LG Energy Solution, the new name for LG Chem’s battery business, released today its new line of lithium-ion batteries: LG RESU Prime. This new family of residential battery solutions have a maximum of 16 kWh of energy and a power rating of 7 kW.
What’s more, the new generation of LG RESU batteries boast modular designs, allowing for streamlined transportation, handling and installation, in addition to simplifying on-the-spot maintenance. The full LG RESU Prime lineup includes:
- LG RESU16H Prime – The industry’s largest single battery, capable of housing enough electricity needed to effectively run a whole home, RESU16H Prime is a powerful and complete home backup solution. Features the world’s largest capacity as a single pack, it offers 16 kWh of usable energy that can be scaled up to 32 kWh, with the double power of 14 kW. (Available December 2020)
- LG RESU10H Prime – An ideal option for a first home battery, RESU10H Prime features enough capacity to back up critical loads during peak hours and emergencies, offering 9.6 kWh of usable energy which can be scaled up to 19.2 kWh, with the double power of 10 kW. (Available March 2021)
The LG RESU Prime line also features RESU Monitor, LG Energy Solution’s advanced remote monitoring system, enabling installers and users to remotely monitor battery conditions in real time and arming installers to proactively diagnose any issues with an easy-to-use interface.
“The LG RESU Prime family is designed to meet the needs of today’s consumers, who now rely on home energy solutions to power both their lives and careers. The shift to a work-from-home culture has highlighted increased demand for reliable energy solutions, driven by the uncertainty created from increased blackouts and the inefficiencies of aged grid systems. The LG RESU Prime offers consumers a sense of self-reliance, in an intuitive format they can scale to meet their needs” said Linh Tran, Sales Director of Residential Business from LG Energy Solution. “We are also working closely with the world’s leading inverter manufacturers to allow installation with both newly applied and existing solar systems: Single-phase or three-phase, commercial and residential, with very robust back-up capability.”
Along with the LG RESU Prime lineup, LG Energy Solution unveiled the concept design of LG RESU FLEX, an innovation of a totally brand-new concept of home battery. RESU FLEX is a flexible product that can create a battery system with a desired capacity and design by configuring battery units in various ways. Characterized by ease of installation and scalability, the product is expected to be released in the second half of 2021.
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The utilities are in a death spiral now. They still have to maintain the existing infrastructure across pretty much the same geography, but they are having less custom, as people more to renewables. This means the individual bills increase (same cost divided by less customers = higher bill per customer). which just drives more people to renewables…
I’m beginning to think, the way IOU utilities have (chosen) to maintain their regulated monopoly revenues is to implement electricity rate spiking programs like block electricity tiered rates, TOU rate spiking after the solar PV generation day is done, “demand charges” to spike rates to take care of spinning reserve contracts with fueled generation facilities. The trends particularly over the last 5 years has been offering larger energy storage capacity seems to be the next trend. At first it was TESLA and 7kWh with 5.6kWh usable. Now entities like Humless Universal and Electrique have offerings one can stack energy storage up to 70 to 90kWh. This is getting into the commercial energy storage arena. I can see a couple of things happening, commercial ESS manufacturers scale down and offer a 25kWh interactive inverter product at 240VAC residential with commercial sized battery pack and get a system of 25kW/100kWh for a large home system that would allow one to become grid agnostic. The other thing that could happen is taking an existing commercial ESS and add a 460-480 three phase to 240VAC split phase transformer to power a home or small business. Recently Sonnen, GENERAC, and now LG Chem RESU Prime is offering more capacity. Then the up coming RESU Flex. It also seems battery prices are still dropping, not as much as solar PV has dropped, but goo enough to allow more capacity in the residential ESS offerings. I would think the rote utilities are crying and writhing over the prospect the utility could soon become backup to residential renewable systems.