Washington, DC [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] GridPoint announced that GridPoint Connect won the Most Innovative Product Award in Green Builder Magazine’s 2006 Best of Show Awards at the National Green Building Conference (NGBC), held in March. Made for renewable energy customers, GridPoint Connect is a grid-tied battery backup product that integrates and converts energy from solar panels into electricity that can be used immediately or stored within the product for future use. GridPoint Connect was also selected as a critical component of the BASF Better Home, Better Planet Initiative: Near Zero Energy House, to be unveiled April 26 in Paterson, New Jersey. The product is the hub for a home’s solar technologies. The BASF home’s performance, ecologically sound building and solar technologies make it 80 percent more energy efficient and faster to build than a traditional house, as well as environmentally friendly, affordable and disaster resistant. Selected by the U.S. Green Building Council’s pilot testing for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes (LEED-H) rating system, the home is Energy Star certified and supports New Jersey’s Solar Initiative Program.