Panasonic, Pika Energy Partner to Offer Harbor Smart Battery™ for Solar-Plus-Storage
PORTLAND, Maine and NEWARK, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy, Inc. have partnered to offer the Harbor 10P/15P Smart Battery, a DC-coupled solar smart battery with industry-leading performance specifications. Harbor 10P/15P will begin shipping in late 2017 and is available for pre-order today, the companies announced.
The solar-ready Harbor Smart Battery combines Panasonic’s renowned Lithium-Ion battery modules and Pika Energy’s power electronics in a slim, floor-standing, wall-mounted enclosure. Powered by Panasonic’s Li-Ion battery technology, this smart battery provides 10kWh or 15kWh of usable energy and up to 6.7kW of continuous power. Harbor 10P/15P can be used for clean back-up power, self-supply, time-of-use and other solar-plus-storage applications.
Harbor 10P/15P uses Panasonic’s innovative Lithium-Ion battery modules, which feature exceptional energy density and redundant safety protections. The smart battery is directly compatible with the award-winning Pika Energy Island™, a single-inverter solution for grid-tied solar-plus-storage. Harbor 10P/15P is installed as a plug-and-play smart battery coupled with solar PV on a common DC bus that feeds the Islanding Inverter. This simple, efficient connection of solar and storage is enabled by Harbor 10P/15P’s internal DC/DC converter using REbus™, Pika Energy’s patented nanogrid platform.
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