By Clean Technology Business Review

Solar inverter manufacturer Tabuchi Electric has partnered with Geli, software provider for battery storage and microgrids, to provide a residential solar-plus-storage solution to accelerate residential solar market.

Through the partnership, a solar-plus-storage solution will be created by combining Geli's software with Tabuchi's hardware to optimize grid performance.

Tabuchi's EneTelus Intelligent Battery System (EIBS) residential solar-plus-storage solution integrated with Geli's Energy Operating System software will systematically manage energy flow from the home to the grid, when connected to solar installations and smart home devices such as smart thermostats and pool pumps.

The EIBS system combines an all-in-one inverter with a lithium ion battery that is optimized for reliability, fast payback and simple home installation, the company said.

Geli business development vice president Andrew Tanner said: "We think of energy storage as energy computing. Geli provides the smart software and Tabuchi provides the best-in-class hardware.

"Together we're helping utilities forge ahead with the confidence they need to expand solar penetration and meet ambitious renewable energy targets."

Earlier in July this year, Tabuchi Electric launched EIBS at Intersolar North America. It is a grid-friendly, inverter and storage system that is easy to install and optimized to deliver compelling energy management, the company said.