Vivint Solar Inc., a full-service residential solar provider, is now offering LG Chem RESU batteries, an energy storage system for household use, for its California customers.
The company plans to expand the solar-plus-storage solution coast to coast throughout 2018.
“RESU is one of the most popular energy storage systems on the market and enables homeowners to take a meaningful step toward energy self-sufficiency,” says David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar. “Home batteries can help our customers gain greater control over the renewable energy they generate and play a pivotal role in maximizing value from their clean energy ecosystems.”
Following a customized installation by Vivint Solar, the battery immediately stores excess clean energy produced by solar panels and delivers energy to the home without the customer needing to do anything, the company explains. It also provides emergency backup power during grid outages.
Featuring a compact and slim design, the RESU battery allows for easy wall-mounted installation both indoors and outdoors. LG Chem’s durable lamination and stacking also ensures the storage system’s retention of capacity for over 10 years. It is compatible with Vivint Solar’s power inverters, eliminating the need for customers to install a dedicated battery inverter.
New customers in California can buy the offering outright or finance the purchase either through an institution Vivint Solar has a relationship with or a customer’s preferred lender.