By SeeNews Renewables

November 20 (SeeNews) - Japanese inverter manufacturer Tabuchi Electric will officially launch its residential solar-plus-storage programme in Canada with the inauguration of its first system in Ontario province on Friday.

The company will carry out the scheme under a partnership with local infrastructure assets holding company Oshawa Power and Utilities Corp (OPUC). The project envisages deploying a combination of solar panels and a storage system for customers in the OPUC service area, even though the wide adoption of such a technology could be disruptive to its business model, CEO Atul Mahajan noted.

Among the main advantages of such systems is that they improve customer reliability during power blackouts, especially in times of extreme weather, the manufacturer said on Thursday. The companies will use the pilot installations to further study and improve the technology.

The project is funded by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and aligns with Ontario’s clean energy efficiency policies.