Power management company Eaton has introduced xStorage Home to the South African market. The single unit energy storage system is designed to give households peace of mind, by maximising solar PV self-consumption and keeping power on during load-shedding incidents.

The unit lets households store energy produced during the day to use in the morning, at noon and at night, reducing their CO2 footprint. The system also allows users to harvest energy in off-peak low-tariff windows, reducing their dependence on the grid and insulating them from the effects of load-shedding.

“This  provides new solutions for the South African self-consumption market, encouraging the increased adoption of renewable energy and making it possible for home owners to reduce their dependency on the national grid,” says Jaco du Plooy, power quality and product manager..

“The product is now available in South Africa through our network of trained and qualified installers, who can advise homeowners about the best way to manage their off-grid power needs,” he adds.