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SolarCity Launches Smart Energy Home In Hawaii

SolarCity’s new smart energy home offers a customized combo of solar, battery storage, smart electric water heater, and Nest Learning Thermostat.

SolarCity is introducing a smart energy home offering to new residential customers in Hawaii. The home includes a palette of advanced clean energy, storage, and efficiency technologies.

The Smart Energy Home package:

  • Solar PV system
  • Battery storage
  • Smart electric water heaters
  • Nest Learning Thermostat

All items are coordinated by a home gateway which controls the battery, water heater, thermostat, and inverter — thus maximizing solar PV electricity generation and self-consumption.

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According to SolarCity, its smart energy home management system combines solar with batteries to store excess solar electricity generated during the day so it can be used at night. The controlled smart electric water heater uses solar PV to heat water during the day and store it for later use in the home. Altogether, the Smart Energy Home uses the battery, smart electric water heater, and controllable Nest Learning Thermostat to automatically modify energy usage based on how much solar power is available, in order to prevent energy from being exported back to the grid.

System size, as well as the combination of technology and number of batteries, will vary based on individual customer energy usage.

According to press informationThe Smart Energy Home offer is available by lease and by cash purchase.

Image via SolarCity


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