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Oshawa Power, Utilities Corp. to lead residential solar, energy storage project in Canada

Oshawa Power and Panasonic Eco Solutions, are partnering with Tabuchi Electric Co. of Japan and the City of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada for a solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy management pilot project.

The project, which is being funded by Tabuchi Electric, will involve the engineering and commissioning of approximately thirty turnkey residential rooftop solar PV systems that will be combined with energy storage and an energy management system. The energy storage and management system, which can provide up to 10-kWh of standby energy, can be utilized as a backup source in the event of grid power failure.

The system utilizes Tabuchi Electric’s EIBS hybrid PV inverter with embedded multi-string MPPT charger that will control the solar array and Panasonic’s compact lithium ion energy storage batteries.

Commissioning is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.

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