SimpliPhi Power has increased the storage capacity of its entire line of energy storage and management solutions. The company’s PHI 3.5 kWh battery has increased to 3.8 kWh, and the PHI 2.7 kWh battery model is now 2.9 kWh. The size, weight and scalability all remains the same. SimpliPhi’s all-in-one AccESS, ExprESS and Genny product lines will also feature higher capacity PHI batteries and a lower up-front price per kWh.
“Last year, global energy storage deployments grew 147% to reach 6 GWh, and analysts forecast this is only the beginning of what promises to be exponential growth for the market,” said SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg. “But in order to realize this market potential, our industry needs to keep innovating to improve price points, boost performance and improve safety.”
SimpliPhi’s product improvements come just in time to respond to a statewide backup power emergency in the company’s home state of California. Public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) announced by the top three utilities PG&E, SCE and SDG&E, were created to mitigate the risk of fire from damaged transmission lines in areas designated “high fire threat districts” by the CPUC, where a combination of extreme drought, new vegetation from recent rain and increasingly violent winds threaten the integrity of utility infrastructure. Approximately 11 million people and thousands of businesses within these high fire threat districts risk losing power for hours or days at a time through the summer and fall without backup power options. To support this statewide effort to build customer-sited capacity and resilience, SimpliPhi is discounting its improved, higher capacity PHI batteries and integrated systems to California home and business owners, offering drop-shipping anywhere in California, or local pick up from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard.
“PSPS caught California by surprise, and as a California company whose operations and employees are personally affected by these utility blackouts, we’ve introduced our Energize California initiative to do all we can to get back-up energy storage solutions into the hands of Californians who need them as quickly and affordably as possible,” Von Burg said.
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