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Tabuchi launches next generation solar+storage system in US

Published 30 October 2017

Residential hybrid solar-plus-storage manufacturer Tabuchi America has launched its Next Generation Eco-Intelligent Battery System (EIBS) in the US.

he all-in-one system is compliant with UL 9540 requirements, which provides third-party validation of safety, reliability, and efficient energy management for hybrid solar-plus-storage systems. Tabuchi’s grid-friendly system includes a high efficiency inverter, stackable batteries and integration with GELI software for the most adaptable battery storage system on the market.

“As interest in energy storage grows in the residential sector, attention to safety regulations is more important than ever, not just to protect the safety of people and property, but also to expedite the permitting process,” said Harumi McClure, President and COO of Tabuchi America. “We’re pleased to achieve UL 9540 compliance on our highly-efficient Next Generation EIBS. The system is designed for adaptability and ease of installation with a direct current (DC) coupled battery. This maximizes the amount of solar energy utilized by the system and safely provides solar power to the grid, and to residential customers during power outages.”

While there are many efforts to develop and apply safety standards for the rapidly evolving energy storage industry, UL 9540 compliance is limited to a relatively small number of energy storage manufacturers. Compliance with the standard means Tabuchi’s Next Generation EIBS is a complete home energy storage system that interacts safely with the UL 1741 compliant hybrid inverter.

Consumers get more out of their system because both the battery’s bi-directional converter and the solar inverter are DC-coupled. This allows the energy generated by the solar panels to directly charge the batteries without first converting to alternating current (AC) like most storage systems. This leads to higher system efficiency through one fewer DC-AC inversion.

The modular stackable battery system is key for customers with larger homes, as well as those who are looking to utilize the system for backup power. Increased storage capacity can help customers keep the critical electrical loads operational longer during a blackout. It also lowers their energy bills by reducing the amount of electricity purchased from the grid during peak hours when prices are highest and/or when utilities levy additional charges. Added surge capability enables the EIBS system to power motor-driven loads such as water pumps, which have a higher starting load, allowing greater integration within the home.

Source: Company Press Release