As a backup solution from a power loss caused by a storm or other incident, Troy-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem today announced the formal launch of its range of residential battery systems in the North American market.
The launch follows a successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s initial foray into the residential market.
LG Chem’s North American residential battery range offers AC and DC-coupled solutions with capacities up to 9.8 kilowatt hours (kWH). Two voltage options are currently available, the low-voltage 48V and the high-voltage 400V. Both are pre-matched with compatible inverters and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
The 400V RESU10H (9.8kWh) product is compatible with SolarEdge’s StorEdge, which is a DC coupled storage solution based on a single inverter for both PV and storage. Additional inverter compatibility options will become available later in 2017 to provide homeowners with a range of pre-tested solutions from the industry’s suppliers.
“LG Chem’s entry into the North American residential battery market is based on much planning, product development, and system testing. We’re confident that our experience gained in Europe and Asia, coupled with strong inverter and distribution partners, will deliver exceptional performance and reliability for our residential customers in the U.S. and Canada,” says Peter Gibson, head of ESS sales for LG Chem in North America.
“Customers can now enhance the benefits of their residential solar systems by using our batteries to maximize consumption of solar energy, and to use the batteries as a dependable source of energy during grid interruptions.”
The company’s residential batteries will be available via several solar/storage providers throughout North America, and Sunrun, a U.S. residential energy system provider, will be supplying LG Chem’s RESU systems, as part of a partnership established last year.
Sunrun has already established initial systems in both Hawaii and California and additional distribution channels are in advanced negotiations and will provide coverage for all 50 states and Canadian provinces.