Whole-home back-up and smart energy management

14 Nov 2018

Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and Pika Energy introduced a significant upgrade to the Harbor Smart Battery portfolio with the Harbor Plus Smart Battery, a powerful and efficient smart battery with 17.1kWh of capacity and real power output of up to 10kW. Additionally, the Harbor Plus Smart Battery delivers 21% more energy and 30% more peak power, enabling homeowners to extend solar power longevity, better manage energy around peak-rate periods, and withstand off-grid scenarios at a more cost-effective price per kWh of storage. The solar-ready Harbor Plus Smart Battery is powered by six Panasonic Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery modules connected in series for built-in redundancy. This robust design, coupled with 17.1kWh of usable energy and up to 10kW of power can support homeowners for long-term grid outage and off-grid scenarios, and can also power heavy equipment such as well pumps and air conditioning units. Paired with the Pika Energy Island, the Harbor Plus Smart Battery offers solar system owners enhanced and expanded features, including: Self-supply Mode, which maximizes self-consumption of stored energy captured by solar panels to reduce the home's dependence on the grid; Zero-export Mode, which prevents any solar energy from transferring to the grid, enabling homeowners to reduce grid dependence as well as remain in compliance in states where exporting solar power to the grid is prohibited; Time-of-Use Capability, helping homeowners who live in areas with time-of-use rate policies efficiently manage solar power and reduce costs with an optimized schedule that reduces or eliminates grid use during peak-rate periods; Clean-backup Mode, which stores clean solar energy in the smart battery for use when the grid is disrupted. Load transfer is instantaneous, taking as little as 1/60th of a second; Priority-backup Mode, which charges the smart battery from the grid at the full capacity of the system, allowing homeowners to prepare for an expected grid outage such as in the event of an impending storm; and Dark-start Capability, with the ability for Pika smart batteries to commission without the grid and restart using only solar power should the batteries exhaust their reserve energy.

Panasonic Corporation of North America | na.panasonic.com

Pika Energy, Inc. | http://www.pika-energy.com