Ride through any power outage.
The PowerBloc™ is a primary power supply to a home or business. Its super-lightweight, high-efficiency inverter delivers ample power to start and run high-demand appliances such as air conditioners. Solar panels with panel-integrated micro converters create an efficient, modular, and shade-tolerant solar array. High discharge-rate battery packs with bi-directional converters store energy and make sure that enough power is available for peak loads.
The PowerBloc™ is connected to the grid through a durable rectifier built on a cutting-edge topology. Its batteries immediately make up power when the utility is down. You will never notice any interruption, not even a glitch, when the utility’s power fails and later returns.
The PowerBloc™’s power architecture insulates a customer from the grid rides through any power outages without a glitch. The PowerBloc™ delivers perfect and constant power in any situation.
PowerBloc™ can be sized to cover many hours of power outages or to deliver as much energy as desired. The use of a fuel generator can “extend the range” of the batteries where reliability is an absolute must. Going from partial self-supply to being entirely off the grid only requires adding more batteries and solar panels with no need to otherwise change the system.
Power supply is seamless and controlled by an intelligent energy management system which delivers a solar production forecast, learns load patterns and allows users to select performance targets. The system can be monitored and controlled on an intuitive user interface table that is part of the system.
Meet the Ultimate Power Architecture
All PowerBloc™ solar+battery systems are based on the emerging 380V DC bus standard using proprietary and state-of-the-art power electronics for seamless reliable and powerful operation. The system is modular and expandable up to the maximum system capacity, 40kW for the HOME™ and FIELD™ models and 64kW for the COMM™ model. The electric potential of the bus is set by the inverter input and all components of the PowerBloc™ adjust their output potential to account for any line losses up to the inverter input. This feature, called “self-leveling” allows one or multiple solar arrays or a fuel generator to be as much as 100 meters way from the inverter. All components are “hot-swappable” making installation and use of the system simple and safe.
How it works.
Today’s legacy grid
In today’s legacy power grid, it’s necessary for power plants and distribution systems to be oversized just to meet peak load. Most of the time, the legacy grid barely uses half its capacity, while consumers still bear the full cost through their utility rates.
In tomorrow’s hybrid power grid power plants and distribution systems have higher utilization rates. Average demand is lower because of distributed solar systems, but peak demand is even lower because much of it is delivered by distributed batteries. The result is an electric supply that is cheaper, greener and more reliable than the legacy grid.