Briggs & Stratton brings integrated energy storage system to market


Briggs & Stratton recently launched the SimpliPHI Energy Storage System (ESS): an integrated, scalable solution with proprietary hardware and software designed to empower customers to store, manage and control energy from multiple generation sources to achieve critical power security and daily cost savings. The all-new integrated ESS comes as an answer to the rising demand for access to reliable, safe and affordable energy serving both residential and commercial markets.

The system’s state-of-the-art technology achieves seamless integration with three core components: a 6 kW SimpliPHI Hybrid Inverter, a 4.9 kWh Battery and EnergyTrak™ management software. The heart of the system is the new 6 kW SimpliPHI Hybrid Inverter with dual MPPT inputs for solar or utility charging in either DC coupled or retrofit AC coupled systems. The SimpliPHI Inverter works seamlessly with the full line of SimpliPhi batteries to deliver an efficient, easy-to-use experience for home and business owners. It also offers exceptional flexibility, making it ideal for those looking for backup power, to offset daily utility costs, or to run a home or business completely off-grid. When the grid fails, the risk of power surges, flickering lights and damage to sensitive equipment is eliminated with the inverter’s 8-millisecond switchover time. The SimpliPHI Inverter can scale from one to nine units, up to 54 kW in any installation, creating redundancy and cost-effective increments of 6 kW to scale power output to specific electrical loads.

Leveraging a decade of innovation and performance in energy storage, the SimpliPHI ESS offers an all-new 4.9 kWh Battery utilizing Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LFP) chemistry, further enhanced by a robust Battery Management System (BMS) with closed-loop communications that logically integrates with the 6 kW SimpliPHI Hybrid Inverter and EnergyTrack management software. The SimpliPHI 4.9 Battery delivers advanced-level power storage that runs cooler and has a longer cycle life and broader operating temperature range eliminating the risk of thermal runaway. The SimpliPHI 4.9 kWh Battery can scale from one module up to 72, for a total energy storage capacity of 358.5 kWh. Both the SimpliPHI Hybrid Inverter and Battery are IP65 rated so they can be installed indoors or outdoors.

Finally, the SimpliPHI ESS features EnergyTrak, a monitoring and control software platform which allows users to manage their energy usage through a sophisticated mobile app that delivers real-time status and updates to home and business owners. The EnergyTrak mobile app seamlessly and intelligently integrates the SimpliPHI ESS 6 kW Hybrid Inverter and 4.9 kWh Battery at any scale in any combination to optimize performance and accelerate utility savings, creating energy security for customers.

With the recent strategic acquisition of SimpliPhi Power, Briggs & Stratton is now able to offer a full line of intelligent energy storage products. The SimpliPHI ESS is the culmination of two innovative industry leaders with more than a century of experience in energy and power management coming together to address the pressing global demand for alternative power solutions.

“Both Briggs & Stratton and SimpliPhi Power have a longstanding history of providing energy solutions built with quality and dependability as the highest priority. Coming together as one company, we’ve successfully leveraged the team’s complementary expertise to deliver more choice and more control than ever before, so our customers have access to power when it matters most,” said Tom Rugg, senior vice president and president, Energy Solutions at Briggs & Stratton. “With aging power grids, more frequent outages and unpredictable weather patterns, the addition of the SimpliPHI ESS to our product lineup is another solution for people looking for an innovative, scalable energy system for their home or business.”

“Our energy storage solutions are held to industry-leading standards. From the chemistry, form factor and manufacturing processes of the batteries to the testing and validation requirements on behalf of our customers, we seek to provide a safer and more reliable solution,” said Catherine Von Burg, President and CEO, SimpliPhi Power.