Ontario — Canadian Solar announced theEP Cube; a lightweight and sleek all-in-one residential energy storage solution.
The company says the product is scalable and customizable from 9.9 kWh to 19.9-kWh capacities.
That it’s an all-in-one design with a hybrid inverter and stackable battery modules, requiring minimal wall space. It is lightweight and easy to install, featuring all-inclusive components and self-configuration for fast commissioning. It also works with new and retrofit AC and DC-coupled PV systems.
“We are pleased to expand our clean energy offering into the residential energy storage market by launching the EP Cube, leveraging our existing partnerships and channels,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.
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. The EP Cube’s thin design, 6.25 in. 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. The system can be AC- or DC-coupled.
Each EP Cube battery module (LFP chemistry) weighs less than 70 lbs. This makes the EP Cube simpler to install and less costly to transport, requiring a minimal installation team to carry and install each unit. The EP Cube is also more customizable to individual needs due to its modular approach.
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.
Canadian Solar is also 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.