While starting from a small base, the U.S. residential battery market is continuing to grow, driven by customer desire for energy independence, policies that either support or mandate storage, and ongoing improvements in economics.
And as these systems start to make financial sense for more customers, more large companies are getting in on the game. As the latest, PetersenDean Roofing & Solar has partnered with SolarEdge and LG to provide its integrated solar plus storage offering.
Under the new deal, PetersenDean will offer residential solar plus storage systems that incorporates LG Chem’s 9.8 kilowatt-hour (kWh) Residential Energy Storage Unit (RESU) 10H battery system, with the entire solar, storage and consumption system managed by SolarEdge’s StorEdge technology.
This is not the first time that LG Chem and SolarEdge have joined these two product lines, and on its StorEdge page SolarEdge advertises the combination of the two. Using StorEdge the system can provide backup power during blackouts, which is a key draw of battery technology for many homeowners.
“During the last few years, our customers have been asking us for better home energy storage solutions,” notes Jim Petersen, the CEO of PetersenDean. “While some systems only function when the grid goes down, others only work to help limit grid use in moments when their solar system is not producing the amount of energy needed to power their home.”
“By combining SolarEdge’s StorEdge solution with LG Chem batteries, customers can enjoy both options by managing and monitoring PV and battery status through a single platform.”
This deal comes five months after Texas PV maker Mission Solar Energy announced that it would begin supplying PetersenDean with PV modules, as a replacement for the installer’s previous contract with SolarWorld.