Yotta Energy, a solar-plus-storage solution provider, has selected Flex as its manufacturing partner for the production of its PV-Coupled energy storage system. This partnership will allow Yotta to rapidly scale its technology for commercial and industrial markets.
“Following our funding announcement at the end of last year, we knew one of the first steps toward capturing the commercial rooftop solar-plus-storage market in the United States was to commercialize our PV-Coupled energy storage solution,” says Yotta Energy CEO Omeed Badkoobeh. “A crucial part of this is working with a manufacturing partner, such as Flex, to help us rapidly scale to meet the demands of our growing customer base.”
“We are proud to support Yotta in meeting the demand for its PV-coupled energy storage solution,” says Jeffrey Kelley, vice president, at Flex. “Energy storage is key to helping companies address growing demand charges and helping municipalities and utilities meet their net zero carbon emissions goals. We are thrilled to help Yotta dramatically decrease their time to market.”
Yotta Energy has created the first panel-level energy storage solution that fits perfectly behind any industry standard solar module, neatly integrating into solar PV racking in place of concrete ballast. Its format follows the success of module-level power electronics (MLPE), which has become the dominant technology offering in the industry. Yotta’s distributed energy storage technology is suited for commercial and industrial applications because it doesn’t need to be indoors due to its patented thermal management system. Yotta’s technology is a game changer for the energy storage industry because it reduces total installed system cost.
“By aligning with Flex, we are tapping into their world-class experience in manufacturing sustainable products in rapid timeframes, so we can quickly ramp our production and scale commercially,” says Badkoobeh. Wood Mackenzie’s latest energy storage installation data for Q4 of 2020 showed that, despite the global pandemic, more energy storage was installed in the last quarter than in 2013 through 2019 combined, highlighting the surge in demand. The upward trend for energy storage installations is expected to continue as more people across the United States experience power outages and look for ways to increase grid resiliency and reliability.