Tabuchi America Launches Adjustable Solar-Plus-Storage Controls for Homes
Four flexible modes help homeowners optimize solar investment the way that best suits them
SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 12, 2016 – Tabuchi America, a leading solar-plus-storage provider, today announced new functionalities to their residential system that will help customers optimize their solar investment. The four modes enable customers to prioritize their specific needs from their solar-plus-storage system, from reducing costs to ensuring reliable backup power. This unprecedented level of control is designed to help consumers make the most out of their solar investment with the benefits most appropriate for their needs.
“Solar-plus-storage systems are in early stages of deployment but can provide attractive value to consumers. User-friendly innovations will play an important role in helping consumers see a payoff from solar-plus-storage, which in turn should accelerate market demand.”
Tabuchi America’s solar-plus-storage modes give customers powerful flexibility to optimize their system as policies and customer needs change. The new system offers four different modes for every homeowner persona on the block.
- The Power Saver: Export Mode helps customers save the maximum amount of money on their energy bills. It’s ideal for customers participating in Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Demand Response (DR) programs.
- The Green Pioneer: Economy Power Mode maximizes the homeowner’s use of clean solar power. This mode is ideal for customers who need self-consumption and who that value sustainability.
- The Backup Power: Home Backup Mode ensures reliable power supply in all circumstances. This mode safeguards the homeowner during blackouts, storms or anytime electricity is unreliable.
- The Peak Protector: Demand Response Mode reduces the impact of residential demand charges during peak demand. This mode is designed for customers in states like Arizona that want to lower their electric bills amid changing solar policies.
“Tabuchi America is committed to helping customers maximize their solar investment,” said Tabuchi Managing Director, Harumi McClure. “Different homeowners want different benefits out of their solar-plus-storage system. Our flexible modes empower homeowners to get precisely what they want even as utility rates and policies change.”
Tabuchi America’s solar-plus-storage and inverter technologies are designed to help U.S. homeowners reduce electricity costs and efficiently manage their energy use. The company’s grid-friendly technologies are also designed to make it easier for utilities to directly manage distributed solar and stabilize distributed assets. The company’s four adjustable modes pairs with the system’s smart inverter for full compatibility with California’s Rule 21, which requires new solar inverters to automatically adjust to fluctuations in power flow to stabilize the grid.
“Residential solar penetration continues to advance across the country,” said Pavel Molchanov, energy analyst at Raymond James. “Solar-plus-storage systems are in early stages of deployment but can provide attractive value to consumers. User-friendly innovations will play an important role in helping consumers see a payoff from solar-plus-storage, which in turn should accelerate market demand.”
About Tabuchi America
Tabuchi America provides grid-friendly solar-plus-storage systems optimized for energy management and cost performance. Tabuchi America can help save customers up to 55 percent on their energy bills by maximizing their solar investment. Its parent company, Tabuchi Electric, is one of the largest solar inverter manufacturers in the world with more than 90 years of power electronics experience. For more information, please visit tabuchiamerica.com.