Schneider XW Pro inverter and lithium Discover Battery system certified to UL 9540
Schneider Electric Solar and Discover Battery have received UL 9540 safety certification for Schneider Electric Hybrid Inverter XW Pro and Discover Battery Advanced Energy System (AES) LiFePO4 lithium battery. UL 9540 certification simplifies the design and installation approval process for residential energy storage systems.
“While recent extreme weather events have tested the resilience of the power grid in North America, we have seen linking solar energy to storage increasingly popular,” said Bernhard Kiechl, VP Marketing, Research & Development at Schneider Electric Solar. “At Schneider Electric Solar, we are focused on providing safe and reliable solutions for homeowners and business owners, while making system design and installation simple. The UL 9540 certification with Discover Battery provides another well-integrated combination of solar and storage systems for the XW Pro hybrid inverter with the comprehensive safety standard. “
Discover AES LiFePO4 lithium batteries feature a patented high current (BMS) battery management system that integrates easily with Schneider Electric hybrid inverters. The internal BMS of the battery automatically sets and dynamically manages the inverter charge and discharge configuration, reducing charging time by up to 25% compared to open loop control. UL 9540 approved designs with the XW Pro for both the AES LiFePO4 7.4 kWh and 3.0 kWh battery models provide installers with design flexibility and parallel options for ESS.
The Schneider Electric XW Pro is the heart of a home or business power system, connecting solar and battery storage to the grid and an optional generator for backup power and energy security. Building on the legacy of Schneider Electric’s two decades of solar and storage experience, the XW Pro offers the ultimate in backup power performance with a high overload rating (2x power). The XW Pro also offers the flexibility to match the desired energy capacity with power requirements. With the ability to select the battery size per inverter, installers can tailor the system design to the needs of their customers.
“Integrate AES LiFePO4 batteries with the XW Pro platform deliver best-in-class performance, real-time battery status, dynamic charging and data logging for system owners, ”said David Norman, VP Solar Sales, Discover Battery. “With UL 9540 certification, North American installers can be confident that the XW Pro pairing with Discover AES LiFePO4 batteries meet the highest safety standards. In addition, the permit process should now be a smooth and routine affair with the local inspector and AHJ. “
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