SunPower is expanding its portfolio of energy storage products with the launch of a 19.5-kWh and 39-kWh SunVault. SunPower has also made design upgrades that make SunVault faster and easier to install.
“Every homeowner has unique energy storage needs — some want the peace of mind that they can power essentials during a blackout like a refrigerator and WiFi, while others want the flexibility to also charge an EV or run their air conditioning,” said Nate Coleman, Chief Products Officer at SunPower. “With these new storage sizes and higher power output through multiple inverters, SunVault’s modular configuration allows customers to get the storage size they need today with the reassurance that they can grow their system as their home energy requirements change.”
As states across the nation set new records for electricity demand amid the summer’s heat waves, more homeowners face the threat of rolling blackouts and receiving texts from their electric grid to conserve energy. Homeowners can manage their SunVault energy storage with the mySunPower app to see how much energy is available during peak-demand to reserve for an outage or lower energy costs by using stored energy. Further, all SunVault energy storage systems are backed by a 10-year warranty, regardless of how much the battery is charged and drained over time.
With this launch, SunPower is now available in five configurations: 13 kWh, 19.5 kWh, 26 kWh, 39 kWh and 52 kWh. Some of these options include multiple inverters, meaning the systems can supply enough power to backup the loads in an entire home. SunVault configurations with multiple inverters and storage capacity of 26 kWh and more have the potential to power the whole home, so customers don’t have to choose between comfort and essential loads during an outage.
The new SunVault sizes will be available beginning early 2023.
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