Tabuchi America launches adjustable solar-plus-storage controls for homes

Tabuchi Electric (Osaka, Japan) subsidiary Tabuchi America (San Jose, CA), a solar-plus-storage provider, on July 12th, 2016 announced new functionalities to their residential energy storage system.

The four modes enable customers to prioritize their specific needs from their solar-plus-storage system, from reducing costs to ensuring reliable backup power, the company notes.

The 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 Economy Power Mode maximizes the homeowner’s use of clean solar power. This mode is ideal for customers who need self-consumption.

The Home Backup Mode ensures reliable power supply during blackouts, storms or anytime electricity is unreliable.

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.

“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,” said Tabuchi Managing Director, Harumi McClure.

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.