True Hybrid Energy System
SkyBox

Product Highlights

  • Easy and fast to install, a clean balance-of-systems, all in one box
  • Extensive quality and reliability testing, including Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
  • Dynamic power management with the ability to support any new regulations
  • Backup power and support for time-of-use optimization
  • Compliant with California rule 21 and Hawaii 14H grid support requirements
  • Energy management based on time-of-use and demand charge rate structures to reduce total energy costs
  • External current transformers provide three key functions –
  • Compliance where the utility does not allow power to be fed back to the grid (Net-zero Export)
  • Renewable Energy Credit (REC) monitoring for added revenue from participating utilities
  • Energy management based on time of use and demand charge rate structures to reduce total energy costs
  • Description

    SkyBox makes smart solar simple with an advanced technology single-box design, and represents a breakthrough in the field of advanced power conversion, processing and control. The fully integrated design of the SkyBox system eliminates external charge controllers and communication boxes, significantly cutting installation time and cost. Ease-of-installation makes this energy solution ideal for installers interested in following the market’s move towards battery-based systems.

    New EMS 2.0 Features!

    What is the SkyBox Energy Management System?

    Firmware 1.3.27 saw the launch of the new SkyBox Energy Management System (EMS) 2.0. This release added compatibility with the widest variety of 48V battery chemistries on the market today.

    In addition to that, the 1.3.27 firmware added several features.

    Added features:
    • Configurable battery discharge current limit
    • Lithium SoC Tracking
    • Drop down menu for quick selection of third-party lithium (SimpliPhi, Blue Ion, etc)


    What 48V Batteries are SkyBox Compatible with EMS 2.0?

    The following batteries are supported with EMS 2.0:
    • EnergyCell Pure Lead Runtime
    • SimpliPhi
    • LG Chem
    • Blue Ion
    • EnergyCell NanoCarbon
    • EnergyCell PLC
    • EnergyCell RE High Capacity
    • EnergyCell OPzV


    What Can I Expect for Future SkyBox Firmware Updates?

    • AC Coupling is in Beta now!
    • AC Load Management Planned for 2020
      • 120 Degree Phase Angle
      • Options for increasing days of autonomy


    SystemEdge Packages & Integrations

    The SkyBox is available in our Pre-Bundled Solutions packages for various applications:

     

    The SkyBox also has these new product integrations for full compliance with NEC 2014 and NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown requirements:



    Additional Resources

    SkyBox Stacking

    Did you know you can stack multiple SkyBox systems?

    SkyBox Stacking

    Combine SkyBoxes in electrical parallel to act as a single coordinated system. With two SkyBoxes in parallel, the system will produce up to 40 amps at 240VAC! Stacking in parallel combines the AC output of each individual SkyBox (5kW) and allows each SkyBox to contribute stored energy from its independent battery bank to the stacked system. Ensure you have the power for all your critical loads.

    Refer to the SkyBox Stacking Wiring Diagram for a detailed layout.



    Videos

    If you or your customers woud like to learn more about the SkyBox installation process from start to finish, check out these videos: