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Prefab Modular Home Maintained Power When Grid Went Down

Tiny home owner and advocate Vina Lustado of Sol Haus Design relies on SimpliPhi batteries to power her combined home and office in Ojai, CA.

The off-grid solar+SimpliPhi storage system includes six PHI 2.6 kWh batteries providing 15.6 kWh of storage, and two Magnum Energy MS-4024PAE inverters. The system powers the home refrigerator, LED lights, a fan, laptop, air conditioning, blender and rice cooker and the office mini fridge, convection heater, desktop computer, LED lights, induction stove and plug in kettle. A grid connection provides backup power, and Vina can seamlessly switch back and forth between microgrid and utility power.

Like so many home and business owners in California, the wildfires of 2017 underscored for Vina the need for reliable emergency power in the event of natural catastrophes and other emergencies. Vina wanted total energy security and the peace of mind that comes from knowing your power is in your own hands, even when the grid goes down.

“Tiny homes and tiny offices demand high quality solutions in small packages — and SimpliPhi batteries deliver exactly that,” explains Vina. “We love that the batteries are completely non-toxic while delivering superior reliability in less space and with less weight.”