It is now possible to use generated solar energy even when the sun isn’t shining, says TRITEC following with the launch of TRI-CELL, a storage system for solar power.

TRI-CELL, which will be presented on the company’s stand at Solar Power UK, allows the clean energy generated through solar PV panels to be stored and used later. According to TRITEC, TRI-CELL’s combination of an intelligent energy management system, modular inverters and battery technology mean that solar PV systems can work at maximum efficiency at all times, increasing the financial savings on offer from solar power.

The lithium iron nano-phosphate batteries used by TRI-CELL have a nominal voltage of 96V. The batteries are comprised of 3.2V blocks, with a capacity of between 60 and 100 ampere hours, depending on the configuration.

TRITEC adds that electronic monitoring of all cells prevents individual cells from overcharging and exhaustive discharge. As a result, the batteries are highly reliable. What’s more, the batteries are said to have a lifespan of approximately 5,000 charging and discharging cycles, which means that they will last, on average, 20 years.

TRI-CELL’s modular inverters also have grid feed-in function for on-grid and off-grid operation. This means that, when customers generate their own solar power, they can choose whether or not to feed excess power into the national grid, depending on their needs. TRI-CELL gives the potential for a solar PV system to be largely independent from the public power supply.

Steve Griffiths, sales and marketing director at TRITEC UK, said: “Day or night, regardless of the weather, it’s now possible to take advantage of solar power right around the clock, by using the TRI-CELL storage system. Maintenance free and highly reliable, TRI-CELL’s state-of-the-art technology gives savvy installers the opportunity to offer customers even greater financial savings from their solar PV systems by maximising efficiency.”