Eguana Technologies has completed all required certifications for its 5kW Evolve LFP and NMC residential battery energy storage systems (BESSs) to the new Australian and New Zealand grid standards. The BESSs certifications also meet all Australian grid interconnection requirements and are now listed in the Clean Energy Council’s (CEC) approved list of batteries, along with fulfilling the battery assurance programs of CEC and industry’s best practice requirements.
Both products have been designed for grid-tied, backup power operations, and virtual power plant applications (VPP). The Company has also confirmed that the first shipments of Australian power electronics for the Evolve LFP AUS, which is a cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate (LFP) BESS, have been made from its manufacturing partner facility in San Jose, California. The power electronics are assembled into final units and tested prior to consumer shipments at the Eguana facility in Adelaide, South Australia.
“Customer preferences in the Australian market continue to require BESSs with expandable storage capacity options to serve both VPP and consumer back up markets” commented Eguana Chief Executive Justin Holland. “Our platform design continues to demonstrate its edge in rapid product development and certification capabilities for markets that constantly change. Shipments of the updated Evolve BESSs have commenced with initial installations to take place in March.”
The Evolve BESSs provide homeowners with an integrated home battery including expandable storage capacity giving homeowners longer duration back up power modes. In addition, the BESS is designed to perform an important role in virtual power plant infrastructure builds for wholesale markets and to provide the electric grid stability initiatives led by the AEMO.