Schneider Electric Receives Grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Schneider Electric Receives Grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

September 28, 2016

Sustainable Development Technology Canada will contribute $1,803,186 to the commercialization of Schneider Electric’s Smart Energy Storage Solution inverter, a transformerless, wall-mounted inverter combining a hybrid battery and solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter.

The SmartESS platform is a transformerless, all-in-one, wall-mounted inverter combining a hybrid battery and solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter. This project will create a connected and integrated solution that provides increased performance, reliability, and simplicity at a cost lower than existing solutions.The project has a total value of $9,015,928.

Schneider Electric will develop the SmartESS inverter solutions in the T’Sou-ke First Nation, a native community located on the south shore of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island.

“T’Sou-ke Nation welcomes the opportunity to partner with Schneider Electric to continue to develop the role of solar power in bringing sustainable energy solutions to ‘on’ and ‘off-grid’ First Nation communities, as well as to our wider society,” says T’Sou-ke First Nation Chief, Gordon Planes.

“The decentralization, decarbonization and digitization of our grid requires us to make greater investments in innovative solutions that can help meet the world’s energy challenge. We believe the development of our SmartESS inverter will be critical to advancing solar development in Canada and sustainability for future generations,” says Xavier Datin, Vice President of Solar Off-grid and Residential at Schneider Electric.

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