Energizer has announced that it will enter the home battery storage market with a new scalable solution called HOME POWER.
The system starts with a main unit with an energy capacity of 6.1 kWh, but can be expanded up to 24.4 kWh by combining the main unit with three subunits.
Energizer uses LiFePO Battery Chemistry, which stands for Lithium Iron Phosphate. The prism cell is rated at 10,000 cycles.
Energy storage is a huge potential market, as one-quarter of Australian homes have rooftop solar power and are currently feeding that energy back to the grid. Using it near the place where the electricity was obtained can greatly improve efficiency, explode the number of batteries in the home at a reasonable cost, and can further reduce electricity prices.
One of the main benefits of using a battery is that it keeps your family powered even when the power goes off. Compared to many parts of the world, Australia has a fairly reliable power grid, but it has been affected by natural disasters and extreme temperatures in the past.
Energizer’s HOME POWER comes with a 10-year warranty. This is the same as most solar inverter warranty, even if the panel has a long warranty period.
Currently, the options available to Australian consumers are:
A complete comparison table is available at SolarQuotes.com.au.
HOMEPOWER features a very smooth design, is available on both sides and is a wall mountable Onyx Black or Arctic White. Once installed, you can monitor your energy usage from the smartphone app.
Energizer also has a built-in virtual power plan feature that allows you to exchange the power you get and turn each home into a small energy retailer.
Cost for the important part now. It is expected that you can install Energizer HOMEPOWER for about $ 8,000. This starts to be very interesting when considering state government incentives like Victoria’s Home Solar Battery Rebate. This is up to $ 4,174 off the price if you live in the correct zip code.
The latest application for battery rebates started yesterday and was consumed within a few hours. This shows that if the price is right, the demand is strong.
By comparison, the Tesla Powerwall costs about $ 11,700, but offers a larger capacity of 13.5kWh (7kW peak / 5kW continuous).
For more information, please visit energizerhomepower.com via EFTM.