Concept by US has the African market in its sights. Pic: Pixabay.
By Jason Deign
Florida, USA-based energy storage start-up Concept by US is due to start shipping its all-in-one battery systems to Africa in May.
For the African market, the company has created a 50Hz, 220V, three-phase version of its Powerstation 247 Plus integrated battery system. It will be installing the units in Africa on behalf of an un-named African energy firm.
Units will be going into African locations ranging from high-end resorts to small off-grid communities, said Sara Kissing, vice president and chief operating officer.
Last year’s hottest stories in Energy Storage Report. Pics: Electro Power Systems, Aquion Energy, Kreisel Electric, Capacitor Sciences, SunPower and Concept by US.
By Jason Deign
The year 2016 will probably be remembered as the point at which energy storage began to take off in earnest.
Projects came thick and fast as interest in storage extended quickly beyond early hotspots such as California and Germany.
We saw grid-scale storage playing a starring role in the UK’s frequency response market, while battery makers jostled for position in an increasingly buoyant Australian consumer market. And that was just a couple of examples.
Almost every major energy market in Asia, Europe and North America had a storage story to tell. But which were the ones that caught your eye? Here’s a rundown of our most popular headlines from 2016. Read more →
Powerstation 247 from Concept by Us, heralded as the first true plug-and-play residential solar energy storage system, includes integrated inverter and CALB USA lithium iron phosphate batteries. Photo credit: Concept by Us
Concept by US, a Florida, USA-based start-up, claims to have launched the world’s first truly plug-and-play system for residential solar energy storage.
Two weeks ago the four-year-old firm unveiled an integrated storage unit called the Powerstation 247, which comes with up to three hybrid inverters, solar maximum power point trackers, a charge controller and lithium-ion batteries.
All the equipment is made by Concept by US except for the batteries, which are lithium iron phosphate products supplied by CALB USA and chosen for their safety properties.
To install the Powerstation, an installer just needs to plug the leads from a customer’s solar panels in one end and attach it to the household distribution board at the other, said Sara Kissing, vice president and chief operating officer.
Most of the two to three-hour installation time is taken up by the battery management system software’s automated setup process, she said. Read more →