The Schneider Electric Square D Energy Center smart panel is now available for purchase in California, with nationwide availability expected in 2023. Designed for installation in new residential construction projects, Square D Energy Center, enables the convergence, scalability, and optimization of residential distributed energy resources, including utility power, solar power, energy storage, and generators.
The solution reduces installation time and cost, allowing electricians and electrical contractors to increase efficiency while still meeting evolving building codes.
“As the trusted leader in home energy management, the shift in consumer needs has been driving our Grid-to-Plug solution, creating a true home electrical ecosystem that provides transparency and digital control,” said Richard Korthauer, vice president, home & distribution USA, Schneider Electric. “Our Square D Energy Center is the cornerstone of this ecosystem, providing greater energy resiliency and sustainability by integrating utility power, solar, battery backup, generator power and EV charging into a single connected panel.”
In California, where the Energy Center will first be available, evolving building codes, like Title 24, require new homes to have solar panels and to be wired for battery backup systems.
More than just a smart energy panel, the Square D solution empowers homeowners to take an active role in their home energy management, conveniently through the Wiser Energy app. Energy use can be monitored in real time, usage costs can be compared to utility rates for optimal savings, and power sources can be changed to battery or generator backup sources to ensure energy resiliency.
“The Energy Center combines multiple electrical components into a single cabinet, allowing us to wire the device in less time and with fewer materials, to provide a better offering to the homeowner and a greater benefit to our bottom line,” said Josue Morales, superintendent, JAAM Electric. “The future-proof design also reduces installation time for adding other components, including battery backup or EV chargers, further increasing installation efficiency when those elements are needed.”
For more information on the Square D Energy Center, including where to order, visit https://shop.se.com/us/en/connected-home/energy-center.