EnergyAustralia has announced the launch of the next generation Redback Smart Hybrid System, new technology specifically created to put families and businesses in control of their energy consumption.

The Redback Smart Hybrid System, developed through EnergyAustralia’s partnership with Brisbane-based Redback Technologies, combines a solar inverter, battery enclosure and intelligent energy management software into a seamless package.

When paired with solar panels and compatible batteries, Redback transforms a standard solar system into an intelligent energy management system.

The Redback Smart Hybrid Inverter has a five5 kilowatt (kW) power output. When combined with  the Redback battery enclosure and compatible batteries, the system can store up to 13.2 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to meet 75 per cent of the average home’s daily energy needs.

Andrew Perry, EnergyAustralia Executive – NextGen, said, “The Redback system is the next generation in energy storage and management with a sharp ability to learn and respond to how people consume their energy, based on their preferences.”

Mr Perry said with electricity and gas prices at record highs, customers were increasingly demanding affordable, innovative technology that helps them manage their energy consumption.

“In the past 12 months we’ve seen energy prices surge while in some states the lights have gone out. It’s no surprise there’s growing appetite for new technologies with the potential to shake-up the energy sector. There’s a revolution happening right now in energy and customers will say it’s about time,” Mr Perry said.

In their fourth annual retail energy competition review, the Australian Energy Market Commission found that around one in five homes already use solar power. And it’s forecast that by 2027, over 40 per cent of customers will have adopted on site distributed energy, based on the CSIRO’s electricity network transformation roadmap.

Redback Technologies Founder and Managing Director, Philip Livingston, said, “We are bringing the new generation of Redback technology to market – giving Australians access to a seamlessly integrated hardware and software package that enables customers to save money by consuming more of the solar energy they produce on site.”

“This is an exciting time as there’s never been a better opportunity for Australia’s energy industry to take proactive steps toward a grid powered by renewables. With the launch of the second generation Redback Smart Hybrid System we are not only putting consumers in control of their energy, we’re paving the way for a clean energy tomorrow that will benefit future generations.” 

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