LG Electronics has introduced its new next-gen, all-in-one energy storage system (ESS) for US homeowners to smartly manage their energy and reduce dependence on the electric grid. Introduced at the 2022 RE+ (formerly SPI) trade show, the LG Home 8 ESS joins the company’s commercial ESS offering on the US market.
According to LG, the Home 8 can incorporate directly into a complete smart home environment, syncing up with LG home appliances, consumer electronics and HVAC systems, as well as non-LG products. Using LG’s ThinQ monitoring and control app, homeowners can even delegate how, where and when the unit is used. This, the company notes, allows users to maximize efficiency, offer better control in managing home energy needs and deliver greater independence from the electrical grid.
Customers who do not have a solar PV system can still take advantage of the Home 8 through a Time of Use plan. During the day, the device can be set to charge when energy prices are lower and switch over to the battery during peak consumption hours or save the energy for use during natural disasters and power outages.
LG also notes that the LED display on the front of the system allows owners to check the estimated battery state of charge (SoC) and help homeowners better track their electricity use during outages.
LG Home 8 Gives Installers and Homeowners a Simple to Implement and Use System
At baseline, the LG Home 8 comes with an advanced inverter and battery all housed in a single, floor standing unit. The new ESS is also wall supported to provide a more organized, streamlined installation. Its 7.5kW inverter/charger provides a total capacity of 14.4kWh of usable on-demand energy and is stackable up to 4 units, which in combination allows up to 57.6kWh of usable energy.
For homeowners, this translates to an all-in-one system that offers dependable, on demand energy with the option to manage the device through ThinQ. There’s also a greater peace of mind on the lifespan of the product with LG’s 5-year 59.8MWh limited parts warranty that can be extended to 10 years with the pairing of ThinQ.
Installers, in turn, get a next-gen, UL9540-certified storage system with a recognizable name in the energy storage category. The parts are modular and stackable, making commissioning, installing and replacing elements fast, simple and easy to do, according to LG. Available integrations with LG’s EnerVu and ThinQ smart web monitoring also help simplify account management and monitoring for customers’ ESS needs.