Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions has launched its first SimpliPhi-branded energy storage system after acquiring the energy storage system provider last year. The SimpliPHI Energy Storage System consists of three core components: a 6-kW inverter, a 4.9-kWh battery and the EnergyTrak management software.
The SimpliPHI ESS can be AC- or DC-coupled and the inverter can scale up to nine units. The 4.9-kWh battery uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry and can scale up to 72 modules for a total energy storage capacity of 358.5 kWh. Both the SimpliPHI inverter and battery are IP65 rated so they can be installed indoors or outdoors.
The SimpliPHI ESS also features EnergyTrak, a monitoring and control software platform that allows users to manage their energy usage through a mobile app that delivers real-time status and updates to home and business owners.
“Both Briggs & Stratton and SimpliPhi Power have a longstanding history of providing energy solutions built with quality and dependability as the highest priority. Coming together as one company, we’ve successfully leveraged the team’s complementary expertise to deliver more choice and more control than ever before so our customers have access to power when it matters most,” said Tom Rugg, senior vice president and president, Energy Solutions at Briggs & Stratton. “With aging power grids, more frequent outages and unpredictable weather patterns, the addition of the SimpliPHI ESS to our product lineup is another solution for people looking for an innovative, scalable energy system for their home or business.”
“Our energy storage solutions are held to industry-leading standards. From the chemistry, form factor and manufacturing processes of the batteries to the testing and validation requirements on behalf of our customers, we seek to provide a safer and more reliable solution,” said Catherine Von Burg, president and CEO, SimpliPhi Power.
The SimpliPHI ESS will be available to order beginning June 14, 2022.
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The Briggs and Stratton version of former Simpliphi ESS offerings I feel is a bit lacking in overall ESS scope for the residential sector. Beginning with a 6kW inverter and only a modular 4.9kWh battery pack seems light on the energy storage requirement. Does the merger with Briggs and Stratton remove the Simpliphi use of premium components in the system as a whole? Simpliphi was a panel builder that used well known Schnieder CONEXT inverter/chargers and solar PV D.C. chargers in the CONEXT group. I’ve seen some Simpliphi systems using Sol-Arc which is advertised as the only solar PV inverter with an EMP option and Midnight Solar charging products in ESS units. Instead of nominal power supplies, the ESS industry needs to graduate into the microgrid catagory with better built in resiliency during power outages and rolling blackouts.
Solarman: Turn on your autocorrect before you post publicly. You may come across as credible. 4 typos and two of them on well-known brand names.
Your reply to Solarman brings no value to the discussion. And now I’m bringing no value.
Is the message lost to you because “autocorrect” was off. Correcting my papers will not promote solar PV to the Jane or John Doe contemplating solar PV installation now or in the future. Kelly Pickerel didn’t mind and it’s her article.