Schneider Electric‘s Square D Energy Center smart panel is now available for purchase in California and installation in new residential construction projects. Nationwide availability is expected in 2023. The Square D Energy Center is better equipped to handle residential distributed energy resources, including utility power, solar power, energy storage and generators (as well as EV charging), to better meet evolving building codes.
“As California builders continue to meet the demands of the state’s strong housing market, this innovation will help them reduce installation time and cost, while meeting evolving building codes, like Title 24, requiring new homes have solar panels and to be wired for battery backup systems,” stated Richard Korthauer, Vice President, Home & Distribution USA, Schneider Electric.
This smart energy panel empowers homeowners to take an active role in their home energy management, conveniently through the Wiser Energy app. Energy use can be monitored in real time, usage costs can be compared to utility rates for optimal savings and power sources can be easily changed to battery or generator backup sources ensuring energy resiliency.
Josue Morales, Superintendent, JAAM Electric, said he likes that “The Energy Center combines multiple electrical components into a single cabinet, allowing us to wire the device in less time and with fewer materials, to provide a better offering to the homeowner and a greater benefit to our bottom line. The future-proof design also reduces installation time for adding other components, including battery backup or EV chargers, further increasing installation efficiency when those elements are needed.”
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