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SimpliPhi Releases Plug-and-Play Energy Storage System for Hawaii

30 August 2016

SimpliPhi Power is working with solar installers in Hawaii to introduce a complete plug-and-play energy storage system that can be integrated into new and existing solar installations both on and off the grid.

The storage system uses SimpliPhi’s battery technology combined with a Schneider Electric inverter charge controller, associated power electronics and system management in one box. The system eliminates the need for any ventilation or active cooling requirements, meaning it can be installed both outside and inside, the company says.

The energy storage system combines battery technology with inverter charge controller, power electronics and system management in one box. Source: SimpliPhi Power   The energy storage system combines battery technology with inverter charge controller, power electronics and system management in one box. Source: SimpliPhi Power The energy storage system comes equipped with three modes for different applications, such as new and retrofit systems as well as solutions for utilities for asset monitoring and deployment off-site for grid stabilization.

According to Catherine Von Burg, CEO of SimpliPhi, the storage systems help homeowners mitigate the effect of power outages, increase renewable generation at times of low use, eliminate net metering programs and help offset the rising costs of peak power usage.

“Many solar installers are not battery experts, yet this expertise is what is required to select equipment to design a system that optimally integrates energy storage. We wanted to offer them an all-in-one-box solution to simplify the prospect of adding storage to meet their customer's needs,” says Von Burg. “Installers collaborated with us on the design of this new product because they were frustrated by the lack of product readiness, adaptability and scalability, as well as the needless complexity offered by other manufacturers with cooling and thermal regulation requirements.”

SimpliPhi will roll out the first energy storage units in Hawaii beginning in the fall of this year for both residential and commercial installers.

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