|Onyx Plug n Play Panel|
The first model will have an incorporated micro inverter and standard U.S. AC power outlet plug. The second model will also include those two features plus sport a high-capacity battery.
They are ready-to-plug-in panel systems. All one has to do is grab your power cord from a TV, microwave, fridge, computer, etc and plug it into the panel to power up the appliance.
People who visit the demo site will see model one providing electricity for a water well pump and panel model two will supply the energy to run the air conditioning system for a residential building.
Onyx has partnered with Chinese a manufacturer to source the panel and inverter but says their battery technology will manufactured in the United States. Each incorporated battery is being designed to produce 5 hours of peak power. The panels are also being manufactured to fit together for a custom configuration.
The goal is to cater to homeowners and business people who have the DIY gene and want to walk into a Home Depot or Lowe's buy these kits and be plugged into a solar panel immediately upon set up. All that's needed is 4 screws to attach the panel to any appropriate surface.
No word on pricing yet which they'll probably also be testing at the demonstration site in January.
More details at Onyx Service & Solutons.