Off-grid tiny house gets smart energy storage
The Arc House
The Arc House, a factory-built 432 square foot residence that combines the economy and simplicity of tiny house living with cutting-edge building science also has connected energy storage.
Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley that provides safe, reliable, intelligent, announced the installation of an 8.6 kWh lithium-ion Adara Energy Storage System in the Arc House. The house was exhibited at the Pacific Coast Builder Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., June 22-23, 2016.
During the event, the Arc House, located outside the convention center, will be powered entirely by energy generated by its solar panels and stored in the Adara Energy Storage System.
“When we were selected to participate in The Arc House, we didn’t hesitate to commit to the project said Adara Power founder and CEO, Neil Maguire. "We love the idea of being off-grid in downtown San Francisco in a beautifully designed tiny home powered by the sun and our energy storage system. It is a real-life working model for the home building industry and for individuals who have embraced self-sufficiency and sustainability.
“Our system delivers years of dedicated, self-supplied power that enables a homeowner to reduce their reliance on the grid and shift to consumption of on-site energy.”
Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics, in partnership with other sustainable living innovators, brought The Arc House to life. High efficiency appliances, lighting, insulation, and windows reduce the overall electricity demand on the home. On the roof, 10 solar panels feed the loads during the day and recharge the battery that powers the loads through the night.
The Adara Energy Storage System is an intelligent, stackable 8.6kWh lithium-ion battery system designed for safe, reliable, long lasting power management. It is designed, engineered, and manufactured by Adara Power based on their company’s years of automotive lithium ion control systems engineering. Each system delivers more than 10 years of operation of dedicated peak shifting, back-up power, energy efficiency, as well as enables participation in emerging interactive energy exchanges. The Adara Energy Storage System is housed in an indoor/outdoor, floor or wall-mounted UL-rated enclosure.
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