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The Paladin Power ESS is designed with these five requirements in mind.
#1) More Power Per Sq Foot:
The Paladin Power ESS is self-contained in a single, 2 x 3 x 6 ft enclosure. At a 21 kW output, it would take about 4-5 Tesla Powerwalls – along with inverters and space consuming junction boxes and conduit – to produce the same output.
- 150% surge for 45 minutes, 200% for 5 minutes
- 20,000 Cycles at 80% DOD = 20 year warranty
#2) Scalable To Any Size:
Under UL9540A, the Paladin Power ESS can be scaled from 24 kWh to 48 kWh inside the same enclosure. The inverters can be scaled from 5 KW to 21 KW, under the current configuration and up to 42 KW under the newly designed Version 2 coming soon.
How? It’s all thanks to the Stackable Battery Bussing System.
Management has indicated that with a small amount of modifications to the enclosure, the current platform can allow a larger capacity of – up to 120 kWh and larger in battery storage and up to 42 kW in inverter power inside a single enclosure, under UL9540A.
Management is currently in the process of applying for UL9540A, with hopes of receiving approval by November, 2022.
To increase advertisable battery capacities, requires additional fire safety testing. Management believes this might be completed by 2022-Q4/2023-Q1.
Not all states require the UL9540 or UL9540A certification. However, California does, and other states tend to follow the standards they set.
The Paladin Power ESS also comes factory ready to connect an L1/L2 EV charger, mounted directly to the enclosure as a plug and play add on.
#3) Double The Output:
When solar is present, the Paladin Power ESS works like a 40 kW inverter. This is what the average air conditioner needs just to start up, and by default power every other load in the home, including electric vehicles.
Here’s how that works: If you have a 10 KW solar array, as long as enough sun is shining on the photovoltaic (PV) cells, it can add an additional 10 KW to the existing inverter power.
This means a 21 kW inverter at 150% surge = 31.5 KW. Add an extra 10 KW from the solar, you get to 41.5 KW.
According to management, no other inverter can do this! Only Paladin Power’s inverter technology is capable of “stacking” power throughout the system.
#4) Faster – And Cheaper – To Install:
Current energy storage system technology is heavy; at 130 lbs just for the inverters, it can require 2-3 people to install over the course of several days.
The Paladin Power ESS is light enough to be moved and installed by one contractor in 45 minutes.
There is no unnecessary conduit, wire, and junction boxes or large wall space required for installation.
In the upper right hand corner of the enclosure, all the contractor has to do is make two connections; “out-to-load” and “in-from-grid.”That’s it!
#5) Net-Zero Cost – In Year 1 – For Qualified Buyers:
According to EnergySage, it takes ~8.7 years to “break even” on the upfront costs of a residential solar system; even longer if they add the cost of storage. Depending on certain financial incentive programs, qualified Paladin Power customers can receive $25k-$80k in rebates, additional tax incentives, and immediate savings on electricity bills.
These financial incentives are a critical competitive advantage for Paladin Power
Keep in mind that all of these rebates are approved under the current design and UL parameters; the current requirements for the SGIP only require UL1741 for the inverter and UL1973 for the battery.
Currently, the SGIP program in California is funded through 2027. However, management believes it will likely continue beyond 2027 as electric vehicle adoption and renewable energy mandates increase.
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The other major use case we see is helping dealerships handle the increase in EV sales; with hundreds of EVs on the lot, charging vehicles – usually during peak hours – is extraordinarily expensive.
That’s why when Jason Gardner* – owner of six car dealerships – heard about the potential cost savings that Paladin Power could provide, he jumped at the chance to become a customer and an investor in the company.
The first commercial Paladin ESS is slated to be installed at one of his Dealerships in Q4 of 2022.
Not only is he saving money by having proper EV charging infrastructure onsite… he never has to worry about California blackouts shutting his dealerships down for the day.