Solar Module Level Micro-storage for Next-gen Distributed Grid
Buildings will soon be seen as an active component of the electric grid and not mere loads. Solar+storage forms a key part of this grid-infrastructure. Commercial sites such as shopping centers, schools, hospitals are typically at the center of large population centers. To achieve true penetration of solar+storage (BTM) behind the meter on commercial and residential sites, we need to overcome existing barriers such as space, complexity and safety while significantly reducing the soft costs. Solar module level micro-storage does not demand any real-estate and is inherently safe when built with the right battery chemistry.
Built-in thermal regulation is essential to increase battery’s reliability, performance and life. Additionally, output that can adapt to most inverters with the ability to island, will lead to seamless integration. We hope to rally the industry and engage in development of standards around panel level micro-storage format, to make deploying storage as simple as solar.