LG has unveiled its first residential energy storage system and will be offering the full energy solution in Australia from mid

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LG Electronics Australia is set to enter the rapidly growing residential energy storage solution market with the unveiling of its first home battery. The new ESS battery and 3 Phase hybrid inverter is expected to be available in Australia by May 2019, and joins the expanding LG portfolio of residential energy solutions. 

Markus Lambert, General Manager Solar & Energy, LG Electronics Australia said “The time was right for LG to move more fully into the storage space” and told Solar & Storage the product launch was the culmination of more than a decade’s research and development.

“Today’s smart and interconnected homes include TVs and other home entertainment, fridges, dishwashers and washing machines … LG wanted to provide the full range by offering a turnkey solution which led to the development of the ESS battery and inverter.

The LG system can store energy for up to 12.8kWh with the pairing of an expandable 6.4kWh battery pack, and will be covered by a 10-year product warranty in Australia.

Lambert emphasised LG’s active, long-term role in the battery technology market, saying “Delivering high-quality energy solutions for homeowners is a top priority for us. The addition of the ESS to our energy portfolio will enable us to support Australian homeowners with a 3 phase electric power and their demand for greater control over their residential energy consumption.”

The nationwide dealer network of 70 will be fully trained on the latest technology.

LG further announced its 2019 NeON® R and NeON® 2 premium solar panels will receive a 5W boost to their already high efficiency. The company is also introducing 370W & 380W made to order panels as well as new 400W 72 cell panels while maintaining its class leading 25 year warranty.

“Residential dwellings are constantly evolving, just like homeowners’ energy needs,” Lambert said.

“These higher efficiency panels will benefit homeowners with limited roof space, as well as those looking to deploy energy-intense technologies, like electric vehicle charging stations.”