December 8, 2022

Japanese multinational Panasonic has unveiled a brand new li-ion house battery storage product within the US market, a second tackle the present EverVolt providing in America that gives two new vitality storage capability choices – huge and larger – and permits for AC and DC coupling.

The EverVolt 2.0 was launched on Thursday within the US as the newest addition to its Complete House Power Answer choices, with enhancements for larger customisation and a “handy modular footprint and weatherproof design.”

The AC and DC coupling is new – beforehand there was an either-or choice – permitting the batteries to work with each new and current rooftop photo voltaic methods, with back-up energy, on and off-grid. The EverVolt 2.0 gives steady energy output of seven.6kW off-grid and 9.6kW with grid.

On vitality storage capability, the 2 new choices are 17.1kWh (EVHB-L6) or 25.65kWh (EVHB-L9) of usable capability, per system, which suggests Panasonic is anticipating households within the US to put in larger and larger photo voltaic methods and purpose for greater and better independence from the grid.

As much as 12kW of photo voltaic might be tied to every EverVolt inverter – for each supplying to the masses and charging the batteries – which is round double the typical residential rooftop system measurement in Australia, in the meanwhile.

By way of look, the EverVolt 2.0 is made up of the floor-standing battery cupboard and a hybrid sensible inverter with 4 MPPTs, and Panasonic says it gives easy set up and versatile placement both inside or exterior (not a factor in Australia, however the out of doors ranking bodes properly).

A modular design permits householders to tailor their vitality storage resolution to their wants; as much as three methods might be stacked collectively to acquire extra energy output and vitality storage capability, the corporate says.

The system additionally gives a spread of “working modes,” together with back-up mode, residential mode, time-of-use mode and customized modes which might be set by the system proprietor.

“Improvements in vitality storage have by no means been extra thrilling – and vital – than they’re as we speak,” mentioned Mukesh Sethi, director of Photo voltaic and Power Storage at Panasonic.

“As a part of our ongoing dedication to offering top-notch photo voltaic and storage options for householders, the Panasonic EverVolt 2.0 boasts new options that not solely meet the wants of energy-conscious householders however helps broader sustainability objectives,” Sethi mentioned.

“The not too long ago introduced federal objectives for nationwide photo voltaic adoption, paired with customers’ rising want for resiliency, solely underscore the need for photo voltaic and storage options like this.”

In Australia, Panasonic at the moment gives only one non-scalable residential battery storage system, the li-ion AC coupled, 8kWh LJ-SK84A (2kW output) – which is three battery modules, management electronics and a wise inverter housed in a “standalone ‘multi functional’ heavy responsibility metallic cupboard.

Whether or not extra choices from Panasonic will make it to the Australian market stays to be seen, however so long as demand stays pretty low in Australia it’s unlikely such huge methods because the Enervolt 2.0 could be added to the native portfolio.

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