In anticipation of the planned reopening the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), SimpliPhi Power and CivicSolar are partnering to bring versatile energy storage solutions to residential installers in California. The AccESS all-in-one-box storage system from SimpliPhi was developed in partnership with solar and energy storage installers for power security that is safe, reliable, non-hazardous and efficient.
AccESS is now available from CivicSolar as a fully integrated storage and management solution that is ideal for those installers new to energy storage and interested in applying for SGIP incentives for their residential projects. The program, scheduled to reopen by April 2017, reserves incentives specifically for residential energy storage projects of 10kW or less, with incentive levels decreasing as demand grows.
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. This standardizes 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,” said said SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg. “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 complete plug-and-play Energy Storage System (ESS) that easily integrates power storage into new and existing solar installations, both on and off grid. SimpliPhi’s fully integrated solution includes the company’s award-winning battery technology combined with a Schneider Electric inverter charge controller, associated power electronics and overall system management in one elegant box. Pre-programmed software settings and system performance monitoring complete the solution for a variety of installations, including self-consumption or net metering.
“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,” said CivicSolar’s Product Manager Owen Fox. “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.”
— Solar Builder magazine