Published on October 10th, 2018 | by Kyle Field0
Pika Energy Storage Unveils Its Upgradable Residential Energy Storage Solution
October 10th, 2018 by Kyle Field
Pika Energy has rolled out two new residential energy storage products that bring a new capability to allow Pika’s Smart Batteries to be integrated into existing solar systems.
Pika Energy was on display in the Panasonic Eco-Solutions booth at Solar Power International in Anaheim, California, as the company selected Panasonic’s battery cells as its preferred supplier for its energy storage products. The new Pika products bring new functionality that allow them to be bolted onto a rooftop energy storage system, making them one of the few offerings that was designed with integration into existing systems in mind.
Pika Energy’s new energy storage products can store up to 17.1 kWh of energy, supplying up to an impressive 10 kW supply. Products with this new functionality will be available by December 2018 to new and existing customers.
“The new capability offered by Pika will give tens of thousands of PV system owners access to one of the best energy storage systems available on the market,” said Mukesh Sethi, General Manager, Solar and Energy Storage Division, Panasonic Eco-Solutions North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. “This advancement is just another example of why Panasonic continues to collaborate with Pika for solar energy storage solutions in the residential and light commercial markets.”
At the same time, Pika Energy is rolling out two new configurations of its Harbor smart battery at 8.6 kWh and 14.3 kWh capacities to give customers more options to right-size their installation based on their individual needs.
The modular nature of its Harbor energy storage products allows customers to upgrade them after installation simply by adding more of Panasonic’s Lithium Ion battery modules. This is a trend we are noticing across residential energy storage as manufacturers and customers are increasingly aware of how dynamic electricity usage is in a home. The addition of an electric vehicle, electric water heater, air source heat pump, or electric dryer can quickly change the demand profile of a home, and the ability to adjust storage over time as needs change adds value to the system.
“Our goal is to provide the most powerful, longest lasting and seamlessly integrated energy system for our customers.” said Ben Polito, CEO of Pika Energy. “The option to add a Pika Battery to an existing array is incredibly important for homeowners at a time when many of the current options from other manufacturers are underpowered, incompatible or unavailable. The new additions to the HarborTM smart battery series mean that homeowners now have a full range of options to meet any need and any budget.”
Pika’s smart batteries are available across North America via a network of distributors and certified installers. Visit www.pika-energy.com to learn more about its products.