Intersolar 2014 - VARTA Storage's Engion Home Energy Storage System Featured at Intersolar North America

Integrated Energy Management System Optimizes the Utilization of Solar Power

RYE, N.Y., July 3, 2014 -- VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, today announced that VARTA Storage GmbH is featuring the Engion Home solar energy storage system at Intersolar North America, held July 8 through 10, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Compact and powerful, Engion Home is a member of VARTA Storage's Engion family of energy storage solutions utilizing lithium ion (li-ion) technology to store energy generated by home photovoltaic (PV) systems. The Engion Home energy storage system is designed to store electricity from the electric utility grid and/or a PV solar system for use during electrical power outages.


Fred Schellert, head of marketing and sales for VARTA Storage, stated, "Most importantly, homeowners with PV systems will benefit from the modular design of the VARTA batteries used in the Engion Home energy storage system. As the cost of electricity continues to rise, people are increasingly seeking to become independent of the public utility companies by installing solar rooftop panels in combination with state-of-the-industry energy storage systems."

VARTA's highly efficient li-ion battery modules to store the electricity generated from solar panels, power consumption commonly ranges from 20 to 70 percent of total self-consumption. This sizable improvement in efficiency allows users to become increasingly independent of public utilities, therefore reducing the cost of electricity and ensuring power availability in the event of a power grid fault. As the Engion Home energy storage system is expandable due to the modular design of the batteries, systems are offered in sizes ranging from 2.8 kWh to 13.8 kWh.

Intersolar North America: Level 2, Booth #8238

About VARTA Microbattery, Inc.

Founded in 1887, and headquartered in Ellwangen, Germany, VARTA Microbattery is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of batteries and energy storage products.

Featured Product

Joyce Dayton Corp - Solar Tracking Drive Solutions

Joyce Dayton Corp - Solar Tracking Drive Solutions

Joyce Solar Actuators are designed to precisely position smaller solar tracking equipment. Their robust and efficient DC motor (24V or 36V) keeps power consumption to a minimum. Travel speeds remain nearly constant regardless of the load. Ideal for rugged environments common to the solar industry, these cost-effective SA actuators have an IP65 protection rating. Self-locking features in the mechanism ensure that the solar actuator will hold position throughout the daily tracking cycle. Specifications: • Double clevis mounting for easy installation • Clutch for overload protection • Adjustable limit switches for flexible travel settings • Reed sensor digital feedback for accurate positioning • Duty cycle is 25% (4 min. running, 12 min. rest) • Lubricated for life