LG Chem Teams With Equana For Lithium-Ion Home Energy Storage Systems

APR 27 2015 BY MARK KANE 14

LG Chem and Eguana Announce Premium Home Battery System for North America

LG Chem and Eguana Announce Premium Home Battery System for North America

Eguana energy storage inverter Bi-Direx

Eguana energy storage inverter Bi-Direx

Eguana Technologies, a small Canadian company producing energy storage inverters, announced a partnership with LG Chem to offer its AC Battery.

AC Battery is of course single-phase AC battery an energy storage system, which will be available in North America early this summer.

It could be used for different applications, one of which is integration with home solar.

“The AC Battery is a pre–integrated and fully certified energy storage system which requires only a grid connection and a dispatch signal to provide a fully functional and durable energy storage installation to the consumer. The AC Battery provides maximum flexibility for system aggregators which want to deploy it as part of new solar storage installations or as a retrofit to solar PV installations already in place.”

Eguana and LG Chem signed a multi-year agreement and jointly developing the product, which of course will use LG Chem’s lithium-ion cells.

“The AC Battery provides a fully functional turn-key energy storage solution that only needs to be paired with any of the Energy Storage Management Systems currently coming to market for a broad range of applications. The AC Battery can be used to store electricity from solar and use it during evening hours, or can be used by fleet aggregators to provide utility grid management services including voltage control, frequency regulation, demand response and load balancing.

The engineering teams at LG Chem and Eguana have been working closely to integrate controls for the AC Battery which is expected to be available for commercial shipping early this summer.”

Michael Carten CEO of Eguana Technologies said:

“LG Chem is a well-respected global brand with a leading position in battery energy storage deployment. We are very excited to be partnering with LG Chem to bring our first AC Battery to North American markets.”

Sunghoon Jang, Senior Vice President for LG Chem, said of the collaboration with Eguana:

“Eguana Technologies is the market leading supplier for grid tied storage inverters in Europe with more than 4,000 units shipped within the last 18 months. Their technology leadership and product platform is proven with thousands of units deployed in the global market. This is why we chose Eguana as our system partner. We are going to strengthen the partnership with Eguana and put our best effort to stand up as the No.1 battery maker in the North American ESS market.”

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Could this also be used as a portable power pack? How many Kilowatt hours?

more specifically, would it fit in the tail of my Leaf?

Obviously timed to coincide with upcoming Tesla home storage announcement.

Probably performs the same function, more or less. Grid-tie inverter with battery.

I am curious if these systems are using optimizers on each panel similar to the SolarEdge product.

Nope, but they have a product that integrates parallel strings of panels. Look to be a little behind the curve on PV, but may be putting more effort into storage.

There goes Tesla’s energy storage dreams, down the sink hole.

Based on your comparison of specs and pricing?

It feels like Apple vs. Samsung with phones, Tesla vs. LG Chem with batteries.

Hope so, cause that is good for us.

It would be nice if there were any numbers, but I guess everyone’s too cool for numbers, huh?

Look, Tesla isn’t the only company to bring out products like this. It is just the most familiar name doing it.

I work at Darfon Electronics and we are bringing out comparable products late this year or early next year. Important but not unique.

Enphase, maker of solar microinverters, is also getting into this market.

I used to buy from Enphase when they were a 20 person company. I took a tour of their factory in Camarillo CA. 15 years ago

I think that I got the names mixed up. Sorry

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