Homeowners who already have solar panels installed on their rooftops are often on the lookout for ways to make the most out of their solar systems, and one of the best ways to do so is by investing in an energy storage system.

The LG Chem lithium-ion solar battery is a residential energy storage solution that is designed to be paired with a solar panel system. The LG Chem RESU – which stands for Residential Energy Storage Unit – allows you to maximize your solar energy consumption at home, and can also act as a source of backup power.

How it works

A standard solar system is connected to the grid. If your solar panels do not generate enough electricity for your home, the additional power is taken from the grid and you pay your utility provider for it. On the other hand, if your panels produce more power than you need, it is sent back to the grid.

With the LG Chem battery, however, you will be able to store the excess power instead of sending it back to the grid. The electricity stored can then be used when your panels are not producing enough energy.

For example, on a cloudless day when the sun is high and bright, your solar panel performance is at its peak and can produce a high amount of electricity, perhaps more than you can use at home. The surplus is stored in the battery. As the sun sets and your solar power production decreases, your home can then tap into the battery to use the electricity stored earlier instead of taking power from the grid.

LG Chem home batteries generally work well to help maintain and balance out a sustained power supply over the course of a day.
The battery also functions as a back-up source of power, in the event that the electric grid goes down. This is especially useful for areas where the grid can be unstable, and the battery is sufficient to keep your home powered for hours.

The benefits of the LG Chem battery

The LG Chem battery is perfect for those who want flexible storage options. As it is IP55 weather rated, it can be placed in both indoors and outdoors. However, it is recommended that you install it in a covered location, so that the battery stays out of direct sunlight.

Some of the models, such as the RESU 10H, have a quiet operation, and feature continuous power and DC round-trip efficiency. The storage capacity can be increased at any time, by adding another LG Chem battery.

Paired with the SolarEdge Hybrid inverter LG Chem battery is unbeatable combination for battery back up in a power outage and also comes with a smart phone app to allow you to monitor and manage the usage.

Get the most out of your solar system by adding an LG Chem battery to your home today. To help you find a home storage solution best suited to your home and requirements, please speak to our team today!
For more information about LG solar panels, batteries and installation, contact us at (03) 9729 0894.