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Duracell enters residential energy storage market with 14-kWh LFP batteries

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 03rd November

Well known alkaline battery producer Duracell is launching a residential energy storage solution through California-based distributor Power Center+.

The Duracell Power Center product line will consist of 5-kW and 10-kW inverter outputs with lithium-iron phosphate batteries expandable from 14 kWh to 84 kWh. The Power Center’s AC-coupling setup allows new and existing residential solar owners to store excess solar power for use in the evening, maximizing their solar investment, while increasing energy security and independence, all without additional hardware.  In addition, Power Center offers the flexibility of remote software upgrades to meet ever changing power regulatory standards.

“Duracell sees tremendous opportunity to create effective green power management solutions for the home.  Ultimately allowing the consumer to manage, store, and control all aspects of power within their home. The Duracell brand brings along a history of quality and reliability which consumers have trusted over many decades,” stated Roberto Mendez, President of Duracell North America. “We are proud to work with our licensee partner to bring this important offering to the market.”

“Our Home Energy Storage solutions provide the entrée for expansion into a full product ecosystem as we march toward complete residential power management.  We are very excited to be at the forefront of technology development and deployment,” stated Aakar Patel, President of Power Center+.

The Power Center’s support grid-connected solar self-consumption, time of use (TOU) rate shifting and provide home backup power. These systems are now available in North America and the Caribbean markets, with certification standards matching UL 1741, UL 9540, California’s Rule 21, and Hawaii’s Rule 14H.

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