My name is Madeline and I am the Energy Storage Manager at Soligent. My mission is to inform and empower homeowners, installers, and the Soligent team to be the most knowledgeable about residential solar plus storage systems.
A topic that is emphasized time and time again with regards to positive customer experiences with selling solar, or solar plus storage, is setting proper expectations. Building a sale where the customer experience matches their expectations can be achieved in a multitude of ways. Installers, distributors, and manufacturers have learned many techniques to assist the customer, one of these notably is a system design tool.
Outback Power recently released their web-based tool to help guide the sizing process for inverter, batteries, and PV. The tool walks you step by step asking what the desired function of your battery system is and gives you sample loads to pique your creativity on what you need powered during an outage. The results of the tool give you a mixture of inverter and battery options, all covered by Outback Power’s warranty.
SimpliPhi Power also has a “Support” tab on their webpage that includes training links, technical documentation, and of course various sizing tools and calculators. The Quick PHI calculator is a simple way to identify how many batteries you would need for a battery bank given your input criteria.
Enphase Energy is mere days away from releasing their energy storage design tool to help select the IQ microinverters and Encharge battery units necessary to meet your design needs.
Reach out to your Soligent Account Manager or the Energy Storage Manager for tips on the design tools Soligent team members like best!