Yotta Solar, a developer of panel-level energy storage solutions, and PanelClaw®, a leader in flat roof racking, will be working to develop Yotta’s patented SolarLEAF energy storage solutions as an attachment to PanelClaw’s rooftop racking solution.
The SolarLEAF is a a thermally protected battery storage device that integrates with photovoltaic (PV). It has been designed to reduce cost and expand development of energy storage and grid resiliency. The battery and power electronics are mounted behind solar PV modules. SolarLEAF can be seamlessly integrated in the PanelClaw system and will be placed in lieu of heavy concrete blocks.
“Because the SolarLEAF system replaces or reduces the need for concrete blocks on ballast racking, it enables a compact, versatile, and seamless integration of solar-plus-storage for rooftop systems,” said Costa Nicolaou, CEO of PanelClaw. “Now, project developers and solar integrators will have a rooftop storage solution that is easy to install, scalable, and is safe.”
PanelClaw’s flat roof racking systems will come pre-engineered and fully equipped for the SolarLEAF attachment, making the addition of energy storage simple for solar developers and utilities by eliminating the design and site-specific complexities that come with centralized storage. The SolarLEAF reduces project and operational costs by eliminating the need for large enclosures, HVAC, and fire suppression systems required by other battery technologies. It also lowers expensive shipping costs associated with heavy ballasts and centralized energy storage systems. Yotta’s patented passive thermal regulation technology shields the battery from both hot and sub-freezing temperatures, resulting in a longer service life, industry-leading efficiency for combined solar-plus-storage, and higher overall solar generation.
“The demand for cost effective energy storage is rapidly growing and will be critical to the future growth of solar. We created the SolarLEAF to make adding energy storage seamless for solar developers and utilities by eliminating the design and site-specific complexities that come along with centralized storage,” said Omeed Badkoobeh, Yotta’s co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited to team up with PanelClaw to deliver energy storage to its extensive customer base.”