Integrated rooftop panel-level solar-plus-storage

8th March 2019
Alex Lynn

Developer of innovative panel-level energy storage solutions, Yotta and PanelClaw, are pleased to announce that they will be working to develop Yotta’s patented SolarLEAF energy storage solutions as an attachment to PanelClaw’s rooftop racking solution, the most used and trusted flat roof solar products on the market today.

The SolarLEAF system is the world’s first and only thermally protected panel-level energy storage solution. It can be seamlessly integrated in the PanelClaw system and will be placed in lieu of heavy concrete blocks.

“Because the SolarLEAF system replaces or reduces the need for concrete blocks on ballast racking, it enables a compact, versatile and seamless integration of solar-plus-storage for rooftop systems,” said Costa Nicolaou, CEO of PanelClaw. “Now, project developers and solar integrators will have a rooftop storage solution that is easy to install, scalable and is safe.”

PanelClaw’s flat roof racking systems will come pre-engineered and fully equipped for the SolarLEAF attachment, making the addition of energy storage simple for solar developers and utilities by eliminating the design and site-specific complexities that come with centralised storage. The SolarLEAF reduces project and operational costs by eliminating the need for large enclosures, HVAC and fire suppression systems required by other battery technologies.

It also lowers expensive shipping costs associated with heavy ballasts and centralised energy storage systems. Yotta’s patented passive thermal regulation technology shields the battery from both hot and sub-freezing temperatures, resulting in a longer service life, industry-leading efficiency for combined solar-plus-storage and higher overall solar generation.

“The demand for cost effective energy storage is rapidly growing and will be critical to the future growth of solar. We created the SolarLEAF to make adding energy storage seamless for solar developers and utilities by eliminating the design and site-specific complexities that come along with centralised storage,” said Omeed Badkoobeh, Yotta’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re excited to team up with PanelClaw to deliver energy storage to its extensive customer base.” 

PanelClaw has installed over 1.3 gigawatts of flat roof racking deployed around the world including over 100 megawatts in Europe alone.

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