Originally published on Sustainnovate.
By Henry Lindon
A DC coupled storage solution known as “StorEdge” is now available internationally, according to the solution’s developer SolarEdge Technologies. The energy storage solution has already been deployed in various locations around the world, as of the end of 2015.
The StorEdge is essentially a means of storing unused solar energy (or electricity via other sources) in a battery for later use, as a means of functioning off-grid, or as a means of (potentially) reducing electricity bills.
The offering is reportedly compatible with Tesla’s home battery, the Powerwall, and supports Time-of-Use (TOU) management, “which promotes energy consumption when electric demand from the grid is low (off-peak rates) and lower consumption when demand is high (peak rates). The backup function allows homeowners to store solar energy and use it during electric outages.”
Solar Power World Online provides some more information: “The solution is based on a single inverter that manages and monitors solar energy generation, consumption, and storage. With the complete SolarEdge DC optimized StorEdge system, homeowners benefit from higher generation, higher efficiency, simple design, enhanced safety, full monitoring, and easy maintenance.”
“With the evolution of the solar energy market and subsidy programs, innovative solutions are increasingly necessary to create synergy between distributed solar energy and storage,” stated Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s VP of Marketing and Product. “As a top global inverter company, SolarEdge is committed to contributing to a thriving solar industry by offering products, such as StorEdge.”
The StorEdge is currently available in the US, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.
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