California — Franklin Whole Home, a privately funded cleantech company, will launch its new residential storage solution for the U.S. market at the Intersolar conference on Jan. 13 in Long Beach, Calif.
The company says the FranklinWH system integrates an AC battery with intelligent controls to provide a whole-home power solution.
“We’ve brought together some of the brightest minds in storage and power electronics to design a system to carry homeowners well into the future,” says FranklinWH CEO David Wang. “Our system goes well beyond today’s expectation for reliable back-up. It integrates more critical loads than competing systems and is the first to use artificial intelligence, making storage smarter and more complete.”
The Franklin Home Power solution fuses its lithium iron phosphate aPower battery with the aGate smart control system to provide uniquely advanced storage.
The aPower is compatible with any PV inverter technology, and can connect easily with existing solar systems while scaling up to 15 units for a total of 204 kWh to offer maximum home comfort. Because solar systems shut down during power outages, FranklinWH’s Black Start feature creates a micro-grid for the home, keeping the PV system powered up when the grid goes down.
The aGate control system uses AI technology, allowing it to manage the most complex load scenarios effectively. This gives it the unique ability not only to safeguard the main panel but also to integrate three additional large loads of the homeowner’s choice, including such things as HVAC, pool heating, or electric vehicle charging. Its user-friendly app prompts homeowners to modify consumption when needed or sell power back to the grid at peak rates.