Schneider Electric Solar and Discover Battery Get UL 9540 Certification

May 21 09:25 2021

Canada headquartered solar solutions provider, Schneider Electric Solar has announced getting UL 9540 Certification along with the batteries producer Discover Battery.

Both the firms have got the certification for the safety standards of UL 9540 for energy storage systems (ESS) for Schneider Electric’s XW Pro hybrid inverter and Discover Battery’s Advanced Energy System (AES) LiFePO4 lithium battery.

The Schneider Electric XW Pro is the core source for home or business’s power system, which connects the solar and battery storage with the grid and an optional generator for backup power and energy security. It offers the ultimate backup power performance with a high overload rating (2x power). The XW Pro also provides the flexibility to match desired energy capacity with power output requirements. With the ability to select the battery size per inverter, installers can tailor the system design to the needs of their clients.

Speaking of their technology, VP of Marketing, Research & Development at Schneider Electric, Mr. Bernhard Kiechl stated, “At Schneider Electric Solar, we’re focused on providing safe and reliable solutions for homeowners and business owners while making the system design and installation easy. The UL 9540 certification with Discover Battery provides another well-integrated solar and storage system combination for the XW Pro hybrid inverter with the comprehensive safety standard,” Kiechl added.

While the AES LiFePO4 lithium battery from Discover Battery is an exclusive high current Battery Management System (BMS) that easily integrates with Schneider Electric’s hybrid inverters. The battery’s internal BMS automatically sets and manages the inverter’s charge and discharge configuration. It improves the recharge time by up to 25 percent. UL9540 approved designs with the XW Pro for both the AES LiFePO4 7.4 kWh and 3.0 kWh battery models provide installers with design flexibility and paralleling options for ESS.

Explaining about the battery-invertor functioning, “Integrating AES LiFePO4 batteries with the XW Pro platform delivers best-in-class performance, real-time battery status, dynamic charging, and data-logging for system owners,” said David Norman, VP Solar Sales, Discover Battery.

Discover produces batteries for a range of applications, including renewable energy, commercial, telecom systems, mobility, and UPS/emergency lighting.

David further spoke on the certification, “With UL 9540 certification, North American installers can be confident that the pairing of XW Pro with Discover AES LiFePO4 batteries meets the highest safety standards. Furthermore, the permitting process should now be a smooth and routine matter with the local inspector and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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