Oshawa Power and Utilities and Panasonic Eco Solutions have initiated a solar photovoltaic power and energy management pilot project in Oshawa, Ontario.
The project will involve building and commissioning approximately 30 residential rooftop solar PV systems that will be combined with energy storage and an energy management system.
Tabuchi Electric's EIBS hybrid PV inverter controls both the solar array and the energy storage battery. The energy storage system includes Panasonic's lithium ion batteries. The energy storage and management system, which can provide up to 10 kWh of standby energy, can also provide a source of backup power in the event of a grid power failure.
The full commissioning of the pilot program is scheduled for spring 2015.
‘Distributed generation and storage, with the help of sustainable clean and green technologies such as cogeneration and solar, is the smart way to produce and use energy,’ says Atul Mahajan, CEO of Oshawa Power.