Published on April 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre0
LG Chem Officially Launches Home Batteries In North America
April 22nd, 2017 by James Ayre
The lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem has officially launched its residential battery systems line in the North American market. This news follows the completion of UL certification.
The company’s residential battery systems line in North America is comprised of a variety of AC- and DC-coupled solutions, with system capacities ranging to up to 9.8 kilowatt-hours (kWh).
There are two different voltage options available (which are paired with compatible inverters). These are a low-voltage 48V option and a high-voltage 400V option. The low-voltage option is available in system capacities of 3.3 kWh, 6.5 kWh, and 9.8 kWh. The high-voltage option is available in system capacities of 7 kWh and 9.8 kWh.
The press release provides more: “The 400V RESU10H (9.8 kWh) 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 leading suppliers.”
The LG Chem lineup of residential energy storage products will, according to that pares release, be “available via a number of leading solar/storage providers in North America. Following last year’s announcement of a partnership with LG Chem, Sunrun — one of the leading US-based residential energy system providers — will be supplying LG Chem’s RESU systems. Sunrun already has installed initial systems in both Hawaii and California.”
In addition, LG Chem is reportedly in “advanced negotiations” for further distribution channels. The company claims that it will be offering the systems in all US states and Canadian provinces.
Briefly showing the company’s wide range of work in the automotive and stationary battery field, LG Chem notes that it “has been awarded 82 projects from 28 global automotive OEMs as of September 2016, and deployed Gigawatt-hours of global stationary battery projects.”
Unsurprisingly, as is typical in this industry, we didn’t get an actual price from LG Chem on its new home energy storage offerings.