Details on Electriq Power’s PowerPod 2, an AC-coupled residential battery storage system

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Electriq Power launched PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled last week, the latest addition to its lineup of residential battery systems. The cobalt-free PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled boasts even higher power output with LFP-based batteries and three models of usable capacity—AC-10 (kWh), AC-15 (kWh), and AC-20 (kWh)—to meet every homeowner’s energy storage needs. Electriq Power is currently accepting preorders for the PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled, with volume deliveries beginning in early March.

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“As we developed the PowerPod 2, we knew that the market was hungry for competitive solutions to Powerwall at the right price. Today we are happy to bring that product to the market,” said Frank Magnotti, CEO of Electriq Power. “Homeowners love the safety and long life of the battery, and installers appreciate the increased power output, ease of installation, and competitive price. The PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled combines the best features our PowerPod systems offering, making it one of the most innovative residential battery storage systems on the market. We are excited to begin the new year with our most comprehensive solution to date.”

Notable features of the PowerPod 2 AC-Coupled include:
• 7.6 kW of continuous power output
• Outdoor-rated battery (NEMA 3R)
• Integrates with most solar inverters
• Four operating modes: Backup, Time of Use, Self-Supply, and Zero Export
• Resilient communication with PowerPod during power and internet outages via built-in LTE
• Easy installation with guaranteed commissioning via LTE
• Grid services-ready through OpenADR 2.0b certification or Electriq-developed PowerADR protocol

The newest version of Electriq Power’s flagship PowerPod comes just two months after the company introduced the PowerPod 2 DC, their first system equipped with cobalt-free batteries. The non-toxic, non-hazardous Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry is rapidly becoming the industry standard as it enhances safety, enables longer battery cycle life, and increases reliability. In October, the PowerPod became the first fully integrated OpenADR 2.0b-compliant battery storage system on the market, enabling Electriq Power to seamlessly partner with energy aggregators and participate in today’s dynamic energy marketplace.

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[source: https://solarbuildermag.com/news/details-on-electriq-powers-powerpod-2-an-ac-coupled-residential-battery-storage-system/]

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