October 5, 2022

Panasonic not too long ago launched their EverVolt house power storage system, with an AC and DC coupled unit that simply can scale as much as 34 kWh and, when coupled with their HIT photo voltaic modules, can energy your house indefinitely if the grid goes down.

Panasonic has been entertaining in your house for a very long time already, however now they wish to be your house’s supply of electrical energy – 24 hours a day. pv journal USA met with the corporate at their sales space whereas at Photo voltaic Energy Worldwide in Utah to study their new power storage choices, and get an replace on their photo voltaic module work.

The above picture, and this text’s featured picture, is of Panasonic’s new EverVolt residential house power storage providing. The {hardware} is available in two flavors – AC coupled and DC coupled – every coupled with one, two or three 5.7 kWh items (which are literally fabricated from two 2.85 kW items) permitting for a complete of simply over 17 kWh of power capability per unit. The power storage inverter can simply be coupled with a second unit, bringing the full to 34 kWh – which is simply bigger than the common US family’s each day electrical energy utilization of ~30 kWh. As properly, should you actually wish to stack it – three inverters may be coupled to convey you over 100 kWh. Add in some photo voltaic modules, and you may comfortably reside indefinitely and not using a energy grid.

The corporate selected to design the {hardware} with with smaller items particularly for the residential market, because the items may be carried and put in by a single installer. The battery packages weigh roughly 50 kilos every, and the case holding them weighs 60 kilos.

The corporate additionally has an app, picture from SPI present beneath, that means that you can perceive what’s happening along with your photo voltaic electrical energy era, and the out there power in your storage answer.

With the {hardware} having each an AC and a DC coupled mode, you possibly can improve your present photo voltaic system and current inverter, or begin recent with a brand new system that is a little more effectivity and DC coupled. Anybody utilizing SolarEdge or Enphase must use the AC coupled model of the unit.

Panasonic makes the battery cells, in reality, they’re among the many world’s largest producers of power storage with 23 GWh of manufacturing unit capability. They’ve a really shut relationship with Tesla, being the expertise underpinning the Nevada Gigafactory. The corporate additionally producers photo voltaic modules in Tesla’s Buffalo manufacturing unit.

And talking of their photo voltaic modules, the corporate makes among the highest high quality merchandise, the heterojunction with intrinsic skinny layer (HIT) photo voltaic module that was doing bifaciality and heterojunction lengthy earlier than it was cool, out there available on the market. At the moment out there merchandise vary from 325 as much as 340 watts, as properly, are available AC-module variations which have Enphase inverters put in to the again of them within the manufacturing unit.

What was actually fascinating to see on the present was a few of their future merchandise (beneath picture) within the pipeline. The corporate sees a again contact 66 cell 410 W / 60 cell 375 W module that can contact 22% effectivity. Coupled with the industries lowest temperature coefficient (manufacturing loss as temperatures enhance), it’ll be one other high quality element to contemplate.

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