Swiss power giant ABB has teamed up with US technology supplier Humless on a home energy storage system (ESS) with solar management.
The Universal 10/4 Residential Storage System combines the 48V Universal Energy Management (UEM) from Humless with ABB’s UNO-DM-TL-PLUS line of residential inverters.
ABB and Humless say this is the solar power industry’s first all-in-one ESS that intelligently manages the flow of electricity from any source for any use. It integrates with any existing residential grid-tied solar system and works with any manufacturer’s panels. Humless Universal is the first to enable simultaneous AC-DC Coupling.
“This largely plug-and-play energy storage system for residential solar installations is another step in the evolution of renewable energy for consumers,” said Franklin Sullivan, EVP, Lead Market Manager for ABB Electrification business in the US. “The unique versatility of this system allows installers to recommend a tested, single unit upgrade to solar systems that have no battery backup, thus providing a more intelligent energy management system.”
The controls support load shaving, time of use, generator auto start, and smart outputs with a combination of any brand of panels, inverters, and batteries into one seamless, scalable system. “Humless is thrilled to add our flexible Universal Energy Management to the line-up of ABB residential solar inverters,” said Glenn Jakins, CEO of Humless in Utah. “This meets the needs of the average home system at a time when the demand for solar retrofits is rising and the problems of solar without storage are becoming clear.”