Solar Power International 2015 Pre-Event Showcase - Page 13

terminal types for a wide range of applications, as well as high capacity designs for commercial and larger residential systems—all fully supported with a comprehensive line of enclosure and racking solutions. The line’s advanced VRLA/AGM chemistry is augmented by the latest in nano-carbon technology, which offers all the safety and convenience of a VRLA battery along with the cycling benefits of advanced energy storage.

An active molecular material, nano-carbon puts between 10-100 times more carbon coverage where it can do the most good internally: maintaining negative active material. It can deliver up to 44% improved cycle life and also endures partial charging much better than conventional AGM designs, making it ideal for energy arbitrage applications as well as off-grid with limited sunlight.

Mara White sums up the need for systems with custom flexibility and factory-built quality and dependability this way: “with energy storage taking a much greater role in enabling renewable energy integration into our homes and our power grids, it's vital that every energy system component works together seamlessly and effectively, and the best way to achieve that is with them precision engineered into a pre-tested system.

The approach reduces installation costs by saving installation and trouble-shooting time, and ensures better performance which increases end-user satisfaction with their solar investment—and those things more than anything else are really what will drive the increasing adoption of solar and storage for the foreseeable future. ”

Outback Power are exhbiting at Solar Power International 2015 so please visit our booth to find out more about our product ranges.

OUTBACK POWER SHOWCASE

BOOTH #4947

In an environment such as Laramie, Wyoming, a fully sustainable, successful net-zero working and diving structure is no small undertaking. Project lead’s Marshall contracting, Inc. chose a modified “envelope house” scheme to come up with a totally passive solar heating solution for a client’s unique request for a combination workshop/back-up residential structure for self-sufficient living which collects radiated solar heat and stores it during the day for use at night.

To provide an equally-sustainable means of supplying electricity, the design team opted for a 6kW PV/solar system with battery bank consisting of twelve large 2V OutBack batteries connected in series to form a 24V high-capacity bank. Complete with plexi-shielding and structurally sound steel racking, it can store 54.9 kWh nameplate energy storage safely and securely – very important with an energy storage solution designed to be lived with inside a home.

CASE STUDY #1: Advanced Sustainable Home in Wyoming