Delta today unveiled its hybrid inverter E-Series (E6, E8, E10) line with feature-rich power conditioning and energy management capabilities for the US residential solar power backup market.
To help homes reach energy independence from the grid, Delta has also created an all-in-one solution that features an E7U hybrid inverter, lithium-ion external battery cabinet, smart monitor and control system, and power meter.
Through Delta’s new residential solar energy solutions, homeowners will optimize the output of their photovoltaic (PV) panels, generate greater utility savings, and have the security of emergency backup power for their homes. Delta’s E-Series and all-in-one solar energy storage solution will be showcased for the first time at Solar Power International (booth 2135), September 11-13 in Las Vegas.
“Delta’s renewable energy solutions have been trusted to power some of the largest solar projects in the world, and we’ve applied that experience to benefit the progressive homeowner,” said M.S. Huang, president of Delta Americas. “The utilization of solar energy is a new experience for many homeowners and requires a sizable financial commitment. Our solutions are designed to be simple to install, operate, and manage, so that families can optimize their power usage and maximize their return on investment.”
Based on Delta’s transformer-less (TL) solar inverter series, the residential E-Series consists of the E6, E8 and E10 models, which have maximum output power levels of 6,000VA, 8,000VA and 10,000VA. These innovative Delta systems with built-in solar inverters integrate power conditioning capabilities for power back-up applications, and can supply power directly to the home, grid, or energy storage systems.
The E-Series is compatible with both dc and ac coupled for high- and low-voltage batteries, as well as standalone applications. With the ability to support a wide variety battery backup systems and predefined energy management applications, the E-Series increases the ROI of a homeowner’s entire solar system.
With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatibility, as well as a user-friendly human machine interface (HMI), the E-Series supports cloud-based data collecting, provides transparency into system operations, and is capable of performing remote firmware upgrades, reducing the need for on-site support visits. From the outset, simple wiring creates a stress-free installation experience that only takes 15 minutes from start to finish, including system configuration.
Designed in compliance with UL1741SA testing to fulfill HECO and California Rule 21 conditions, the E Series is able to effectively operate in the smart grid environment. The E series also offers a high accuracy, integrated optional revenue grade meter (RGM) that complies with ANSI standards.
Developed to help homeowners achieve grid independence, Delta’s all-in-one energy storage solution consists of a 7kW hybrid inverter E7U; external battery cabinet equipped with a high capacity BX_6.0 6kWh lithium-ion battery; R4 smart monitor and control system; and power meter.
The solution is designed to fulfill real-time energy demand and energy storage requirements of a home. PV energy can power household loads, charge the battery, or feed into the grid automatically based on pre-setting. As a result, homeowners can capitalize on optimal power output from their PV systems.
The E7U hybrid inverter integrates seamlessly with the BX6.0 battery — creating a compact, flexible solution that can be detached as needed. It features three Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), standalone functions and a high charging efficiency of up to 97 percent, sending dc power from the PV system directly to the batteries without additional power conversion, also supporting the power flow from grid to battery.
Delta E7U is also equipped with a revenue grade meter (RGM) that complies with ANSI standards. Both E7U and BX6.0 are outdoor rated.
Delta R4 monitor system provides users with an easy-to-use monitor interface for power generation, consumption, and battery management. The power meter measures energy flow and displays data on the 7″ touch smart monitor, used to control the system operation modes and optimize the power usage throughout the day and night.
Pairing with Delta Solar Cloud Service, homeowners can access data through their computers or mobile devices remotely, and receive warning and alarm information via email notification.