New player in residential storage market


GCL Systems Integration (GCL), an energy company specialising in solar generation, has launched 2.5kWh and 5.6kWh energy storage systems for the Australian residential market.

GCL’s new E-KwBe product series made its debut at the Australian Solar Council’s 2016 industry exhibition and conference. The devices use lithium-ion batteries that GCL claims have an energy density of up to 125Wh/kg, as reported by PV Tech.

While the initial models target the household PV-plus-storage market, GCL hinted more devices are to follow.

In April, GCL bought a 51 per cent stake in Australian PV product distributor One Stop Warehouse, which has four distribution centres nationwide as well as e-commerce platforms. The move was aimed at expanding GCL’s market share for its products, which include inverters and PV panels in Australia and the wider southern hemisphere.

“We aim to create more energy storage products, take a leadership position in influencing market trends and help Australia achieve its renewable energy goals as well as boost energy sustainability worldwide,” GCL chairman Shu Hua said.