VARTA Storage's Engion Home Energy Storage System Featured at Intersolar North America
Varta Microbattery, Inc.
1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 120
White Plains, NY, 10605
Press release date: June 22, 2014
Integrated Energy Management System Optimizes the Utilization of Solar Power
Rye, NY - VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, today announced that VARTA Storage GmbH is featuring the Engion Home solar energy storage system at Intersolar North America, held July 8 through 10, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Compact and powerful, Engion Home is a member of VARTA Storage's Engion family of energy storage solutions utilizing lithium ion (li-ion) technology to store energy generated by home photovoltaic (PV) systems. The Engion Home energy storage system is designed to store electricity from the electric utility grid and/or a PV solar system for use during electrical power outages.
Fred Schellert, head of marketing and sales for VARTA Storage, stated, "Most importantly, homeowners with PV systems will benefit from the modular design of the VARTA batteries used in the Engion Home energy storage system. As the cost of electricity continues to rise, people are increasingly seeking to become independent of the public utility companies by installing solar rooftop panels in combination with state-of-the-industry energy storage systems. The VARTA Engion Home storage system offers the cutting-edge technology demanded by today's and tomorrow's homeowner."
With the robust VARTA Storage Engion Home energy storage system, which features VARTA's highly efficient li-ion battery modules to store the electricity generated from solar panels, power consumption commonly ranges from 20 to 70 percent of total self-consumption. This sizable improvement in efficiency allows users to become increasingly independent of public utilities, therefore reducing the cost of electricity and ensuring power availability in the event of a power grid fault. As the Engion Home energy storage system is expandable due to the modular design of the batteries, systems are offered in sizes ranging from 2.8 kWh to 13.8 kWh.
About VARTA Microbattery, Inc.
Founded in 1887, and headquartered in Ellwangen, Germany, VARTA Microbattery is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of batteries and energy storage products supporting long life under extreme operating conditions. Their portfolio of rechargeable products includes Ni-MH, lithium button and cylindrical versions, while their primary products offering features button and cylindrical lithium, alkaline, zinc air, nickel zinc, and silver oxide batteries. VARTA Microbattery's products are widely employed in a broad array of OEM and retail markets including automotive, medical, computing, hearing aid, industrial and communications. From prototype to production quantities, VARTA Microbattery provides standard, modified-standard and custom battery solutions for virtually any application and equipment. The Company further reinvests a substantial portion of its revenue in research and development to ensure VARTA Microbattery continues its tradition of pioneering state-of-the-industry technologies.
VARTA Microbattery, Inc.
555 Theodore Fremd Ave.
Rye, NY 10580
800-468-2782; Fax: 914-345-0488
Contact: Eric Lind
Cell #: 585-520-4240