Vivint Plans Solar Plus Storage Offering for US Customers in 2018

Vivint yesterday said it plans to offer LG Chem RESU batteries to its solar customers across the U.S. this year.

The company launched the energy storage offering this week for its customers in California.

“This adaptation underscores our commitment to expanding access to the best-in-class clean energy technologies for our customers,” Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater said in a statement. “RESU is one of the most popular energy storage systems on the market and enables homeowners to take a meaningful step toward energy self-sufficiency. Home batteries can help our customers gain greater control over the renewable energy they generate and play a pivotal role in maximizing value from their clean energy ecosystems.”

The battery system will help customers under time-of-use (TOU) rates avoid peak hour costs by using the solar stored in their home batteries, Vivint said. The California Energy Commission directed California’s utilities to transition customers to TOU rates by next year. Some of the state’s utilities already have TOU rates available that residential customers can opt to use.

Related: Time-of-Use Means It’s Time for Storage

The RESU battery offers wall-mounted installation indoors and outdoors and is compatible with Vivint’s power inverters.

Lead image credit: U.S. Department of Energy | Paul Krashefski. | Public Domain | Flickr


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