- LG Chem has teamed up with SolaX Power to offer a combined battery-inverter system for the residential market, PV Tech Storage reports.
- The partnership calls for SolaX Power’s Hybrid X grid-tied inverter to be offered to customers in combination with LG Chem’s RESU6.4EX energy storage system.
- Combined, the components offer plug-and-play compatibility, system management software and and can operate both on and off grid.
LG Chem is following the moves of other battery makers in combining battery technology with other components in order to offer customers a more complete solution to their energy needs.
German storage company Sonnen, formerly known as Sonnenbatterie, recently launched a community storage system that combines photovoltaic panels with batteries and digital control software. The company is giving Tesla Motors a run for its money in the residential storage market, along with a growing cadre of other battery competitors.
LG Chem, the South Korean battery manufacturer, has now teamed up with Warwickshire, U.K., based SolaX Power to offer a plug-and-play system capable of converting DC to AC power, and managing power flows by charging, recharging or discharging energy.
The system uses LG Chem’s 6.4 RESU battery system that has 6.4 kWh of storage and 5.8 kWh of usable energy. The company says the battery lifespan exceeds 6,000 cycles, which translates into a 15 year life span.
“One of the particular added values for users is the long service life combined with high reliability, which both the energy storage system and the inverter have in common,” Santiago Senn, director for energy storage systems at LG Chem Europe, said.
The companies said they are hoping that their partnership will help them expand their business relationships with wholesalers and installers, especially in European and Australian markets.