Varta Storage has revamped its line of home energy storage systems and introduced the new compact plug-and-play Varta pulse battery systems to the European market. The new, 3.3 kilowatt-hour Varta pulse 3 and the 6.5 kilowatt-hour Varta pulse 6 storage system are retrofit kits designed to install in 30 minutes and are module expandable. The company also introduced its 13 kilowatt-hour Varta element 12, which is fully integrated with a power inverter.
“Easy, affordable but of high quality–this is pulse. It’s perfect for all those who want to bundle the highest energy-density into the minimum space. In doing so, we have adapted our product portfolio to the various needs of our customers,” said Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA.
At just over a foot deep and two feet tall and wide the new Varta pulse systems are compact and lightweight. The Varta pulse 3 system weighs around 99 pounds, while the Varta pulse 6 system weighs approximately 143 pounds. They include mobile smart-home applications that allow customers the ability to track usage and storage data in order to maximize their system’s efficiency.
In addition to introducing the new units at Intersolar, Varta also revamped its existing line of Varta home and Varta family storage systems. They are now called the Varta one L and Varta one XL. They offer customers a chance to increase there energy storage capacity needs in 500 watt-hour steps. The Varta one L system can be scaled from 2.8 kilowatt-hours to 6.9 kilowatt-hours depending on the customer’s needs. The Varta one XL system is designed for households that use large appliances or have plug-in electric vehicle charging stations and offers a range of storage capacity from 3.7 kilowatt-hours to 13.8 kilowatt-hours.
Combining residential solar with energy storage systems is expected to provide 57 gigawatts to the grid and save customers an estimated $13 billion annually, according to a study published by Renewable Energy in December 2016. Companies like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have released residential and commercial battery systems into international markets in recent years and ramped up manufacturing their efforts, allowing the cost of battery systems coupled with solar to decrease even further.Tweet