Alberta’s First Powerwall Goes Live

At 11:30 AM on Tuesday, August 1st 2017, the first AC Powerwall 2 installed in Alberta went live. Installed by KCP Energy and MPOWER Energy Solutions, this is the first of a new wave of storage that promises to allow homeowners to store the energy they create off their rooftop systems, or to begin to become self-sufficient and off-grid.

This is an AC Powerwall 2, which is a significant step up from the first generation Powerwalls. AC Powerwall 2 has a capacity of 13.5 kWh, and is fully integrated (it has its own inverter) with the grid-tied roof-top solar panels (in this case a 7.5 kW system consisting of 25 rooftop panels).

The AC Powerwall 2 full specifications are:

  • Can be mounted on a wall or the floor, indoor or outdoor
  • 13.5 kWh Capacity
  • Provides 5 kW continuous power, or 7 kW at peak
  • Rated to work optimally between –20°C and 50°C
  • Covered by a 10-year warranty
  • Size is 115 cm x 75.5 cm x 15.5 cm (45.3 in x 29.7 in x 6.1 in)
  • Weighs 122 kg (269 lbs)

This battery system is enough to power a full evening of moderate usage, and can be easily recharged during the day. This is a solid solution for power backup (i.e. accessing power in cases that the grid-provided power is down).

KCP’s lead electrician Nick Crotty poses with the fully operational system.

Contact KCP if you are interested in exploring our options for installing a Powerwall in your home: http://www.kcpenergy.com/contact/.

8 Responses to “Alberta’s First Powerwall Goes Live”

  1. Royce leal

    Interested

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    • jerry_r99c22n5

      Hello Royce, we’ll be in touch soon. If you sign up through our Contact page, we have a series of animations that walk you through the benefits (and considerations) of rooftop solar.

      Reply
  2. Tunde Dawodu

    I’m interested in having further information about your product.

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  3. Marlon Leggott

    Building a new house wanted to look into solar

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    • jerry_r99c22n5

      Hi Marlon, we’ll be in touch soon to show you you the options available.

      Reply
  4. Drew

    Cool job! Looking for two powewalls in an off grid with new solar setup… Asap….will also need a generator at some point.

    780 573 5111
    Drew

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    • jerry_r99c22n5

      Hello Drew, thank you for your note. My apologies but we had a glitch on the comments page and we are only seeing this now. We will follow up with you shortly. You can also reach us by email at coord@kcpenergy.com.
      Thank you for your interest and have a great day!
      The KCP team.

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