The LG RESU home battery and Span smart panel provides customizable backup power and controllable home energy loads
PVTIME - LG Chem and Span.IO, Inc. (Span) today announce a battery storage and
intelligent home energy control system that enables customizable backup power,
letting customers control which home loads remain powered on during
outages. Reliability issues with the electric grid have left homeowners asking
for the best in residential battery storage and backup power. Together, the LG
Chem and Span solution delivers unique benefits for those looking to protect
themselves from power outages by getting battery storage for their home.
This new solution gives customers unprecedented flexibility to manage
their energy whether their needs are driven by changing needs in the home,
seasonality, or power outage scenarios.
The Span smart panel provides advanced, real-time
controls for the home and the LG RESU home battery can provide essential
backup power during an outage. By having complete control of home loads,
homeowners have the ability to manage backup power efficiently with the ability
to choose what loads are being backed up. With the rising demand for backup
power, LG Chem and Span are well-positioned to provide a leading solution for
the market in 2020.
Introducing Customizable Backup Power
After multiple power blackouts affected millions of customers in California
last fall, there is a growing interest in clean and distributed energy
solutions. However, even for those who have battery backup today, there is
often little visibility into how long a battery will last during outages or
smart controls for energy-intensive appliances like EV chargers, washer/dryer,
and air conditioning that could quickly deplete battery reserves.
Span pairs with the LG RESU 10H (9.8kWh) battery to provide customizable
backup power, enabling customers to intelligently prioritize the backup power
needs for their homes and maintain visibility into remaining backup time. This
unique backup power solution requires no re-wiring or down-selection of
protected loads, a process that can involve difficult decisions for customers
and labor-intensive installations. Instead, the Span panel replaces the
standard electrical panel and enables monitoring and controls for every circuit
within the home.
"The Span and LG pairing is a smart decision when you are considering
investing in a home battery," says Jeongjin Hong, Vice President of LG
Chem's home battery business. "The ability to choose how you power your
home is critical during an outage. The LG home battery is a reliable power
source and with Span, you can wisely spend your battery backup power."
Intuitive Energy Controls
Span's intelligent home energy controls allow customers to optimize their
LG RESU home battery by enabling customer preferences, intelligent load
balancing, and automated scheduling. The Span app lets customers monitor and
control home energy, letting them easily view solar production, battery charge
and discharge behavior, grid power consumption, and energy consumption by home
Span's transparent approach to home energy lets customers see and
understand their energy use in real-time rather than waiting for a bill or trying
to manually adjust the systems and appliances in their home.
"We are excited to partner with LG Chem to provide a fundamentally
superior backup power solution to the market - one that puts control in the
hands of the customer," says Arch Rao, Founder and CEO of Span. "This
is important for customers who are choosing clean energy alongside more
intelligent and connected homes, and it's especially important for people who
are facing power outages."
Getting the Span and LG Chem Solution
Homeowners interested in adding configurable backup to their home can find
more information at www.span.io/lgchem and can purchase the
product through LG Chem and Span Certified Installers. Companies who want to
apply to become a Span Certified Installer can apply through Span's website at www.span.io/get-span.
To become an LG Chem Certified Installer, companies can apply by visiting LG
Chem's website at www.lghomebattery.com.