Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has introduced a storage battery system for residential use based on electrified vehicle battery technology.
The home storage battery system is called the O-Uchi Kyuden System, based on Toyota’s concept of “safe, long service life, high-quality, good value for price, and high performance.”
It uses electrified vehicle battery technology such as Toyota’s battery control to provide a rated capacity of 8.7 kWh and a rated output of 5.5 kWh. This ensures safety and provides a supply of electricity to the entire home not just in normal situations, but even during power outages caused by natural disasters.
In addition, by linking with a photovoltaic system, it can supply the appropriate amount of electricity based on customer needs throughout the day and night. Toyota believes that using this system will encourage the use of solar power which is a renewable energy.
The system also supports supplying power from electrified vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV, FCEV) at 100V AC, and can use electricity stored in electrified vehicles as a backup power source during power outages.
In addition, the system also connects to a wireless LAN router allowing users to view in real-time from a dedicated app the storage capacity, operation mode, and other settings.
Pre-orders for the system start today, and sales in Japan will begin in August through home builders and general construction companies.