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A good pairing – Inverter and storage compatibility in a changing European residential market

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Battery storage is much talked about in the solar industry. But when is a battery an economically sensible addition to a solar rooftop? Together with this webinar’s initiative partner Solis, we will discuss residential storage opportunities across various European markets. There will be insights and lessons learned from mature residential solar markets such as the UK, but we will also look ahead and see what some newer markets such as Belgium, Poland, and Sweden hold in terms of residential storage deployment opportunities.

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Discussion participants

Paul Carpenter, Technical Manager, Europe, Solis
Claire Gardner, Marketing Manager, Europe, Solis
Alvaro Garcia, Commercial Director, EFT Systems (service partner for BYD Battery Box)

Moderators

Marian Willuhn, Editor, pv magazine

A good pairing – Inverter and storage compatibility in a changing European residential market

Battery storage is much talked about in the solar industry. But when is a battery an economically sensible addition to a solar rooftop? That depends on the market, its subsidies and policy drivers, and of course, on price developments for storage. The good thing is that today customers in the residential segment don’t have to make that decision right from the start, but instead choose to install an inverter which allows retrofitting storage at marginal cost and effort.

Together with this webinar’s initiative partner Solis, we will discuss residential storage opportunities across various European markets. There will be insights and lessons learned from mature residential solar markets such as the UK, but we will also look ahead and see what some newer markets such as Belgium, Poland, and Sweden hold in terms of residential storage deployment opportunities.

Joining this webinar from Solis, Paul Carpenter, Technical Manager – Europe, will share insights on the inverter manufacturers fifth-generation hybrid inverter series, which has recently seen the addition of a three-phase model. Paul will also provide useful examples and guidance concerning choosing the right battery type for single-phase and three-phase systems. Also joining us from Solis is Claire Gardner, who aided the launch of Solis Inverters in the UK whilst working for one of Europe’s largest solar PV distributors.

Alvaro Garcia, Commercial Director, will join us from EFT Systems/BYD to share his insights on various European residential storage markets. He will discuss how and when in markets such as Sweden, Belgium, and Poland, storage and solar are most appealing through optimization of self-consumption, or becoming less reliant on the grid.

Adding to the debate, Paul and Alvaro will shed some light on the long-lasting cooperation on inverter and battery compatibility between BYD and Solis. They will explain to us why not every inverter is endlessly compatible with every battery on the market and why installers need to be mindful of a list of compatible brands to make the best and most future proof value proposition to their customers.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Insight on European battery market and the drivers behind change
  • Importance and benefits of choosing a compatible inverter/battery solution
  • Solis residential hybrid inverters and retrofit solution for up-and-coming storage markets
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Marian Willuhn from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.

Speakers

Paul Carpenter | Technical Manager, Europe, Solis

Paul holds a Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering from Cape Town University. He previously worked for an engineering firm designing and manufacturing inverters. He now manages the Solis technical support team for the UK and Europe and is based in the Solis UK office.

Claire Gardner | Marketing Manager, Europe, Solis

Claire has over 8 years’ working in the solar industry with experience of the UK, European and South African markets. She aided the launch of Solis Inverters in the UK whilst working for one of Europe’s largest solar PV distributors. Based in the UK for Solis, she coordinates all European customer and brand marketing activities for the region.

Alvaro Garcia | Commercial Director, EFT Systems (service partner for BYD Battery Box)

Alvaro joined EFT in 2016 to support the BYD expansion into new markets, beginning with the UK. Alvaro previously lived in China for over 4 years leading a manufacturing business of components for electric vehicles and emissions reduction systems.

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