Enphase Energy have revealed plans to test their energy storage system in Australia and New Zealand.
The micro inverter specialists will be working with the South Australian electricity distribution network, SA Power Networks to trail its AC battery system in residential areas. Residential PV enjoys around a 25% penetration level in South Australia, making it perfect for Enphase’s testing ground for their storage system.
President and CEO of Enphase, Paul Nahi stated “The dynamics of the residential solar markets in Australia and New Zealand make it one of the most storage-ready regions in the world”
Paul Nahi continued by identifying “Homeowners in Australia and New Zealand want total control of their home’s energy because of the combination of electricity rates, high solar penetration, and declining feed-in tariffs. The Enphase Home Energy Solution fits these needs with compelling economics and sets the stage for the evolving energy market.”
“As we prepare for the launch of the Enphase Home Energy Solution in Australia, these trials will help us gain insights into how energy storage can help utility providers improve their load management and develop business models for residential energy storage,” said Greg Wolfson, storage product line director at Enphase.
Managing director for Enphase Energy Asia-Pacific, Nathan Dunn added “Ensuring grid stability is one of the most significant issues to address with solar power increasing its penetration into the electricity grid in Australia. The introduction of energy storage on the grid will provide greater stability, which is a win for both service providers and residential customers.”