County of Marin - News Releases - Battery Storage

For Immediate Release
November 05, 2020

Plug Into Free Webinars on Battery Storage

Two sessions include Q&A with energy efficiency experts

San Rafael, CA – With tragic wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events becoming routine in the greater Bay Area, more Marin County residents are looking into ways to keep the lights on when the power goes out. One strategy is to install battery backup systems.

A photo of a smartphone and a small speaker plugged into a wall socket.Get your tech questions answered at two free webinars about battery storage options.

However, like most home improvement projects, it’s not one-size-fits-all and requires a bit of research. Residents can get their tech questions answered at two free webinars coordinated by the Marin County Sustainability Team. Register for one of the two free sessions:

  • Saturday, November 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 9, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The webinars will be led by Martin Herzfeld, a certified solar and battery trainer. There will be a basic overview of battery backup technology, cost information and return on investment, a comparison between battery storage and traditional gas generators, how battery systems work with solar photovoltaic systems, home energy efficiency, and the incentive programs that can help pay for these types of home improvement projects.

The webinars are sponsored by the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) and the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN). The Sustainability Team staff works to support healthy, safe and sustainable communities while preserving Marin’s environmental heritage. The team has developed programs to promote renewable energy, address climate change, encourage green building, recognize green businesses and implement energy efficiency projects in County schools, special districts and cities and towns. The policies and programs will ensure that Marin is healthy, vibrant and sustainable for many generations into the future.

Learn more about sustainability programs for residents on the Sustainability Team’s webpage.


Kellen Dammann
Sustainability Team Technician
Community Development Agency

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-2698
Email: Kellen Dammann
CDA Sustainability website