The system was installed at a private home in San Diego.
San Jose, CA, USA, December 8, 2015 - JuiceBox Energy, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces their first installation of its 8.6 kWh Energy Storage System in San Diego Gas & Electric territory. The system was installed at a private home in San Diego. It is now available for other homeowners throughout California who would like to add an advanced energy storage system to their current or future solar installations.
The JuiceBox Energy Storage System was integrated into an existing 3.7 kW solar installation and grid-tied inverter. The home also boasts energy efficient systems, including LED lighting and high-efficiency appliances.
"Energy storage is the wave of the future. The benefits and capabilities of the JuiceBox Energy Storage System are far and away the best I have seen in the market," said Robert Bessler, homeowner.
"The JuiceBox system allows me to take advantage of the local utility's on-peak net metering program, significantly increasing my energy savings compared to solar alone. The added benefit of having back-up power to run my household also provides significant peace of mind."
With this residential JuiceBox installation, the owner will benefit from:
* Real-time monitoring and control through a cellular modem and web interface
* Back-up power in event of grid outage
* Out-of-the-box integration to the Schneider XW+ inverter to eliminate field service calls
* Peak Shifting - shift excess solar production from daylight hours to night time and minimize or eliminate grid reliance
The JuiceBox Energy Storage is an automotive-grade, 8.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack with proprietary charge control and energy management system coupled to a 5.5kW Schneider XW+ inverter. The system is deployed throughout California, and in Hawaii, New York, and a growing number of states. There are 60 Certified Installers nationwide to support the roll-out.
The JuiceBox Energy Storage System's battery management and system controllers are designed for safe, reliable, long lasting control of the lithium-ion cells. It has redundant protection mechanisms to prevent over voltage, over current, under voltage, and over temperature conditions. The system is designed to support grid-tied, grid isolated in the event of grid failure, and off-grid configurations. Each configuration delivers more than 10 years or 4000 cycles of dedicated peak shifting, back-up power, energy efficiency, as well as enables participation in emerging transactive energy exchanges. A cellular gateway linked to a secure cloud-based repository enables remote monitoring, updates, and control. The JuiceBox Energy Storage System is housed in an indoor/outdoor UL-rated enclosure.