Eguana Technologies and Hannah Solar announced the companies have partnered to bring residential and commercial energy storage systems to home and business owners in Georgia and South Carolina.

“Renewable energy has taken off throughout the Southeast and consumers want cost-effective, intelligent systems that can be easily integrated with new or existing solar PV arrays,” said Joseph Waybright, VP of sales at Hannah Solar. “Our early efforts have already delivered multiple residential sales where homeowners are looking to power essential loads for an extended period of time. The Evolve system allows our customers to easily expand their storage capacity from 13 kWh to 26kWh to 39 kWh at a very competitive price point.”

Eguana’s Evolve residential storage system. Eguana Technologies

The Evolve residential energy storage system lets new or existing residential solar customers store excess solar power generation for use in the evening. In the event of a power outage, the Evolve system will keep the solar PV system operating, ensuring that power is available to support essential loads. The Evolve system coupled with solar PV is a low-cost, perpetual backup power source that offers energy management controls, an integrated user interface and an extended product warranty.

“We are confident that our proven, outdoor-rated, AC-Coupled energy storage systems will allow Hannah to win more solar PV business while assisting home and business owners to reduce energy costs, prepare for power outages and become more energy independent,” said Livio Filice, Director of Residential Sales, North America. “First residential installations are currently planned near the Georgia—Alabama border with additional installations planned in throughout Q1. Hannah has placed opening orders of approximately 500 kWh of residential storage systems to ensure availability throughout 2019.”

Hannah Solar, an Eguana-certified installer, is expected to complete its first group of Evolve energy storage systems in late January with installations continuing throughout 2019. The companies plan to collaborate on bringing the Elevate commercial energy storage system to business owners looking to reduce demand charges in Georgia and other markets.

Evolve is a fully-integrated residential energy storage system that includes the company’s proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5 kWac output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5-kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39 kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations.

The Evolve supports grid-connected solar self-consumption, time of use and backup power.