Storage is a cornerstone for the expansion of clean energy in the home. For this reason, there are many proposals launched by large firms, such as Tesla with Powerwall, or by startups that provide alternative visions. This is the case of Watts, a new proposal for a universal battery that does not require installations and that, thanks to its modular system, is scaled as easily as if you were assembling Lego pieces.
“Consumers did not have at their disposal any simple and reliable solution” , points out Yuriy Vlasov, founder of Watts Battery, to the reason why he started working on this proposal which, he assures, provides a “complete and simple solution with the that everyone can take advantage of any source of energy , both at home and outside ”.
As can be seen in the promotional video for the Watts battery, it proposes a modular system weighing 8 kilos per unit that can be connected to the grid or powered by solar cells. With an output power of 1.5 kW, the capacity per module is 1.2 kWh. Devised in such a way that they can be assembled with each other as easily as if they were Lego pieces, in reality these modules can have as much capacity as one wants, depending on how many are put into operation.
As detailed by the company that created this system, with four modules you can have enough energy for lighting and the fridge for two days. If you are incorporating more equipment, such as computers or televisions, the time narrows until 20 hours, which would be reduced to ten if you add a laundry.
With a useful life of a decade, these batteries stand out for being able to store energy from any source and for not requiring any installation. Starting it up is as simple as plugging it in. In addition, the startup aspires to make it even easier for the owners since through an App they can control the operation of the entire system and obtain statistics in real time.
These modular batteries are available for purchase through the company’s website. Thus, Watts breaks into the market for batteries for domestic storage, in which companies such as Tesla, LG Chem and Daimler are trying to consolidate positions .
More information at Watts.