Bluetti, a leading provider of energy storage solutions, unveiled its innovative EP800 energy storage system at the RE+2023 event. The EP800 system is designed to address the increasing demand for reliable energy solutions, especially in light of frequent power outages in recent years. Severe storms hit parts of Michigan & Ohio on August 23, leaving over 600,000 residents without power by the 25th. States like Louisiana, Oregon, Texas, Mississippi, and West Virginia experienced significant power interruptions throughout 2021, often due to extreme weather events.
A Bluetti representative stated, “The EP800 energy storage system closely follows its predecessor, the EP900, embracing the same modular design philosophy.” Homeowners are offered by this system a superior alternative to traditional gas generators or less powerful batteries. The EP800 can power multiple high-consumption appliances simultaneously, with a maximum continuous output of 9,000W at either 120V or 240V. Its modular design allows for the addition of multiple battery packs, providing a capacity range from 9,920Wh to an impressive 19,840Wh.
The solar compatibility of the EP800 ensures users can harness renewable energy, equipped with dual MPPT charge controllers for a solar input rate of 9,000W. A Bluetti spokesperson highlighted, “Our user-friendly mobile app allows homeowners to monitor & manage their EP800 systems with ease.” The EP800, designed for efficiency, operates smoothly within temperatures of -4°F to 122°F and has noise levels comparable to a kitchen refrigerator.
The EP800 system, as an investment, offers both individual and environmental benefits with a lifespan of at least ten years, backed by Bluetti’s ten-year warranty. The daily cost of the system translates to approximately $3, offering potential passive income opportunities for homeowners. The EP800, unlike traditional gasoline generators, harnesses renewable energy and produces zero harmful emissions. Bluetti announced that the EP800 & B500 energy storage system would be available from September 15, starting at a price of $5,999. Bluetti, in a unique gesture, is offering a 30-day free trial of the EP800 system to 30 households with monthly bills exceeding $100. The company stated, “After the trial, participants can either return the product at no cost or avail an incredible 40% off the retail price.”
The EP800 system is not just limited to homes but is also versatile enough for livestock farms & grain warehouses. The ability to provide customizable backup power during blackouts and a peak load shifting feature for optimized energy consumption is one of its standout features. The EP800’s 9,000W solar input is a significant advantage for solar energy users, allowing for the storage of surplus solar energy. The simplicity of the system in installation ensures homeowners can have it operational within a few hours. Safety with the EP800 using LiFePO4 (LFP) battery cells is emphasized by Bluetti, as these cells are known for their stability and safety.
The EP900, the predecessor of the EP800, supports grid connection, allowing users to sell excess solar power back to the grid. However, the EP800 is a purely off-grid system, making its installation quicker and more straightforward. A Bluetti engineer said, “Our EP800 system can adapt to varying weather conditions, regulating its discharging processes based on ambient temperature.” Adding to user convenience, the Bluetti app offers OTA updates. The EP800 switches from grid power to its battery in less than 20 milliseconds, in the event of a power outage. The capacity of the system ensures homeowners do not have to choose which appliances to power during an outage.
Running on renewable energy and producing no emission, Bluetti’s EP800 is an eco-friendly solution. Early reviews indicate high expectations for the EP800, based on the success of Bluetti’s previous power stations. Boasting a NEMA 4X-water resistance rating, the EP800 is built for both indoor and outdoor use. Its durable aluminum case ensures corrosion resistance, ensuring longevity. A Bluetti technician mentioned, “The EP800 can power an average refrigerator for 4 days with 2 battery packs or 8 days with 4 packs.” The energy efficiency of the system allows homeowners to save significantly on electricity bills. The compatibility of the EP800 with existing solar panels ensures users can produce, store, and use solar energy even during nighttime or cloudy days.
EP800 of Bluetti is a response to the growing adoption of home solar power systems, which are increasingly used to reduce energy costs and carbon footprints. The DC-coupled connectivity of the EP800 ensures more energy efficiency by reducing energy conversions. A Bluetti developer added, “our advanced thermal management technology ensures the EP800 operates optimally in various conditions.” The design of the system allows for vertical stacking, saving space and eliminating the need for wall mounting. Optional global installation team of Bluetti can handle all on-site work for homeowners. The LiFePO4 batteries of the EP800 are less prone to fire and explosions, ensuring safety. Following the EP900, Bluetti’s introduction of the EP800 showcases its commitment to innovation and catering to diverse energy needs.