Lightsource Labs launches solar-plus-storage solution in Midsummer, Huawei partnership

Lightsource Labs launches solar-plus-storage solution in Midsummer, Huawei partnership

A new fully integrated solar, battery and energy management solution is being offered by a new partnership between distributor Midsummer, Lightsource Labs and Huawei.

This solution incorporates Lightsouce Lab’s energy management technology Tribe with the latest generation hybrid inverter and battery system from Huawei. Customers of Midsummer will be able to purchase the Tribe and Huawei bundle at a discount for a limited time.

The collaboration between Lightsource Labs – the in-house energy technology business of Lightsource BP – and Midsummer is to help grow the distribution of the Tribe technology via solar installers, housing developers and landlords. Additionally, by onboarding the technology, Midsummer is hoping to differentiate its offering to solar and battery customers.

The technology optimises when devices consume and store electricity, aiming to maximise the use of solar generation and off-peak electricity from the grid. It is compatible with a number of connected devices, including solar inverters, batteries and electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

Other solar-plus-storage offerings to have launched this year include utility So Energy’s full-service solar and storage solution for its customers that includes remote optimisation of the battery usage and SMS’ solution for local authorities that intelligently controls and optimises the green technologies.

Ben Kott, CEO of Lightsource Labs, referenced the “hard work behind the scenes” on putting together the offering for solar installers and their customers.

Michael Rae, channel director for Huawei, said that integrating Huawei’s One-Fits-All Residential Smart PV Solution – which comprises of elements such as inverter, energy storage, optimiser, and power sensor to boast up to 30%  more energy yield – puts customers in control of their energy usage, wth Midsummer having “harnessed this technology to create a unique offering which will help their customers move further towards self-consumption of solar power and reduce their energy costs”.

In April, Midsummer unveiled a new partnership with Chinese solar PV manufacturer Jinko Solar to add the latter’s Tiger n-type All Black module to the Midsummer range, with additional products set to follow across the year. It followed the PV distrubutor launching a Renewable Heating Division in February, with new partnerships signed with heat pump manufacturers Samsung Climate Solutions and Mitsubishi Ecodan and hot water tank supplier Mixergy.

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