Schneider Electric and SolarEdge Technologies have entered into a technological and commercial partnership that will accelerate the residential solar market and provide homeowners with seamless energy management for smart homes of the future.
The partnership marries Schneider Electric’s expertise in energy distribution and automation solutions with SolarEdge’s solar, backup and smart energy management solutions that maximize solar energy production and consumption.
In banding together, the two companies seek to serve new market needs in California initially, where solar is now required on all new home construction as part of California Energy Commission updates to Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
“Residential energy consumption is expected to double by 2050, contributing to more extreme weather events and a greater strain on an aging grid that has resulted in more frequent power outages than ever before. In combining our expertise with SolarEdge, we’re poised to meet customer demands, while moving the needle on our shared vision of a sustainable, all-electric new energy world.”Annette Clayton, North America president & CEO, Schneider Electric.
As a part of the collaboration, the companies have introduced the Square D Energy Center. It is a modular, compact energy manager that gives homeowners personalized digital control over how their solar energy is produced, used and stored, ensuring that power flow is safe, cost-effective and resilient.
Powered by Schneider Electric’s Wiser technology along with SolarEdge’s Energy Hub Inverter with Prism Technology, Square D Energy Center enables the convergence, scalability, and optimization of residential distributed energy resources, including utility power, solar power, energy storage, future smart home devices and generators.
Further, built in energy monitoring capabilities enhance the user experience bridging the gap between home automation and digital energy management.“As the leading inverter company in the U.S. residential solar market, SolarEdge is dedicated to working with like-minded industry leaders who are committed to developing new solutions that make going solar more accessible,” said Peter Mathews, North America General Manager for SolarEdge. “By partnering with Schneider Electric’s Square D™ Energy Center, we can provide a seamless energy ecosystem for both installers and system owners, while also accelerating the solar installation experience nationwide.”
“As homes become more connected and electrified, consumers are looking to stay in control of their energy in a way that supports their sustainable lifestyle choices. The Square D Energy Center brings peace of mind and advanced functionality to homeowners to create an end-to-end energy management, residential ecosystem that suits the new energy landscape.”Manish Pant, executive VP, Home & Distribution, Schneider Electric.
The Square D Energy Center will be available for the North American market in the spring of 2021.