Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. today announced that it has completed the installation and commissioning of its first pilot residential solar photovoltaic and energy storage system in North America. The pilot installation is at a single home residence in Vaughan, Ontario. The battery storage system used in this installation is powered by Panasonic’s Lithium-ion batteries. When combined with solar PV panels in an installation, the panel-generated electricity can work in synergy with the battery via a hybrid inverter to provide energy management, security, and cost performance benefits.
At the heart of the battery storage system is a compact 10 kWh Lithium-ion battery module that comes paired with a unique hybrid inverter. The inverter allows electricity to be stored or discharged depending on the home’s needs, and converts from DC to AC or AC to DC on demand. The system also comes installed with a monitoring system and remote control device to help homeowners monitor their electricity usage patterns and set times for charge/discharge. The battery storage system can be programmed as a backup source of electricity during grid outages.
“Homeowners are primarily concerned with energy security, cost, and flexibility,” said Walter Buzzelli, Managing Director at Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. “Combining solar PV panels with the battery storage system gives homeowners the freedom to generate clean energy and manage their own consumption, such as when and how they obtain electricity and whether it is from the grid, battery, or solar panels. In short, it provides a way for homes to have a source of stand-by electricity.”
Similar to the way uninterruptable power supplies work, the battery storage system monitors the grid and senses when there is an outage. If a power loss is detected, the system automatically switches to back-up mode to provide electricity to the home. In addition to stand-by power applications, the battery storage system offers compelling cost performance for homeowners as it comes with a control system that can choose between charging the battery module with cheaper overnight grid power or daytime solar power, offering potential savings.
Learn more about how to purchase a Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage system from Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada by visiting http://www.panasonic.ca/solar.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. is an affiliate of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company is a leader in the deployment of renewable, smart energy systems in Canada. Panasonic provides reliable and bankable, end-to-end turnkey solutions, enabling all the required elements for renewable solar and energy storage initiatives, including full installation, financing, long term assurance and operations and maintenance services.