Smart and Agnostic Electrical Panel
As both a load center and an energy management system, the SPAN electrical panel allows residents to prioritize energy usage and loads.
One of the hot topics at this year’s International Builders’ Show was electrification. And with good reason—electrifying homes is a great way to get buildings ready to take advantage of an increasingly clean power grid. But managing the demands of electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps, induction ranges, and solar tie-ins can be a challenge, and panel replacements are going to become the norm as more homeowners take advantage of electrification incentives.
As both a load center and an energy management system, SPAN takes the electrical panel up a notch. Using standard breakers, it provides monitoring and load-balancing of up to 32 circuits. The energy management system allows you to prioritize energy based on use. This means you can install an EV charger with your existing 100-amp service, and SPAN can automatically turn that charger circuit off momentarily if the home’s maximum electrical capacity is reached (and turn it back on when demand decreases). A traditional panel and high-capacity car-charger installation would also require a 200-amp service upgrade. With a 100-amp SPAN panel, though, those high-demand circuits can be effectively managed without any inconvenience to the homeowner or a service upgrade.
SPAN can connect via WiFi, Ethernet, or cellular LTE. It is compatible with any grid-tied solar inverter, and with battery backup systems including SolarEdge Energy Hub with LG Chem RESU and SolarEdge Energy Bank, and Tesla Powerwall and Powerwall+.