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At a glance: NeoVolta’s high-capacity NV14 home energy storage system and new 1200 HLX

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NeoVolta designs, develops and manufactures utility-bill reducing residential energy storage systems with a focus on cobalt-free Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFe(PO4)) chemistry. The NV14 is equipped with a solar rechargeable 14.4 kWh battery system, a 7,680-Watt inverter and a web-based energy management system with 24/7 monitoring. NeoVolta’s expanding distribution network now includes 39 certified installers across California, and installations are also taking place in Nevada, Arizona and Utah.

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Compatibility: Earlier home solar systems required an inverter to convert the DC solar power they generated to household Alternating Current (AC). Because NeoVolta’s NV14 storage system includes a highly capable inverter, it can be connected directly with Direct Current (DC) solar panels. This makes it an ideal retrofit. The NV14 integrates equally well with AC solar panels. Residential backup generators can even be connected to the critical loads via a manual transfer switch, giving homeowners more power options during extended blackouts.

Compatibility is just one of the features that sets NeoVolta apart. NeoVolta systems use lithium iron phosphate chemistry, the safe alternative to ordinary lithium ion batteries. Studies have shown that lithium iron phosphate is less susceptible to overheating, reducing the risk of combustion while extending the life of the battery. The NV14’s already high storage capacity of 14.4 kilowatt-hours is expandable to 24 kWh with the optional NV24 add-on battery—without the expense of installing a second inverter. The system also delivers 7.7 kilowatts of instantaneous power, more than most mainstream competitors.

“Our system compatibility paves the way for any homeowner who’s ready to slash their utility bill and have reliable blackout protection,” said Brent Willson, CEO of NeoVolta. “And once they look at our safety, best-in-class performance and low cost per kilowatt-hour, NeoVolta really is the smart choice for energy storage.”

KiloVault also unveiled the new 1200 HLX and 1200 CHLX heavy-duty deep-cycle lithium batteries this month.

These 1,200 Watt-hour-capacity batteries complement KiloVault’s existing 1,800 Wh and 3,600 Wh models, and handle 80A of continuous charging current and 100A of continuous discharging current. The smaller capacity and reduced weight of the 1200 HLX and 1200 CHLX make them ideally suited for applications such as marine and RV/camper use, golf carts, medical devices, and off-grid solar energy storage.

Like all HLX/CHLX batteries, the new 1,200 Watt-hour models can be used in 12V, 24V, or 48V configurations and feature Bluetooth communication for easy health and performance monitoring. This flexibility – combined with a 5,000-cycle lifespan (at 80% depth of discharge) and low cost/kWh cycle – offers customers exceptional value for their energy storage needs. Even after 2,000 cycles at 100% depth of discharge, a 1200 HLX or 1200 CHLX battery will retain 80% or more of its original 1,200 Watt-hour storage capacity.

The 1200 CHLX features the same internal heating technology as KiloVault’s other CHLX batteries, which allows it to continue charging at subzero temperatures. As the ambient temperature dips below freezing (32ºF/0°C), the charging current is rerouted through a heating film in the battery, allowing it to maintain an internal temperature above freezing. Once this is accomplished, the battery can resume normal charging.

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