UL issues first UL 9540 certification for home energy storage system to Enphase Energy

UL issues first UL 9540 certification for home energy storage system to Enphase Energy

ULUL has announced that it has issued the first UL 9540 certification for a complete home energy storage system to Enphase Energy. The system meets the latest National Electric Code 2017 requirements said the company in a statment.

The new home energy storage system allows homeowners as well as commercial building owners to store energy from solar, wind, or other electrical generation sources.  This provides the benefit of having electricity available onsite to help lower utility demand and/or use when electricity generation is not available.

Enphase is excited that our ground breaking AC Battery product is the first residential energy storage product to receive a UL 9540 certification for the North American market. Our work with UL has allowed us to quickly migrate our storage technology from Australia to North America, while complying with all applicable North America safety standards,” said John Berdner, VP of Regulatory and Policy Strategy at Enphase Energy. “We selected UL to perform our global certification, and our close working relationship with them has been invaluable in this effort. We look forward to further collaboration with UL to expand our innovative product offerings both in breadth and to other geographies globally.”

The UL 9540-certified system is comprised of a UL 1973-certified stationary battery pack used in conjunction with a UL 1741-certified inverter.  Achieving certification to both individual UL product standards is essential for completion of the UL 9540 system certification.

UL notes that as more and more ESS are installed, consumers, utilities, commercial building owners, insurers, fire fighters and electrical/building inspectors will all benefit from these systems meeting 9540 system safety standard requirements.

We are at the start of a new era, in which energy storage becomes a foundational element of the way we think about electricity for home, building and utility use,” said Ibrahim Jilani, Global Business Development Leader for Energy Systems at UL.  “We are pleased to announce the first residential & commercial energy storage system to meet UL 9540 requirements and receive certification from UL. These types of products demonstrate what the future of electricity throughout the world is becoming: co-located power available after generating electricity through renewable or traditional sources.”

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