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The RCT Power storage system lets you choose between two charging strategies: forecast-based charging and simplified charging. Why are there two charging strategies for solar power storage systems? And which of those strategies should you select for your system?

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NEWS

RCT Power's bigger power storage system has now also achieved a ranking at the very top. After last year’s top spot for the 5-kWp system, the 10-kWp system has managed to catch up in 2021: it is the most energy-efficient system on the market. This is revealed in the energy storage inspection published on 14 June by the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin.

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KNOWLEDGE

A sustainable lifestyle - that's what the majority of us want. We want to protect our environment, be fair to other people and be particularly careful in our use of natural resources. On top of it all, we want to live in a climate-neutral way. 

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KNOWLEDGE

Independent with self-generated solar power. Conscious about the environment and the future. There are many reasons why more and more people are buying a solar power storage unit. Before acquiring a solar power storage unit, you should consider the following 6 tips.

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KNOWLEDGE

Did you know that with a solar power storage system, you can supply your household with up to two-thirds of self-generated electricity? There are four items you need to watch out for when you intend to store solar power: your power consumption, the amount of self-generated solar power, the choice of battery technology and the optimal storage capacity.

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WISSEN

"We get our electricity from the socket". This commonly used phrase applies to electric cars only with some reservations. It depends on the connector type. The type will determine the number of potential charging points for your electric vehicle. We will introduce you to the different electric vehicle connector types and explain why our RCT Power Wallbox is equipped with a Type 2 connector.

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KNOWLEDGE

There is a simple calculation: The higher the self-consumption rate of your photovoltaic system the more profitable the system will be for you. An important adjustment tool to boost self-consumption is a power storage system. But there are more tweaks and applications you can use to increase your self-consumption rate.

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KNOWLEDGE

Independence from electricity suppliers pays off financially. With a solar power storage system, you become more self-sufficient. With PV storage, you can better cover your own electricity needs. And you protect yourself from grid failures.

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KNOWLEDGE

With a solar power storage system, you can boost the self-consumption rate of your solar power. This pays off.

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KNOWLEDGE

Do you consider buying a PV system with a power storage unit? Or do you want to retrofit your existing PV system with a power storage unit? Then watch out for these key figures.

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KNOWLEDGE

Solar power storage systems are becoming cheaper and more efficient. In many cases retrofitting a PV system with a storage system is worthwhile. Find out here what you need to consider.

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KNOWLEDGE

Electricity, heat and mobility are increasingly being combined. They gain their synergy through electricity storage. Why?

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KNOWLEDGE

Photovoltaic systems should be installed on every modern roof. Add a solar storage unit and you can realise the full potential of your solar modules.

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KNOWLEDGE

When you are looking to store solar power, Lithium iron phosphate batteries are your first choice. They are more durable, safer and environmentally friendlier. Read on to find out why.

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KNOWLEDGE

Heating with solar power: The combination of heat pump, photovoltaic system and solar power storage reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions.

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KNOWLEDGE

Independence from price changes, suppliers and the weather, subsidised, eco-friendly - this is what speaks in favour of a domestic solar storage system. We give you the five most important reasons why it makes sense to install now an intelligent power storage system.

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KNOWLEDGE

In this blog we show you seven simple tricks for more sustainability. Learn how to improve your Carbon footprint on a daily basis and save money in the process.

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CORPORATE NEWS

Our storage system consisting of the RCT Power Storage DC 6.0 and the Power Battery 11.5 is with an SPI of 92,6% the front runner in the category System Performance Index SPI (5 kWp). This is the third time in a row that RCT Power has achieved an outstanding result in the annual Energy Storage Inspection of the University HTW Berlin.  

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Knowledge

Get some helpful advices for buying a power storage unit - no matter if you already own a PV-system or plan to buy it together.

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KNOWLEDGE

Which battery technology is best suited for energy storage systems - lead-acid or lithium-iron phosphate batteries? Read more in this blog article.

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KNOWLEDGE

Are you planning to charge your electric car at home? Check out this how-to on RCT Power's blog to learn how you can charge your electric car at home.

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Storage System Design

The high art of power storage system design is to match all components to the expected consumption. The better the power storage systems align to the consumption the more economically viable they will operate.

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Knowledge

Find out in this post what emergency power is, where it is needed and how it ensures an uninterrupted power supply.

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Monitoring

Optimization of self-consumption in combination with a professional monitoring and control of the PV-system have become essential for the solar industry. Therefore, RCT Power now offers besides the RCT Power APP also the possibility of monitoring the storage system with Solar-Log™.

Awards

Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin) publishes the results of its annual Power Storage survey 'Energy Storage Inspection 2019‘ and confirms that RCT Power's battery storage system is again the best system in the category under 8 kWh energy storage capacity. The HTW Berlin is convinced that photovoltaic systems and efficient storage systems play a key role in tackling climate change.

Monitoring

RCT Power is now compatible with SMARTFOX PRO. The intelligent technology automatically redirects your excess solar energy to consumers within the home, to improve self-consumption and photovoltaic system’s efficiency.

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Storage System

Power storage for residential applications was one of the highlights of the pv Guided Tours at the trade fair The smarter E Europe in May 2019 in Munich. During this tour RCT Power was pointed out as an innovative manufacturer. Click here to see the video:

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Storage System

With the combination of a RCT Power storage system and an AC•THOR  from my-PV you can now use surplus solar energy efficiently and easily for hot water preparation and building heating.

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Storage System

The project team was tasked to meet the requirements for a KfW-Energy Efficiency Home 40. In addition to a heat pump, the best storage solution for a 30 kWp photovoltaic system had to be implemented. RCT Power solution fitted the specific project requirements best and the result is outstanding.

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Storage System

Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) has published the results of their 2018 electricity storage survey (Stromspeicher-Inspektion 2018): The best storage system under 8kWh is built by RCT Power. A research team from HTW Berlin examined the performance data of 20 storage systems with a storage capacity of up to 10.5 kWh. The 2018 electricity storage survey thus provides a realistic view of the actual performance of the tested storage systems. Thomas Hauser, Managing Director of RCT Power GmbH, explains why the study is so important for RCT Power.

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Storage System

Owners of PV systems can now make even better use of their solar energy. The energy which cannot be stored by the fully charged battery is simply diverted to the hot water storage tank. How does it work?

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Power Switch Box is the new protection for photovoltaic systems. RCT Power has launched the new product in September 2017 to the market and several photovoltaic systems have since been equipped with the Power Switch Box. The Power Switch Box interacts with the battery storage system to keep the photovoltaic system fully functional while everyone around you is sitting in the dark. Your photovoltaic system continues to generate and store energy.

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Storage System

The modular battery system from RCT Power can be upgraded and adapted to fit user requirements. The storage system grows to accommodate new energy consuming appliances, e.g. an electric car.

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At RCT Power we believe that wiring of a storage system should only take up a minimum of time. The installation should be fast and simple.

>> watch here how RCT Power implements "Plug and Play"

 

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