Anker has introduced a new line of Solix products aimed at providing the home with backup electricity, writes The Verge.
It is a solar energy storage system that the manufacturer plans to launch on a global scale in 2024. Anker’s solution is designed to be modular: Solix battery capacity can be scaled from 5 kWh to 180 kWh. In the first case, an average-sized house will be able to be supplied with electricity for several hours, but in the second – for almost a week. For comparison, Tesla’s Powerwall 2 has a capacity of 13.5 kWh.
Anker hasn’t disclosed pricing for the Solix batteries, but plans to make the system compatible with existing solar panels as well as new ones the company plans to introduce. The system will use LFP batteries, which are stacked vertically in the module. The “brains” will be located on top, where they will control the use of energy. All this will be connected to the application on the smartphone.
In addition, Anker has a new Solarbank battery pack. It will be able to work with solar panels designed to work on balconies, as a mini Powerwall. So apartment dwellers will also be able to get an energy storage system by sacrificing balcony space.
Solarbank capacity can be expanded from 1.6 kWh to 3.2 kWh. The unit works with most existing microinverters, including the one that comes with Anker’s Solix Balcony Solution two-panel solution.
We remind you that Anker is better known for producing power adapters for smartphones and USB cables.