Canadian firm Eguana Technologies has augmented its energy storage partnership with Korean lithium-ion battery giant LG Chem.
Eguana has begun integrating LG Chem’s JH3 cell technology into its AC Battery energy storage system (ESS) portfolio.
Eguana will also expand its AC Battery product line by introducing a 15kVA/37kWh commercial energy storage product based on the JH3 cell in the same standalone module format in Q2 of 2017.
The AC Battery can be connected to different energy sources including renewables, and diesel.
The residential AC Battery, based on LG Chem’s JH2 cell technology, has met US national standards and passed internal tests at both Eguana and LG Chem.
Peter Gibson, US sales director of LG Chem, said: “Our engineering team has evaluated Eguana’s integration of our lithium batteries into their AC Battery product and we have been very impressed by the reliability and the performance of their solution.”
LG Chem’s RESU ESS, the company’s first foray into residential ESSs, which uses JH3 battery technology, won an ees Intersolar award in 2016.
The Korean battery firm struck a blow against Tesla (arguably the most high profile residential ESS maker) last year when leading US residential solar company Sunrun chose to use its RESU system for its new ESS.