Panasonic will start taking orders for its "Energy Creation-storage Linked System for Home" from March 21 in Japan.
The system integrates Panasonic's solar cells and lithium-ion storage battery unit using its newly-developed Power Station to enable effective use of electricity in normal circumstances as well as during power outages.
Panasonic's Energy Creation-storage Linked System for Home consists of the company's newly developed Power Station, which integrates the power conditioner functions of a solar cell and a storage battery. This configuration enables to provide electricity generated from sunlight in the daytime and allows any surplus electricity to charge the battery repeatedly. The electricity stored in the storage battery helps stabilize power supply during the day and makes it available at night as well.
In addition, with this system, users can continue using their electric equipment without the need of re-plugging them into an electric outlet during blackouts. All they have to do is choose the equipment they need in case of a power failure - for example, lighting fixtures, fridges and communication devices - and pre-wire them.
Besides, in normal circumstances, the consumers can choose from different modes of operation best fitting their lifestyles - such as the mode contributing to reducing peak demand for the grid power supply by storing the energy from the grid power source in the nighttime and utilizing the electricity stored in the storage battery in the daytime, and the mode to optimize the use of clean energy by storing the surplus solar energy for the nighttime use.
This system will be showcased at the PV EXPO 2012 (on February 29 through March 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight).
||Energy Creation-storage Linked System for Home
|Lithium-ion Storage Battery Unit
|Power Station (5.5kW)
||Large capacity (4.65kWh) & compact (450mm W x 600mm H x 156mm D)
||Integrating power conditioner functions of the solar cell (5.5kW) and the battery
(tax included; installation cost excluded)
|JPY 1,218,000 ($
||JPY 672,000 ($8 391.9)
|Order Taking Start Date
||March 21, 2012
||1,500 systems/year (for FY 2013 ending March 2013)