Energy & Power
NRStor and Opus One to bring Tesla Home Battery to Canada
By Renée Francoeur
May 11, 2015 – NRStor Inc., an energy storage project developer and operator, and Opus One Solutions Energy Corp., a smart grid software engineering company, are partnering to bring Tesla‘s Powerwall Home Battery to Canada.
The Powerwall will provide Canadian homeowners with a power supply large enough to keep appliances such as refrigerators, electronics and home heating and cooling systems powered up during power outages. It will also allow users who have time-of-use billing to manage their usage by storing energy overnight when the prices are lower, and using it during peak periods when prices are higher.
“Opus One and NRStor will revolutionize the home with smart microgrid technology around Tesla’s battery system,” said Joshua Wong, president and CEO of Opus One. “This microgrid technology is going to provide homeowners with energy that is more affordable, super clean and very reliable.”
The Powerwall is a lithium-ion, wall-mounted battery with liquid and thermal control system and software that receives dispatch commands from an inverter. NRStor and Opus One will begin installing pilot units at select locations in the Canadian market in the fall of 2015. They expect the Powerwall to be available to customers in early 2016.