Canadian Solar announced that CSI Solar will launch the EP Cube, a residential energy storage solution, at the RE+ trade show to be held on September 19-22, 2022, in Anaheim, California. The official launch will be at 3pm PT on September 21.
The EP Cube works with both new and retrofit, AC and DC-coupled PV systems. The EP Cube solution can be stacked for 9.9 kWh to 19.9 kWh capacities. Up to six units can be connected in parallel to deliver up to 119.9 kWh of storage and 45.6 kW output, which is more than enough to fully power the average home with high-surge-current appliances and AC units. The EP Cube’s thin design, 6.25 inches at the thinnest, requires minimal space and is fully compatible with indoor or outdoor installation thanks to its NEMA 4X rated resistance to dust and moisture.
Each EP Cube battery module weighs less than 70 pounds, lower than most residential storage devices that weigh upwards of 300 pounds. This makes the EP Cube simpler to install and less costly to transport, requiring a minimal installation team to carry and install each unit.
In addition, the energy storage system incorporates the Smart Gateway, an intelligent technology platform that enables automatic and seamless energy transfers for on- or off-grid use without user disruption.
The EP Cube is highly customizable and was designed with both homeowners’ and installers’ diverse needs in mind. Homeowners no longer have to pick and choose what to power, as the full home can be powered with the EP Cube. Installers can efficiently install the full unit, ultimately driving growth and cost savings.
Canadian Solar is releasing an app to help homeowners manage their energy storage systems. The EP Cube app will allow for easy, real-time monitoring of energy production and consumption. Homeowners will have access to home energy management and over-the-air (OTA) software update services. Installers use the app to set up and troubleshoot systems.