1. Empower Reveals a ‘Unified Platform’ for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems

    Empower Reveals a ‘Unified Platform’ for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems

    Power electronics maker Empower Micro Systems is aiming to make home solar-plus-storage simpler by cutting the amount of equipment that people need to install. Its new Genesys 8K modular smart home energy platform is made up of just two components instead of a minimum of eight offered by competitors. “Where we’re really focusing is to have a unified platform, from a power electronics point of view, that can be applied to residential solar as well as having a modular and scalable system for energy storage,” said Mika Nuotio, Empower’s CEO. 

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    1. Where we're really focusing is to have a unified platform, from a power electronics point of view, that can be applied to residential solar as well as having a modular and scalable system for energy storage.
    2. The fundamental premise that we set out solving was how can you create a module-level power electronics platform that is not inhibited by high costs or reliability trade-offs.
    3. Talking to experts in the field, like leading manufacturers in Germany, in the residential space more than 50 percent of energy storage is not going to be in standalone systems but rather in hybrid systems.
    4. There's a lot of discussion going on in the storage space about the best architecture and inverters for residential systems.
    5. Folks are increasingly trying to shave balance-of-system costs, especially given that residential system prices are still quite high and that the focus to date has been around reducing battery costs, which still form a greater share of total system costs.
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      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
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