"More and more homeowners are generating their own solar power – and, in light of sinking feed-in tariffs and rising electricity prices, they want to use it completely for their own consumption wherever possible. The Junelight Smart Battery creates the technical basis for future-driven, sustainable and economical energy management within the home. This allows homeowners not only to lower their energy costs, they are also making a substantive contribution towards the success of the energy transition," says Andreas Matthé, CEO of the Siemens Business Unit Low Voltage & Products.
Proactive and safe charging management
When charging and discharging the battery, the Junelight Smart Battery automatically takes user-specific weather and consumption forecasts into account. This means the battery is only completely charged in times with high photovoltaic power dissipation, thus minimizing power losses. The high quality and safety of the Junelight Smart Battery has been confirmed by the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies: both the manufacturing process and the complete system have been certified according to all relevant standards. In addition, each software update is tested by the VDE in terms of safety-relevant influences. This guarantees maximum safety for both persons and buildings.
The capacity of the Junelight Smart Battery allows for unlimited modular expansion at any time: up to six battery units with a net capacity of 3.3 kWh each can be retrofitted and flexibly adapted to changes in consumption behavior, e.g. when connecting heat pumps or charging electrical vehicles. The standard hardware of the Junelight Smart Battery is equipped with all relevant connections for future functional expansions, e.g. for new app features or functions involving intelligent consumption control. As a result, the system provides for easy successive expansion via software updates.
The Junelight Smart Battery is receiving this year's IF Design Award 2019 both for the outstanding design of the hardware and the mobile Smart App. The storage enclosure features a distinctive flat design, and the modern design concept comes with a choice of white or black finish, along with a digital display. The mobile Junelight Smart App won over the judges of the internationally renowned design label, especially due to the innovative user interface and clearly-arranged visualization of the relevant energy values.
The presentation of the 2019 IF Design Award is taking place on March 15 at the BMW Welt exhibition center in Munich.
More information on Junelight Smart Battery is available at www.junelight.com