Vancouver, BC, July 29, 2020 – Discover Battery (Richmond, BC) and Sol-Ark (Parker, TX) announce the implementation of closed-loop communication between Discover Advanced Energy System (AES) LiFePO4 and Sol-Ark 12K & 8K Hybrid All-In-One inverter systems over CANBus using a LYNK Solar Gateway. In addition to remote reporting of state-of-charge (SOC) and system-level status through Sol-Ark’s web monitoring services, closed-loop communication allows the AES battery management system (BMS) to dynamically optimize Sol-Ark’s charge parameters to extend battery service life and reduce recharge times by over 25% when compared to other lithium solutions.
Discover Battery solar division’s desire to provide better off-grid solar solutions for installers, led to our company to Sol-Ark. As a rising leader in on/off-grid inverter design, Sol-Ark was a perfect partner to collaborate with CANBus protocol integration between the inverter and batteries. The Discover AES communicates accurate SOC, historical, and real-time status information that Sol-Ark’s networked hardware can read and react to. The AES BMS is also able to take over and control all aspects of charging based on many conditions.
“Solar installers can offer their customers a true system solution, one that finally demonstrates the potential for advanced lithium energy storage when used in modern grid-connected and off-grid applications,” says David Norman, Vice-President, Discover Battery. “We can improve recharge times by nearly a third over other lithium batteries with the same capacity while reducing the use of generators, saving money on diesel fuel, and increasing useable power harvested from any solar array.”
“The Sol-Ark 12K stackable Hybrid Inverter is 5-10% more efficient and ~75% more powerful than other storage inverters,” says Tom Brennan, CTO, Sol-Ark. “Now installers can design full power Sol-Ark systems with as few as two AES batteries. Installers will enjoy plug & play setup given that the AES parameters are automatically programmed into one or more Sol-Ark’s directly through the LYNK Solar Gateway.”
Veteran owned, Texas Engineered, Sol-Ark’s mission is affordable energy independence for family’s homes and businesses. Our engineers provide customers and Utility Virtual Power Plants nearly twice the hybrid inverter power at half the cost. Sol-Ark is also focused on innovations that cut installers time in half and reducing install errors. Our company and products have won multiple renewable energy awards in 2018, 2019, & 2020.
About Discover Battery
Discover Battery leads the industry in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of leading-edge battery technologies to the transportation, motive power, and energy storage industries. Our global distribution centres are capable of shipping our products anywhere our customers need. We operate multiple manufacturing facilities that produce batteries for a range of applications, including renewable energy, commercial, telecom systems, mobility, UPS/emergency lighting. With over 70-years of experience, we are leading the global power shift for a cleaner energy future. For more information, please visit us at www.discoverbattery.com or www.discoverbattery.com/solar