Give a JuiceBox and Go Off-Grid

December 15, 2015 by Power Pulse1595211359

The JuiceBox Energy Storage System is a wall-mounted, 8.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack with intelligent grid support features, controlled through a proprietary charge control and energy management system. The JuiceBox Energy Storage System Energy is integrated with a full-featured, commercially-available Schneider XW+ 5.5kW inverter/charger and can be deployed in parallel for higher power and energy needs.

There are numerous opportunities for deploying residential energy storage: Orison offers a “plug-and-play” home battery that charges itself when utility rates are low so it can be used when rates are high. Unlike other home battery products, it was specifically designed to be lightweight, affordable, and extremely easy to install. The Orison system simply plugs it into an existing wall outlet, and it works.

And Sonnenbatterie has announced the sonnenCommunity; members can generate their own power, store it and share surpluses online with friends or each other. The sonnenCommunity completely replaces traditional power companies and will soon be available to every household in Germany. sonnenCommunity is the first community of producers, consumers and storage operators who can supply each other with self-generated electricity.

“Advanced energy storage is at the epicenter of renewable energy in 2016,” said Neil Maguire, CEO of JuiceBox Energy. “Solar is expanding rapidly across the country and home owners, homebuilders and remodelers now have a safe, reliable and powerful energy storage system available for easy integration into the design and construction of their client’s homes.

With a residential JuiceBox installation, homeowners will benefit from: Back-up power in event of grid outage; Peak Shifting – shift excess solar production from daylight hours to night time; Out-of-the-box integration to the Schneider XW+ inverter to eliminate in field programming; and Real-time monitoring and control through a cellular modem and web interface

The JuiceBox Energy Storage System’s battery management and system controllers are designed for safe, reliable, long lasting control of the lithium-ion cells. It also has redundant protection mechanisms to prevent over voltage, over current, under voltage and over temperature conditions. The system is designed to support grid-tied, grid isolated in the event of grid failure, and off-grid configurations. Each configuration delivers years of dedicated peak shifting, back-up power, energy efficiency and enables participation in emerging transactive energy exchanges. A cellular gateway to a secure cloud-based repository enables remote monitoring, updates and control. The JuiceBox Energy Storage System is housed in an indoor/outdoor UL-rated enclosure.