Solare Datensysteme GmbH and Hanwha Q Cells GmbH, the German subsidiary of the world's largest manufacturer of solar cells, Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd, collaborate on the Q Cells brand energy storage solution Q.HOME+ ESS-G1. Now, users can control and monitor their Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 energy storage unit using the energy management system Solar-Log from Solare Datensysteme GmbH. PV monitoring, intelligent feed-in management and smart energy solutions allow customers to optimise their power consumption through effective energy management.
Solutions for every home – and every business
The Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 energy storage series is available in three versions with capacities of 3.6 kWh, 6 kWh or 8 kWh. Customers can choose the best version for their household or business, depending on individual average energy consumption. All three versions feature a high-quality lithium-ion battery, combined with an integrated inverter and battery charger. The units offer a 10-year product warranty and a performance warranty of at least 80% after 10 years.
Even though general mobile monitoring has always been possible for these systems, the integration with the Solar-Log solution now makes possible more extensive monitoring and analysis functions.
The Solar-Log WEB Enerest online portal displays all the relevant information on the PV system as well as the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 energy storage series. This includes measurements, such as the current charge state, and the charging and discharging capacity. As a useful analysis option, the charge history can be displayed for one day or seven days. With Solar-Log, users can also determine how much stored energy they have consumed and how much spending they saved on electricity as a result.
Specially designed for the needs of small PV units in the residential segment, the Gateway Solar-Log 50 and Solar-Log 300 models can also be combined with the Solar-Log WEB Enerest. These and other Solar-Log models are compatible with the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 energy storage series and offer feed-in management (x % control), either included in the package or via an additional license. With “x % control”, the inverter production is limited to x % of the module output. When the battery is already 100 % charged and there is no other equipment active, this control feature caps power surges in accordance with the Renewable Energy Law.
Quote from Hanwha Q CELLS:
“We are pleased to now be able to offer our energy storage customers even more options and maximum freedom of control over their storage devices,” announced Maengyoon Kim, Head of European Sales at Hanwha Q Cells. “Solare Datensysteme GmbH has long been known for their top-of-the-line energy management system. We are extremely excited about this new development because our customers stand to gain a lot from this collaboration.”