San Diego, CA, November 18, 2019 – NEOVOLTA INC. (OTCQB: NEOV) – Catastrophic wildfires and power shutdowns have many Californians looking to solar energy as an alternative to the grid. But an unfortunate reality is that despite all the benefits it brings, rooftop solar panels alone will not operate or provide backup power if the grid goes down. For grid-tied solar panels to operate during a blackout, they must be paired with an energy storage system. These systems take the energy generated by solar panels and store it in a battery for later use.
One of the most powerful residential storage systems comes from San Diego: the NeoVolta NV14. When the lights go out, the NV14 automatically disconnects from the grid and immediately starts powering the essential loads needed to stay comfortable and connected during a crisis. With a high storage capacity of 14.4 kilowatt hours and 7.6 kW of continuous power, the NV14 easily outperforms competitors in its class. Homeowners who need even more storage capacity can add a second battery (the NV24) and avoid the expense of installing another entire system; this option will be available in December 2019.
Unlike most energy storage systems on the market, the NeoVolta NV14 uses advanced lithium iron phosphate chemistry in its battery. Lithium iron phosphate batteries have been proven to be safer, cleaner, and longer lasting than ordinary lithium ion batteries.
The NV14 can connect with any residential solar installation—new or existing, AC or DC—allowing homeowners to design a system that is tailored to their needs. With the NeoVolta smartphone app, users can monitor system performance 24/7.
The NV14 is currently being installed in Southern California but will be expanding to Northern California in the next six months.
Along with energy security and peace of mind, the NV14 offers homeowners significant savings. When conditions are normal and the grid is up, the solar energy stored in its battery is used during evening “peak demand” hours when utility rates are often twice as high.
“Prolonged power outages are now a fact of life for California and will be for many years to come,” said Brent Willson, CEO of NeoVolta. “Every resident needs to be prepared for these emergencies. If you have rooftop solar or plan to have it installed, the best solution to make your home resilient is the NV14 home energy storage system.”