High-Voltage Batteries for Residential Storage
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. and LG Chem Ltd announced the compatibility of SolarEdge's StorEdge solutions and LG Chem's new high-voltage RESU10H and RESU7H batteries. The product compatibility will help further advance the accessibility to cost-effective residential solar generation, storage, and consumption.
With both on-grid and backup solutions, the new offering supports increasing self-consumption, providing power backup, and enabling energy independence. LG Chemâ€™s RESU batteries use Li-ion technology, and their compactness allows for easy and flexible installation, both inside and outside. The RESU batteries have a high energy density and are designed for high efficiencies and a long lifetime.
â€œThrough this collaboration, SolarEdge is adding LG Chem RESU batteries to our StorEdge solution compatibility in order to extend our offering of cost-effective and integrated energy generation, storage, and consumption,â€ stated Lior Handelsman, Marketing and Product Strategy VP of SolarEdge. â€œBuilding on our respective expertise, we hope to lower the cost of solar energy and accelerate the adoption rate of integrated solar energy generation and storage.â€
â€œOffering battery compatibility with SolarEdgeâ€™s StorEdge solution is ideal as the company is a leading global inverter manufacturer,â€ said Sung Hoon Jang, Ph.D, Senior Vice President of LG Chem and Head of ESS Battery Division. â€œTaking RESUâ€™s compatibility with various inverters as a key factor, LG Chem is very pleased to announce StorEdge as one of our main compatible inverters.â€
Designed to manage both functions with just one SolarEdge DC optimized inverter, the combined solution will include remote monitoring and troubleshooting to keep operations and maintenance costs low. The StorEdgeâ„¢ solution will support both dc and ac coupling. As with SolarEdge PV systems, StorEdgeâ„¢ offers enhanced safety by reducing voltage to a safe level upon AC shut down when not in backup mode. The upgrading of existing SolarEdge systems is supported.