LG Chem, Seoul, Korea, a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has announced that it has once again joined forces with SolarEdge Technologies Inc., Herzliya, Israel, a global leader in smart energy, to bring compatibility with the LG RESU10H (400V, 9.8 kWh) home battery. By incorporating SolarEdge’s single-phase Energy Hub Inverter and backup interface, homeowners can now choose how they power their home with a reliable and cost-effective solution.
Available in North America from July, the firms’ new full home backup solution will deliver backup power with a highly efficient DC-coupled design that supplies power during grid interruptions or power outages. This new offering features flexible home energy loads, which allows users to manage their energy throughout the home or opt for even higher efficiency and choose pre-selected loads for backing up.
The Energy Hub Inverter and RESU pairing with a generator can reach up to 28 kW of power and 60 kWh of storage. This solution is also scalable while maintaining efficiency, to support any size household. For families that may grow or increase their energy use in the future, like with an electric vehicle, additional RESU10H batteries can even be added at a later time. What’s more, when connected to six batteries and an EV charger, the new solution can provide more than enough power to the user’s vehicle directly from the solution’s advanced solar system.
SolarEdge’s Energy Hub Inverter rating requires fewer components in the system design which increases the aesthetics but reduces the complexity of the installation. The Energy Hub Inverter also provides homeowners the ability to monitor both solar production and energy storage through an all-encompassing app, called mySolarEdge. The new Energy Hub Inverter and RESU solution offers a cost-effective and easy-to-use residential storage solution that will enable more families access to reliable, renewable energy.
The 9.8 kWh LG RESU10H battery uses LG Chem’s advanced lithium-ion battery technology to boost efficiency while maintaining high energy density. The compact design of the RESU10H allows simple and flexible installation both inside and outside the home. When coupled with SolarEdge’s easy-to-install Energy Hub Inverter homeowners can optimise their battery energy with a 90.8 percent combined system efficiency and 200 percent DC oversizing.
“LG Chem continues to break new ground in the home battery market, and we are delighted to bring SolarEdge’s industry-leading technologies with our RESU10H battery. We are eager to support the North American market with our friends at SolarEdge,” said Jeongjin Hong, Vice President of LG Chem Home Battery business. “By building on our industry experience and already expansive expertise, we’re able to provide our customers with more options on how they can control and manage their energy needs in order to be prepared for the unexpected.”