Panasonic’s Storage Battery Technology Goes to Work for Panasonic Australia Energy Retailers

Panasonic’s Storage Battery Technology Goes to Work for and with Panasonic Australia Energy Retailers

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Jun 05, 2015

Published on Jun 4, 2015

Firstly, Panasonic Australia announced pilot projects with ActewAGL, Snowy Hydro’s Red Energy and Ergon Energy. They installed Panasonic battery technology in solar-installed homes for the first time. That’s to generate efficient, environmentally responsible electricity. More importantly to ‘shave’ concentrated energy demand.

Sydney, Australia – On June 2, 2015, Panasonic Australia announced pilot projects. That’s projects with ActewAGL, Snowy Hydro’s Red Energy and Ergon Energy. They installed Panasonic battery technology in solar-installed homes for the first time. Thereby generating efficient, environmentally responsible electricity. Plus and more noteworthy to ‘shave’ concentrated energy demand.

In addition, storage batteries allow more solar energy to be used. That’s especially with Panasonic Australia modelling. Hence, it shows for the market to increase the consumption rate of solar generation from 30 to 60 per cent.
Panasonic Australia With Solar and energy storage to complement rooftop solar. Solar customers will be able to have more control over the renewable energy they generate. In addition to providing a backup power source if the grid goes down, the new combined solution may help customers reduce energy costs. For instance, in areas with time-of-use electricity rates, customers can store excess solar energy produced by the system during the day in the batteries and then consume it during periods of peak energy usage in the evening and at night when electricity rates are typically higher.

The residential battery technology stores excess electricity generated during the day by solar panels. Thereby providing a reliable, efficient base load for solar-installed households during peak periods. It also is giving emergency power for critical appliances. For example the refrigerator or lighting. That’s in case of sudden grid supply interruptions. So once fully charged from the day’s sun, no problem. That’s when Panasonic’s lithium-ion storage battery produces a two kilowatt output for four hours.
These projects are a first for Panasonic in Australia. More importantly, Panasonic’s battery demand response system will help distributors model peak shaving effects. That’s realized through solar and battery storage systems. It also is giving a cost-effective alternative to grid infrastructure investments.

Consumers have access to clean solar energy during the evening peak and potentially a lower energy bill. For the retailer, expect a levelling out of costs and a potential competitive advantage with customers. For the distributor, that means it gives cost-effective alternatives. That’s compared to expensive grid infrastructure investments.

In conclusion, the pilot projects implemented in a selected zones of customers with solar-installed households in Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Plus in New South Wales and Queensland, thereby using Panasonic’s residential energy storage system to complete the analysis.

Also, Panasonic is well-known for its world-leading innovation, R&D and technological advancement in battery management. Therefore, it’s delivering innovative industrial-scale products and solutions. Expect that will benefit the community in new ways.

In conclusion and according to sources, Panasonic has 40 years of accumulated know-how. That’s so crazy expertise in lithium-ion battery technology. So No brainer for them. You know, that Energy is brought to bear to help Australia. This is helping them meet challenges facing in that energy system. It is an opportunity to bring new flexibility to the energy sector. It’s all simply by tapping into a huge latent energy source like energy storage. Finally, best part is it’s readily available in many of Australia’s 1.4 million solar-installed homes.

As well, Panasonic displayed the Residential Storage Battery System at the Australian Energy Storage Exhibition. This took place at the Australian Technology Park and was in Sydney from 3 to 4 June, 2015.

Panasonic’s Residential Energy Storage Battery System and Its Business

[LJ-SK84A Li-ion Storage Battery System]

8-kWh usable capacity and 2-kWh output, using lithium-ion battery technology to maximize the benefit of residential photovoltaic (PV) energy.

Programmed charge/discharge, remote control charge/discharge and an emergency backup feature

Slim, stand-alone design

Capable of retro-fit installation to existing residential solar PV systems

Robust, dustproof and waterproof for outdoor installation, and IP54 rated

[LJ-NA02 Network Adapter & DR-EMS Platform Software]

Also, Demand Response aids utilities’ fleet management to meet peak shaving opportunity and improve load stability across the distributed energy network.

So important, one utility server can control up to 20,000 storage systems. Best part and more noteworthy, check their time of use tariffs and control of demand load. So if all units used at once, 40 megawatts would be produced.

Finally, the Demand Response software can then help utilities redistribute time of use tariffs. Best part is Li-ion battery storage energy can be powered via the DR-EMS server to manage household electricity.

The products manufactured by Panasonic in Japan. They have been commercially available since October 2015. Panasonic Australia knows with more than 40 years of ability in the field. Plus sales of more than 10 billion lithium-ion cells to date. Finally, and I mean Panasonic Corporation has a global track record of producing world-leading battery technology and innovation over so many decades.

Source: Panasonic USA

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