Panasonic Corporation of North America announced a new generation of its EVERVOLT Home Battery System — a modular residential storage system that supports both dc and ac coupling in order to support installations with both new or existing solar systems. The new EVERVOLT also includes an home energy management device, which is becoming a key addition to solar + storage systems.
“With the increased focus on clean energy, the EVERVOLT Home Battery System provides homeowners with a new, enhanced solution for energy management that is easy to install and can be used with new and existing solar systems,” said Mukesh Sethi, Director, Solar and Energy Storage, Panasonic Eco Systems North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America.
This fully integrated energy storage solution combines a hybrid inverter, LFP battery and new EVERVOLT SmartBox — the all-in-one home energy management device. It will be available in Fall 2023.
ESS | The new EVERVOLT Home Battery System offers maximum 18 kWh lithium-ion battery capacity. Up to four EVERVOLT Home Batteries can be stacked to a single EVERVOLT SmartBox to achieve up to 30 kW of power and 72 kWh of usable energy. The compact system (1.31 sq ft footprint) can also be installed indoors or outdoors and can be mounted to either the floor or wall. You can oversize the PV system and exceed inverter capacity by 200%.
EVERVOLT SmartBox | This is the home energy management device that connects homeowners to the battery, home loads, grid, and solar system. The SmartBox switches to the battery backup for supply of electricity during a power outage or grid failure and enables homeowners to control up to six loads (appliances connected to an electrical panel) allowing them to optimize and extend backup power use for their most critical power needs.
Warranty | It is protected by a twelve-year warranty. That EVERVOLT AllGuard All System Warranty bundles protection and coverage for the EVERVOLT solar system, making claims easier for installers and homeowners. When installed by a Panasonic Authorized Installer, it offers customers comprehensive protection covering product, performance and labor across all major systems and components of the solar installation.
Additional features of the new EVERVOLT Home Battery System include:
- Up to 15.2 kW of solar can be connected to three maximum power point trackers (MPPT)
- Up to 7.6 kW of continuous backup power in a single EVERVOLT Home Battery System
- Multiple operating modes, including back-up mode, self-use mode, time-of-use mode and custom modes which can be set through the mobile app
- UL9540A unit level thermal runaway certification
- Black-start functionality to restart your system with solar power after a long outage
- Compatible with generators of up to 125A for long power outages
- Generator integration with 80A capacity using backup interface
- Maximum 160A ac current means more appliances running nonstop
- Can use both 120V and 240V (no transformer needed)
The enhanced EVERVOLT app allows homeowners to track battery levels, view energy consumption data, and view alerts and instructions on how to troubleshoot errors. In addition, the EVERVOLT Home Battery System can receive firmware updates in real time via over-the-air (OTA) software for continuous optimization.
Bonus for Panasonic’s Authorized Installers
To create a seamless educational experience for Panasonic’s Authorized Installers, Panasonic is launching an upgraded learning platform, with several new features:
• Organizes and automatically tracks training progress and certificates
• Alerts installers when additional training is available or necessary
• Mobile app component with product and information guides available for easy field reference
This enhanced user experience will simplify education and training, leaving more time for installers to focus on their businesses.
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