Can you imagine that solar energy could provide your home of 24-hour electricity? This is the proposal by the company Fronius for 2016, with the slogan “24 hours of sun.” The leader of solutions for the photovoltaic sector will put together storage, consumption and efficiency. And to make sure it reaches the target, as for storage it goes along Tesla, King Midas of the sector.
The motto of the Austrian company Fronius for 2016 is “24 hours of sun.” The provider of solutions for the photovoltaic industry will begin the year with new products and a clear vision: a future in which 100% of the power is supplied by renewable energy and whose focus is the sun movement 24 hours a day. Its objective foresees the combination of an efficient and smart generation, storage, distribution and consumption of renewable energy.
Fronius & Tesla partnership
One of the highlights for the year that is starting in a few days is the Fronius Energy Package Powerwall developed in close collaboration with Tesla Energy.
As we reported months ago the Fronius Symo Hybrid storage system was to become the ideal companion Tesla Powerwall battery, so that households be self-sufficient through solar power 24 hours a day.
Now it goes a step further and the Fronius Energy Package Powerwall enables users to store the photovoltaic electricity self-generated in the Tesla Powerwall.
If that day the solar modules installed on the rooftop of a building have generated little energy or nothing at all, the system owner can use the stored electricity. ” Fronius and Tesla Energy storage solution is especially attractive for those who want to increase their rate of self-consumption. Being less vulnerable to rising energy costs with the help of a storage unit of high design can be very attractive to many people, “explains Martin Hackl, head of the Solar Energy division of Fronius.
The flexibility and efficiency of the storage solution are the keys to its success; Tesla Powerwall can be mounted indoors or outdoors. The emergency power function of the Fronius Symo Hybrid Powerwall inverter can be easily upgraded at a later date, with a software upgrade. “Multi Flow Technology” is integrated as standard, allowing power to be smartly controlled in parallel.
In addition, this technology allows the Fronius Symo Hybrid Powerwall be used for both AC-coupled and DC coupled storage systems ensuring maximum flexibility for different operating modes. The WLAN and Ethernet systems are integrated into the standard three-phase system and the setup wizard installation program is very easy.
Fronius Energy Package Powerwall will be available from the third quarter of 2016 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Then it will spread to other European countries and Australia.
Smart distribution – Fronius Smart Meter 50kA-3
The Fronius Smart Meter 50kA- 3 is being incorporated to the family of Fronius Smart Meter products. This version is suitable for measuring highest power levels in single and three-phase networks or upgraded systems, if the path of the existing power is not to be disconnected.
The Smart Meter Fronius is a bidirectional meter optimizing self-consumption and it records the household load profile. Combined with Fronius Solar.web, the Smart Meter Fronius presents a clear picture of the energy consumption in the home. With Fronius storage solutions, the meter manages the various energy flows in a seamlessly coordinated way and optimizes the overall energy management.
Smart generation – Fronius Primo Hybrid
Fronius Primo Hybrid single phase inverter will be launched in late 2016. It will be launched in monophasic markets in Europe, the UK and Italy as well as in Australia and North America. This product is a pack comprising the Fronius Symo Hybrid Powerwall inverter, the Tesla Powerwall and Smart Meter Fronius.