Schneider Electric smart panel now available in California

Schneider Electric announced its Square D Energy Center smart panel is now available for purchase in California, with nationwide availability expected in 2023.

The Square D Energy Center is designed for installation in new residential construction projects. It 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, VP of home & distribution in the USA for 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. As California builders continue to meet the demands of the state’s strong housing market, this innovation will help them reduce installation time and cost, while meeting evolving building codes, like Title 24, requiring new homes have solar panels and to be wired for battery backup systems .”

More than just a smart energy panel, this 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 easily changed to battery or generator backup sources ensuring 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 or 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.”

The Square D Energy Center will be available for new residential construction projects in California. Nationwide availability is expected in 2023.

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