Installation offers active energy management including backup power for peace-of-mind
MISSISSAUGA, ON (October 8, 2015) – Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada
Inc. today announced that it has completed the installation and commissioning of
its first pilot residential solar photovoltaic and energy storage system in North
America. The pilot installation is at a single home residence in Vaughan, Ontario.
The battery storage system used in this installation is powered by Panasonic’s Lithium-ion
batteries. When combined with solar PV panels in an installation, the panel-generated
electricity can work in synergy with the battery via a hybrid inverter to provide
energy management, security, and cost performance benefits.
At the heart of the battery storage system is a compact 10 kWh Lithium-ion battery
module that comes paired with a unique hybrid inverter. The inverter allows electricity
to be stored or discharged depending on the home’s needs, and converts from DC to
AC or AC to DC on demand. The system also comes installed with a monitoring system
and remote control device to help homeowners monitor their electricity usage patterns
and set times for charge/discharge. The battery storage system can be programmed
as a backup source of electricity during grid outages.
“Homeowners are primarily concerned with energy security, cost, and flexibility,”
said Walter Buzzelli, Managing Director at Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. “Combining
solar PV panels with the battery storage system gives homeowners the freedom to
generate clean energy and manage their own consumption, such as when and how they
obtain electricity and whether it is from the grid, battery, or solar panels. In
short, it provides a way for homes to have a source of stand-by electricity.”
Similar to the way uninterruptable power supplies work, the battery storage system
monitors the grid and senses when there is an outage. If a power loss is detected,
the system automatically switches to back-up mode to provide electricity to the
home. In addition to stand-by power applications, the battery storage system offers
compelling cost performance for homeowners as it comes with a control system that
can choose between charging the battery module with cheaper overnight grid power
or daytime solar power, offering potential savings.
Learn more about how to purchase a Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage system
from Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada by visiting http://www.panasonic.ca/solar.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. is an affiliate of Panasonic Corporation of
North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation
headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company is a leader in the deployment of renewable,
smart energy systems in Canada. Panasonic provides reliable and bankable, end-to-end
turnkey solutions, enabling all the required elements for renewable solar and energy
storage initiatives, including full installation, financing, long term assurance
and operations and maintenance services.
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.