18 Sep '12, 4pm

Toshiba Unveils Home Battery System for Back-Up Power

As we keep bumping along toward a smarter, more connected grid, large-scale battery systems are becoming an increasingly important part of stabilizing the delivery of electricity. Especially as more renewable sources of energy are added to the power mix, back-up power storage will be necessary to smooth out the gaps in power generation from things like wind and solar power. Yet, just as the grid is becoming smarter and more connected, so are our homes and back-power there would be just as beneficial. To that end, Toshiba is releasing a home battery system called enerGoon in Japan that can power a home's refrigerator, TV, PC, and lights for 12 hours on a full charge. In Japan, the need for such back-up power is more urgent as the country transitions off of nuclear power, power outages have become common. But Japan has also seen a large increase in residential solar power ge...

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