ABB is billing this as an all-in-one ESS that intelligently manages the flow of electricity from any source for any use. It integrates with any existing residential grid-tied solar system and works with any manufacturer’s panels. Humless Universal enables simultaneous AC/DC coupling and is very expandable.
“This largely plug-and-play energy storage system for residential solar installations is another step in the evolution of renewable energy for consumers,” states Franklin Sullivan, EVP, Lead Market Manager for ABB Electrification business in the United States. “The unique versatility of this system allows installers to recommend a tested, single unit upgrade to solar systems that have no battery backup, thus providing a more intelligent energy management system.”
The advanced intelligent energy controls in the Humless Universal paired with the ABB UNO-DM-TL-PLUS line of digitally enhanced inverters give the customer options to match grid needs/requirements; for example, load shaving, time of use, generator auto start, and smart outputs. This provides intelligent energy management for customers’ power needs, lowers electrical costs dramatically and extends battery life.
“Humless is thrilled to add our flexible Universal Energy Management to the line-up of ABB residential solar inverters,” states Glenn Jakins, Humless CEO. “This product meets the needs of the average home system at a time when the demand for solar retrofits is rising and the problems of solar without storage are becoming clear.”