Canadian Solar unveils EP Cube Lite grid-tied residential energy storage solution at RE+

Canadian Solar EP Cube Lite

Canadian Solar Inc. debuted the EP Cube Lite, a new grid-tied energy storage solution, in the North American market at RE+ in Las Vegas.

Representing an expansion of the company’s successful EP Cube residential energy storage line, the lower-cost EP Cube Lite makes energy storage accessible to more homeowners. The system can easily be expanded later to a fully featured EP Cube, providing backup power and additional features such as EV charging using the Smart Gateway.

The new EP Cube Lite is a compact and efficient grid-tied energy storage solution. It allows homeowners to lower their electric bills, by shifting use of lower-cost daytime energy to be used in the evening when rates are typically higher. The product is scalable and customizable from 6.6 kWh to 19.9 kWh capacities and compatible with most existing PV systems, allowing homeowners to right-size their energy storage to their needs.

“This is an important step in offering our customers new approaches to maximize their energy usage efficiency and minimize their electric bills,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “EP Cube Lite will encourage more people to use clean energy, enhancing their greener lifestyle, and helping create a more sustainable world.”

The system features an integrated hybrid inverter with stackable, easy-to-install storage modules. Each component weighs about 70 lbs., which allows one or two team members to complete the installation in about 20 minutes and reduces costs for both installers and homeowners. With a sleek design and aesthetically pleasing features, it matches and integrates beautifully with various home styles.

“EP Cube Lite gives homeowners a new grid-tied energy storage solution optimized for time-of-use cost saving,” said Andy Yin, GM of Eternalplanet, an independent energy storage brand under Canadian Solar. “The new EP Cube Lite expands the EP Cube product line, giving customers options to manage energy the way they want – for grid stability or time-of-use.” 

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