Sandgate-based, Solar Australia launched the B-Box Battery Energy Storage System at an event in Sydney recently in conjunction with Chinese supplier, BYD.
Unlike other batteries in the Australian market, the B-Box’s modular design allows the battery to be stacked and connected to provide more power within a smaller footprint.
Recent heat wave conditions in the Hunter region have left some households without power. The B-Box offers a solution to the catastrophic weather or interrupted power supply by providing residents with access to off-the-grid power.
Adam Clements of Solar Australia said the B-Box offers a wide range of renewable power capacity to meet light to heavy electrical load usage, off-grid or on-grid, single phase or three-phase application.
“The B-Box is an excellent device as it can be part of a fully sustainable, energy independent enterprise or lifestyle, enabling its users to reduce reliance on electricity from fossil fuels, especially when combined with our solar power systems, while cutting energy costs,” Adam said.
The B-Box is small and compact and is powered by BYD, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturer.
The B-Box Energy Storage System features the same battery technology from BYD as found in London’s recently launched fleet of 51 single-decker electric buses.
The fleet of buses is currently Europe’s largest, although BYD’s rapidly growing network of electric buses and taxis are now found in more than 200 cities worldwide.
The battery’s smart inverter means it can power household appliances that draw a larger load of up to 5kWh such as fridges, freezers, as well as heating and cooling units.
IMAGE | The B-Box Battery Energy Storage System was launched by Solar Australia recently.