Eguana Technology, a Canadian power control solutions firm has received an additional C$2.5 million ($1.8 million) purchase order for its residential lithium-ion AC battery for the Hawaiian Customer Self Supply program from its partner E-Gear LLC, a US renewable energy business.
Eguana Technologies has been augmenting its energy storage partnership with Korean lithium-ion battery giant LG Chem since January and begun integrating LG Chem’s JH3 cell technology into its energy storage system (ESS) portfolio.
Eguana also noted that E-Gear LLC has begun signing dealers in California and continues to expand its network in the state with installations planned for this summer.
Justin Holland, CEO of Eguana, said, “E-Gear installations began within days of being granted the expedited permitting approval process for the AC Battery and we are now seeing predictability within the sales and ordering cycle for solar+storage in Hawaii.
“Creating consistent and growing baseline demand with our factory integrated and certified AC Battery was a crucial step for the company and our expectation is to see quarter over quarter growth from the Hawaiian market as the state drives toward its 100% renewable energy target.”
California installers are scrambling to adopt more sophisticated energy storage solutions to meet the advanced Rule 21 interconnection requirements which are set to become mandatory in September 2017, Eguana says.
Many of the power control solutions that have been utilised for backup power focused systems in the past currently do not meet the new grid interactive requirements, Eguana adds.
Eguana claims development and testing has been completed for the lithium-ion AC Battery and BiDirex platforms to meet all Rule 21 interconnection changes.
“The flexibility in our patented technology allows us to respond very quickly to constantly changing grid interconnection requirements, both platforms already meet or exceed the new rules,” Holland said.