BSLBATT, a global manufacturer and supplier of lithium-ion energy storage solutions, is debuting a new residential energy storage innovation that they say is more in line with what customers are demanding: the 20 kWh Off Grid Home Battery.
Based on customer feedback and BSL’s findings, they found that homeowners in North America, as well as Central America (the Caribbean, etc.), prefer larger battery storage systems (over 10 kWh) for their off-grid needs, so BSL manufactured and designed the new 20 kWh off-grid home battery to meet the needs of this segment of customers.
The 20 kWh off-grid home battery uses LiFePo4 battery technology and the system is very easy to install and maintain thanks to the possibility of combining modules and their automatic identification. The reliable lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery technology ensures maximum safety and longer service life.
It is scalable to the actual home energy usage, with a maximum storage capacity of 120 kWh. With inverter connections, the off-grid battery system allows new and existing residential solar owners to store excess solar energy for nighttime use, maximizing their solar investment while increasing energy security and independence. In addition, BSLBATT offers an optional smart management system that allows for remote battery status monitoring and adjustment for real-time power demand.
Because of the large capacity design, the 20 kWh off-grid home battery weighs 210 kG.
“Many customers have asked us that the increase in battery capacity doubles the weight, making it very difficult to move the energy storage system,” the company notes in the announcement. “Therefore, to solve the problem faced by our customers, we used rollers on the bottom of the off-grid solar system battery to make the battery easy to move and transport.”
In the Caribbean, stable power is the primary need, and while there is sufficient power during the day with solar panels, in areas where extreme weather is common, a constant 24-hour power supply becomes a challenge. The manufacturers of BSLBATT Lithium have also recognized the problem and offered corresponding 20 kWh backup batteries for home solutions.
Combination method: 16S8P
Typical Capacity: 400Ah
Minimum Capacity: 395Ah
Charging Voltage: 53 – 55V
Maximum Continuous Charge Current: 200A
Maximum Continuous Discharge Current: 200A
Operation Temperature Range Charge: 0~45℃ Discharge: -20~55℃
Although off-grid is still a very distant term for many, it will become a basic way of life for more and more people in the near future. Although the start-up capital is much higher, a battery-equipped PV system will only start generating income after a year or two compared to an installation without such equipment. However, customers who choose these solutions can reap many benefits that are not available to homeowners without home batteries.
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