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SimpliPhi Debuts High Voltage Battery at SPI

"From debuting our brand new high voltage battery & fully integrated energy storage systems, to our CEO leading a panel on the value of energy storage in disaster resiliency & recovery scenarios, to connecting with longtime & brand new partners and customers, SPI was a whirlwind! We were also able to demonstrate how we've been working to make both grid-tied & off grid solar + storage installations as easy as possible for installers through our strong partnerships with power electronics manufacturers such as OutBack Power. Most recently, we've partnered with OutBack Power to make it easier than ever to pair SimpliPhi PHI 3.5 kWh batteries with OutBack power electronics: from full functionality with OutBack's Skybox inverter to string disconnects w/OutBack's IBR2 cabinet to our fully integrated AccESS featuring OutBack power electronics.

We were also able to showcase our brand new, turnkey, mobile, plug and play ExprESS. From homeowners in Canada to hospitals in Ghana to international nonprofits looking for a simple, easy to use, reliable power source in disaster stricken areas that they can easily wheel in, we are seeing high demand for the turnkey ExprESS already! We are proud to have partnered with top international power electronics leaders - Morningstar Corporation & Magnum Energy Inc. - on this recently unveiled solution!

Click the following links to learn more about the ExprESS 5.4 & the ExprESS 7.0.

Our CEO was also interviewed by the hosts of Hawaii's popular Solar Coaster radio show & podcast at SPI. They even brought her beer from Maui Brewing Co, where our batteries (91 kWh) were paired with solar in a hybrid off grid installation to reduce generator use & fuel consumption to realize cost savings. To listen to Solar Coaster's full length interview with our CEO on the history of our company; safer, more liable & longer lasting lithium energy storage solutions; disaster resilience; and the future of storage technology:

For more information on the SimpliPhi Maui Brewing installation click here.

One of our favorite highlights from SPI was our CEO, Catherine Von Burg's panel on the role of solar + storage in disaster resiliency & recovery scenarios. After a lively discussion with a microgrid developer, Sunnova Energy Corp., a rural cooperative, & a utility executive, some key takeaways were:

  1. It's not an either or as between top down utilities and distributed energy resource providers, but rather an ongoing discussion about how we can work together to mitigate climate change as well as help those most in need, given increasingly common natural disasters. Strong partnerships are critical!
  2. Also, many microgrid business models are already cost effective, but are even more so when the economic toll of power outages & reactionary disaster recovery efforts are factored into the preparedness equation. Stay tuned for the full recording of the panel!"