Colored Solar announces their first installation of solar plus storage at a home in Malibu, California. The installation combines bank of lithium ferrophosphate OES2 batteries with Tile Red Colored Solar panels.
A number of barriers keep homeowners from adopting solar more widely. When it comes to solar, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder — and some people don’t like the way panels will look on their roof. Or they might run into issues with a homeowners association (HOA). An even bigger hurdle holding back further solar deployment around the country is the need for better energy storage options.
Colored Solar, a solar manufacturer and installer in Ventura, California, is addressing both these concerns. The company’s panels blend with roofs better to provide an aesthetically pleasing, innovative solar solution. And their energy storage solution enables consumers to combine rooftop solar with affordable backup storage.
The company has a big vision for their products: it sees this combination of solar and storage allowing their customers to become their own power plant and break free from utilities and centralized power.
In a statement yesterday, Colored Solar announced that it recently broke ground on its first power storage installation. A Malibu, California homeowner added a bank of batteries to complement his Tile Red Colored Solar panels. The homeowner had wanted to go solar but was deterred by aesthetic considerations. He waited for more than 15 years for a solution that would be approved by his HOA, which has specific guidelines that had to be met.
Michael Mrozek, CEO of Colored Solar, said, “Our technology is solid state, manufactured in the USA, and outperforms solar panels of the same wattage. 19kW of Tile Red 230W panels were chosen at this home in Malibu, California because of aesthetics, and performance.”
Colored Solar distributes, designs, and installs lithium ferrophosphate (LFP) OES2 power bank technology. The company claims that these safe, innovative, high-quality, environmentally friendly products outlast any lead-acid battery. OES2 technology can last for more than 20 years, 5000+ cycles, and 95% depth of discharge. The storage units can be installed inside a home and in small spaces without any required cooling, ventilation, or maintenance.
Also important at a time when consumers are looking for American-made options, both the panels and the batteries are made in the U.S.
Paul Wise, COO of Colored Solar, said, “We are putting American made products on American roofs. This is cutting edge stuff; we are pioneering the marriage of solar and intelligent power storage, making the customer independent like never before. When this gets adopted in thousands, or millions of future homes it will change the grid as we know it.”