Genesis Energy to trial residential energy storage system


‘Plug-and-play’ energy storage system to maximise value from home owner’s solar system

Enphase Energy Inc, a global energy technology company, has announced plans to work with Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest electricity and gas retailer, to conduct a residential energy storage trial for the Enphase Storage System that includes the Enphase AC Battery, a scalable, modular energy storage system that seamlessly integrates with the Enphase Home Energy Solution.


The Enphase Home Energy Solution offers home owners a “plug-and-play” Enphase AC Battery to store energy generated from their solar photovoltaic (PV) system.


Through the installation of a smart-grid ready Enphase Envoy-S Metered gateway, users can monitor and manage their home energy consumption through web-enabled devices, and rightsize their energy storage system to maximise the value of their energy from the owner’s solar system.


“Enphase is delighted to be working with Genesis Energy for our inaugural trial in New Zealand,” Enphase storage product line director Greg Wolfson says.


“As an integrated energy retailer, Genesis Energy is well placed to build on its unique mix of skills and services to deliver solar options to the New Zealand market. This includes storage solutions, which Genesis Energy views as a progressive step towards offering their customers versatile energy solutions.”


Genesis Energy chief executive Albert Brantley says the trial is another step forward in implementing the company’s strategy of delivering simple and smart energy solutions and services.


Genesis Energy supplies electricity from thermal and renewable power stations. It has more than nine years’ experience in the solar PV space with its solar schools initiative, and is a significant energy retailer supplying electricity, natural gas and LPG to more than 630,000 customers across the country. 


Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, is leading the charge to bring smart, connected solar energy to every home, business and community.


The company delivers simple, innovative and reliable energy management solutions that advance the worldwide potential of renewable energy.


Enphase has shipped approximately 9 million microinverters, and more than 340,000 Enphase residential and commercial systems have been deployed in more than 95 countries.

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