FranklinWH ESS approved for fast-tracked permitting in Honolulu

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Franklin Whole Home Receives Permitting Green Light from Honolulu

FranklinWH has received the Materials and Methods (M&M) Certification from the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP). Solar energy storage system (ESS) installers on the island of Oahu can now reference the Franklin Home Power M&M Certification to fast-track the standard residential permitting process and generally avoid annoying permitting delays.

“FranklinWH is poised to be an integral part of Hawaii’s clean energy imperative,” said FrankinWH U.S. general manager and co-founder Gary Lam. “Our whole home energy system is extensively tested and designed to go beyond basic storage needs with a powerful battery and smart controls to enhance a homeowner’s quality of life.”

Home ESS is essential in Hawaii. The Hawaiian islands experience frequent storms and rely on a fragile electric grid, and solar systems alone cannot provide 25/7 power. Plus, changes to the state’s export rates have placed emphasis on self-consumption of PV.

FranklinWH already has a growing presence in other regions of Hawaii. But Honolulu is the state’s most populous county, and the M&M Certification opens up the market for FranklinWH.

Franklin Home Power (FHP) is a whole-home energy management solution that integrates solar, battery, grid, and generator power sources and manages them to optimize the safety, reliability, and efficiency of a home’s energy needs. We dug into the technology on an episode of The Pitch.

FHP’s powerful, fully integrated system consists of the aGate X, a cloud-based smart energy control system, and the aPower X — a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery offering the highest AC capacity on the market. FranklinWH stands behind the aPower X with a 12-year standard warranty, the longest of any residential battery currently on the market.

“We appreciate the due diligence of the Department of Planning and Permitting to validate solutions such as FHP as meeting the City and County of Honolulu’s exceptional standards for electrical, residential and fire safety,” said Douglas Amarhanow, FranklinWH Project Manager who coordinated efforts through the DPP’s rigorous permitting process. “We are honored to be awarded the Materials and Methods Certification and value the confidence this instills in residential installers and homeowners.”

FranklinWH says its solutions are in stock and readily available.

— Solar Builder magazine



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