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CivicSolar gives residential installers access to SimpliPhi Power’s energy storage solution

The plug-and-play AccESS is the latest energy storage solution released by SimpliPhi Power.

The plug-and-play AccESS is the latest energy storage solution released by SimpliPhi Power. Credit: Simpliphi

In anticipation for the expected reopening of the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), SimpliPhi Power and CivicSolar are partnering up to provide energy storage solutions for residential solar installers in California.

The AccESS all-in-one-box storage system from SimpliPhi was developed last August as part of a collaboration with solar and energy storage installers for security that is both efficient and reliable.

AccESS is now available from CivicSolar as a fully integrated storage and management solution that is recommended for installers new to energy storage and interested in applying for SGIP incentives for their residential projects.

The program, which is scheduled to reopen by April 2017, reserves incentives specifically for residential energy storage projects of 10kW or less, with incentive levels lowering as demand grows.

SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg noted: "Because of the inherent safety and non-toxicity of SimpliPhi's lithium ferrous phosphate chemistry and proprietary battery architecture and management, the AccESS allows installers to eliminate the complexities of ancillary equipment necessary for thermal monitoring. They can now standardize on an integrated solution without the risk of thermal runaway or fire characteristic of cobalt-based lithium batteries and safely install energy storage inside or outside the home.

“CivicSolar, like SimpliPhi, believes in empowering customers to make informed decisions about their power storage and generation needs with systems that are dependable, safe and enduring; without having to wait for ambiguous product availability dates that have not been deployed or validated through years of performance and field tests. We partnered with CivicSolar because they have a dedicated, technically savvy sales team that supports customers through the complicated SGIP reservation and system design process."

The AccESS is a plug-and-play Energy Storage System (ESS) that brings power storage into new and existing solar installations, both on and off grid.

CivicSolar's product manager Owen Fox added: "Our knowledgeable team are expert at the solar-plus-storage landscape and aim to simplify everything from design and procurement to financing and applying for incentives for these systems. Working with SimpliPhi helps extend this mission by making storage more accessible, safe and reliable for contractors. The AccESS is easy to install, comes complete with integrated intelligent management and incorporates dependable components from partners like Schneider Electric."

Simpliphi released a storage system in Hawaii last August.