Renvu asked me back to do another presentation on energy storage-related topics from my new book The Battery Powered Home: Foolproof Grid Tied Lithium Storage and I had such a great time! There were over 500 registered and it was one of the most engaging crowds I've had the pleasure to talk to in a long time.
Here are the topics I covered:
ESS terminology and what you need to know for a standard grid-tied system
Power (kW) vs. energy (kWh)
Main vs. backup loads/panels
Whole-home vs. partial home backup
Basic electrical setup of a complete ESS and how it interconnects with the home
Lithium chemistry overview (pros and cons, who uses the chemistry, and why it matters)
A brief overview of AGM batteries
Understanding battery bank sizes
Renvu is a national solar distributor that sells solar and storage equipment, provides installer and homeowner services, and also financing for their products. In this presentation, I use my own home as a case study and show what it would take to back up my entire home using Renvu products.