Kyocera and partners to launch energy storage solution for residential PV systems in Germany

Kyocera and partners to launch energy storage solution for residential PV systems in Germany

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), Energetik Solartechnologie-Vertriebs GmbH (Guetersloh, Germany) and Solare Datensysteme GmbH (Binsdorf, Germany) on March 12th, 2015 announced that the companies have teamed up to offer an energy storage solution for residential use in Germany.

The new solution, which includes Kyoceras battery storage system and Solare Datensystemes energy monitoring software and hardware, can be combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to realize power generation and power storage at home.

Energetik will begin sales in May 2015. The storage system features a multi-inverter which achieves a high charging efficiency of 97% while realizing a cost advantage for customers. Because the inverter and battery box are separated into two compact units, they can be installed easily and flexibly in homes. In addition, Solare Datensystemes monitoring software and hardware, Solar-Log, provides comprehensive data on the state of electricity usage, allowing users to further optimize energy use in their homes.

With the growing use of solar energy, self-consumption is becoming increasingly important in order to reduce burden on the electricity grid, said Nobuo Kitamura, senior executive officer and general manager of the Corporate Solar Energy Group at Kyocera.

As a pioneer in the solar industry with over four decades of experience, and the number one supplier of residential lithium-ion battery storage systems in Japan, Kyocera aims to further promote renewable energy by offering a comprehensive solution combining solar power generation and energy storage.

Frank Rohland, Managing Director of Energetik, stated, Since 1995, Energetik has been providing photovoltaic components in Germany with the strong belief that renewable energy will become more important in the future. Based on our expertise in this market, we will collaborate with Kyocera to offer high-quality storage batteries available all-in-one with Kyoceras solar modules and inverters, which reduce reliance on the electricity grid and can also be utilized without grid connection.

An intelligent energy management solution more than ever is the key factor for a responsible and sustainable global energy supply for everyone, emphasizes Dr. Frank Schlichting, chief executive officer of Solare Datensysteme.

Source: Solar Server

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