like a futuristic lamp, simply plug into a wall socket and store energy for that circuit. […]

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The True Nature of Plug-and-Play

January 10, 2017 by

Before you hopped on to your computer to read this article, you didn’t have to first program your computer to use your mouse, right? You can thank Windows 95 because 22 years ago computer users had no choice but to spend significant amounts of time entering the proper configurations to use their external devices with […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 6

January 6, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE JDSupra Business Advisor: Massachusetts DOER to Set Energy Storage Targets On December 27, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced that it is prudent for the Commonwealth to adopt an energy storage target for electric companies to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by January 1, 2020. […]

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When the Power is Out, Orison is On

January 3, 2017 by

Imagine getting through a blackout without having to burn all of your candles, eat all the ice cream in your freezer before it melts, or run a noisy generator to power your home. With Orison, you can save your ice cream for later! Every day Orison is on the alert for blackout notifications from the […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 30

December 30, 2016 by

ENERGY STORAGE  Bloomberg: A Testing Ground for Energy Storage in the Shadow of Mt. Fuji A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan’s leading companies trying to develop technologies such as spinning flywheels and fuel cells. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is […]

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Advanced Energy Economy’s 2016 Year in Review Highlights

December 29, 2016 by

On December 15th, 2016, Advanced Energy Economy hosted a one hour webinar to review major energy events from the last year, and to discuss 2017 prospects. The webinar featured positive updates as well as promising predictions regarding federal and state policy initiatives, a summation of the AEE’s 21st Century Electricity System (21CES) program’s progress, and […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 23

December 23, 2016 by

ENERGY STORAGE Greentech Media: Lessons From 40 Years of Electricity Market Transformation: Storage Is Coming Faster Than You Think What do Gerald Ford, a fossil-fuel plant on the Houston Ship Channel, the second-largest utility in Vermont, and the California legislature have in common? They each ushered in a major national market transformation in the U.S. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 16

December 16, 2016 by

ORISON Consumer Electronics Net: DDSTUDIO Design Thinking Approach Nets GOOD DESIGN® 2016 Awards for 3 Clients Orison energy storage is recognized by GOOD DESIGN®. The Orison Tower and Orison Panel store energy and intelligently power a home or business with the first ever plug-and-play solution. Whether energy comes from the grid or solar, users can control when […]

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Orison Energy Storage Wins GOOD DESIGN™ 2016 Award

December 13, 2016 by

Orison is pleased to announce that our energy storage products are a recipient of the 2016 Good Design Award. Orison energy storage was invented by our founder and CEO Eric Clifton, and designed with DDSTUDIO, a premier design firm founded in 1984 by Charles Curbbun.  We teamed up with DDSTUDIO to apply design-thinking principles to our […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 9

December 9, 2016 by

Energy Storage News The Mercury News: Batteries included – home charging begins to spread …Orison – The San Diego start-up has introduced 2.2 kilowatt hour panels for home use. The company says the batteries’ design lends itself to home decor as well as storage. Starting at $1,600, it’s aimed at urban dwellers and simple to install […]

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Orison Presents at U.S. Energy Storage Summit

December 5, 2016 by

“Looking for Answers in a Tumultuous Time for Energy Storage?” The headline of Greentech Media writer Julian Spector’s article was followed by the subtitle: “The 2016 Energy Storage Summit is the place to find them.” Spector continues his article to recount events, policies, and business actions of 2016 that have and will directly influence energy […]

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Passing of our Colleague and Friend Michael Emanuel

December 2, 2016 by

It is with a heavy heart that we write the devastating news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Michael Emanuel. Michael passed away on November 30th, 2016 in San Diego after significant injuries from attempting to stop a runaway car. Michael was a visionary member of our team. He supported Orison in […]

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CSE – Increasing Expertise in California and Beyond

November 3, 2016 by

Orison enjoyed the opportunity to join hundreds of other sustainable energy leaders in San Diego on Thursday, October 27 in celebrating the Center for Sustainable Energy’s 20th Anniversary! Since CSE started in 1996, they have administered more than $765 million in rebates for sustainable energy programs, incentivized 345 MW of renewable energy, supported programs that […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Sustainable Energy Leadership

October 15, 2016 by

An Interview with Retired Rear Admiral Len Hering, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy On October 27, Orison executives and representatives will attend and sponsor the Center for Sustainable Energy’s (CSE) 20th anniversary celebration. Headquartered in San Diego, CSE is one of the nation’s most trusted nonprofit organizations leading the way for a […]

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