Evolve Residential Energy Storage System
Engineered from the ground up, Eguana Technologies introduces the Evolve, a fully automated home energy storage solution that maximizes the value of a home owner's solar system investment. Solar self-consumption is complemented with programmable time-of-use priority where applicable. When the lights go out in your neighborhood, we've got your critical loads covered with an integrated back up power solution that keeps your batteries topped up from your rooftop solar system.
Evolve combines our proven Power Control System with LG Chem's industry leading lithium battery technology to offer a complete residential energy storage system. Evolve features full integration between PCS, BMS, and Battery to deliver the industry's highest performance and longevity in an extremely flexible package. Product performance is optimized for demand charge reduction and solar self-consumption under the new TOU rates and RYU programs, and the systems can also be aggregated to deliver advanced grid services.
The Evolve product line is now available in the US market with certifications to UL9540, California’s Rule 21, and Hawaii’s Rule 14H, and will expand to global markets throughout 2018.
Delivers Homeowner Value
Though many grid services can be delivered from any location on the grid, energy storage installed behind the meter alongside residential solar provides the widest range of capabilities to grid operators and brings homeowner value propositions into the mix. Residential installation is also a very scalable capacity deployment approach at very predictable and falling costs. Whether deployed as a homeowner purchased system specifically to optimize self-consumption of on-site generation, or controlled by a third party to deliver time of use optimization, Eguana Evolve is easily adapted to new control requirements or scaled to enable systems across a range of discharge durations from 2 to 5 hours. Its AC coupling approach is compatible with most globally available PV inverters, enabling retrofits and optimizing system designs and costs for the regional market.
Designed for Installers
Most importantly, Evolve has been designed for installers with a focus on speed of installation and automated battery care and maintenance. Eguana's integrated solution eliminates guesswork during installation resulting in complete system installation times under two hours and system level certification streamlines inspection. Integrated controls developed in conjunction with LG Chem mean the battery is protected and state of charge is maintained under all scenarios and the battery can even be recovered from deep discharge levels without a site visit. Installers leave an Evolve installation on schedule with peace of mind knowing that it will provide worry free operation for years to come.
Superior Performance and Flexibility for Grid Support Applications
Eguana's Evolve platform has been selected by utilities and aggregators deploying distributed energy resources in the USA. Through these projects, Eguana is demonstrating its capabilities in frequency regulation, demand response, energy shifting and feeder voltage stabilization applications.
Delivered in an outdoor rated, wall mountable, system certified package, Evolve simplifies project planning and is designed for simple, rapid installation in the field. As an AC coupled system, the AC Battery provides full flexibility to be used in conjunction with other generation sources such as Photovoltaics (PV), Wind, Diesel, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or even deployed all on its own
This case study explains how the AC Battery was deployed to support grid integration of California's first Zero Net Energy Home community in Fontana, California
AC Battery - Energy Storage in Your Control
The Evolve platform can also be delivered as an AC Battery for integration into distributed energy resource fleets by aggregators or into other value added products. The AC Battery format includes all the advanced battery integration and system level certification of the Evolve platform but by using our open control interface customers can integrate the energy storage solution into their own control devices and networks.
Originally launched into the US Residential Energy Storage market, the Eguana AC Battery has now been also certified for installation and advanced grid service capabilities in Australia and across Europe.
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