Maxeon partners AlphaESS for home power storage launch

May 17, 2022 12:36 PM ET
  • Solar PV producer Maxeon Solar Technologies is to begin selling home energy storage products after partnering with battery producer AlphaESS.
Maxeon partners AlphaESS for home power storage launch
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The bargain, announced finally week's Intersolar Europe exhibition, will certainly see Maxeon take advantage of AlphaESS' portfolio of power conversion and also power storage products under a white tag contract.

AlphaESS markets a series of home energy storage battery systems under its Smile collection in single-phase 3kW and 5kW formats and also a three-phase 10kW version. The products use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells.

Maxeon will certainly make products available to its companion network, which makes up more than 1,400 installers and also distributors, connecting into the producer's 'Beyond the Panel' strategy to bolster its product suite.

Previously this month Maxeon unveiled its SunPower One home energy solution, which teased an energy storage offering referred to as SunPower Reserve, with other products readied to be included in the future.

Jeff Waters, CEO at Maxeon, stated the company is to present an "ecosystem of clean power product or services" for homes that function alongside its series of photovoltaic panels.

Talking With PV Tech finally week's Intersolar, Waters added that the deal-- and others the firm may sign as part of its strategy-- was meant to maximise the potential of its partner network and also the revenue each consumer engagement can realise. EV battery chargers are additionally being examined, with a prototype on display screen at the exhibition.

"Pulling all of that with each other, it's a wonderful method to take all the R&D, every one of the effort as well as the brand name that we carry the [solar] panel as well as simply include layers in a reduced opex, reduced capex method as well as through a variety of other products," Waters included.

The CEO even more included that the firm's 'Beyond the Panel' method, which it released in earnest last April, tacked onto a broader fad for consumers to be extra engaged with their power consumption.

"Having an EV change the entire perspective, due to the fact that now you have actually got your electricity consumption going up significantly as well as you also start thinking about storage and also such. Despite having the occasions that are occurring this year, everyone's initial taking a look at their energy bills, however they're likewise taking a look at their [energy] independence," Waters included.

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