Riverside, Calif.-based SolarMax Technology is bringing to the U.S. market what the company calls an all-in-one, fully integrated energy storage system, the FLEX.
SolarMax says it will focus its marketing efforts on existing solar customers, homeowners considering solar and even non-solar customers who want a ready source of power when blackouts occur.
The 5 kWh solution, designed by Li-Max Energy, provides battery-stored power to keep key household appliances and other devices operating when the grid goes down. The company notes that the FLEX requires no additional components or labor assembly by the customer.
The two main wall-mounted components are fully integrated within the system, as opposed to à la carte solutions that require the purchase of separate component parts in order to achieve comparable functionality, explains SolarMax.
In addition, the company says, the lithium-ion-powered battery packs enough electricity to continuously power a laptop computer, two light bulbs, a flat-screen television and refrigerator for up to eight hours.
SolarMax plans to market the integrated system through a network of distributors, dealers, utilities and retailers. Customers can also purchase the FLEX directly from the company.