Anker is mostly recognized for making smartphone energy adapters and USB cables for residence and on the go, however now the corporate is attempting one thing new. On the firm’s ReCharge occasion in New York Metropolis on Tuesday, it’s unveiled a brand new “Solix” line of merchandise that’s targeted on preserving your property powered, even when the grid goes down. It’s additionally including a battery to be used with its DIY balcony-mounted photo voltaic panel resolution to deliver a little bit of saved vitality independence to condo dwellers and renters.
The primary star of Anker’s announcement features a Tesla Powerwall-like residence photo voltaic vitality storage system that may energy every little thing in your own home. Anker’s resolution is designed to be modular: it may be outfitted with as little as 5kWh of energy, concerning the measurement of a hybrid automotive’s battery, or as a lot as 180kWh, which is concerning the measurement of Rivian’s R1T Max Pack battery.
Tesla’s newest Powerwall 2, as compared, is fastened at 13.5kWh, however could be scaled shoulder to shoulder with as much as 10 items. It additionally has a variable value that’s someplace round $11,500 per unit put in. And if you need Tesla’s Powerwall, you’ll now should order it with photo voltaic panels.
In the meantime, Anker hasn’t revealed pricing for its Solix battery, however plans to make the system suitable with present photo voltaic panels or new Anker-provided ones. It makes use of LFP batteries that are stacked in modules vertically, with the brains settled on high the place it controls the ability movement. And it is all related to a wise telephone app. Anker gained’t be delivery the battery system this yr, it plans to launch it globally in 2024.
In Germany, Anker’s been promoting photo voltaic panels designed to work on balconies, and now it is acquired a brand new “Solarbank” battery pack that may work with it all through Europe — like a mini Powerwall. So now European condo and condominium dwellers can get in on residence vitality storage by sacrificing the walk-out house that was completely value the additional month-to-month hire or mortgage. Solarbank can also be expandable from 1.6kWh to three.2kWh, and works with most present micro-inverters together with the one bundled with Anker’s two-panel plug-and-play Solix Balcony Answer. Simply plug Anker’s inverter immediately into any commonplace residence energy socket to feed vitality again to your home equipment with any extra diverted to the battery.
Anker’s additionally slapping the Solix model title to present merchandise, like its $2,000 F2000 rollaway suitcase moveable energy station (additionally known as 767 PowerHouse). It is acquired a 2048Wh battery that may be doubled with a further enlargement battery, and could be charged with an optionally available 200W photo voltaic panel generator accent.
For those who’re taken with getting a house battery resolution from Anker, you can begin a dialog with the corporate’s consultants right now by its web site. Dwelling vitality storage is a fairly younger however rising market, and firms like EcoFlow and now Anker are making it look much more accessible.