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Battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

The energy storage system listing request form and instructions were updated and posted on December 5, 2019. These updates reflect advanced functionalities and communication features, and will be reflected in the Energy Storage System List starting January 2020.

The Energy Commission updates the solar equipment lists three times a month, typically on the 1st, 11th, and 21st of the month, or the first business day thereafter.

For any questions regarding the equipment lists, please contact the Solar Equipment Call Center at SolarEquipment@energy.ca.gov or 916-654-4120.

Lists of Batteries and Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

Effective August 21, 2019, the list of Batteries and the list of energy storage systems (ESS) have been added to the Energy Commission’s Solar Equipment Lists.

Click on the links below to download the current list of eligible batteries and energy storage systems (ESS):

Battery

Energy Storage System (ESS)

Submitted information is reviewed by the California Energy Commission prior to equipment being added to the Energy Commission's Solar Equipment Lists but it is not continuously monitored. The California Energy Commission does not confirm manufacturers' self-reported information. Please note that equipment on the Energy Commission's Solar Equipment Lists have undergone tests to achieve minimal safety and performance standards. The California Energy Commission and the State of California make no claim or warranty on the equipment and its safety, performance or durability. Anyone considering installing solar energy systems are encouraged to conduct their own research.

Eligibility

For information on equipment eligibility and required laboratory-tested data, please refer to the SB 1 Guidelines, Appendix B.

Forms

Instructions

JA12 Information

Inverter Manufacturer Attestation Form

To reflect the advanced inverter functions of Monitoring Data and Scheduling on the Solar Equipment Lists the manufacturer must provide a completed attestation. A copy of the attestation form can be found on the IOUs websites. All forms are identical.

Other Resources

The California Energy Commission is providing consumers a list of resources and links for informational purposes; where they can research topics such as: PV product recalls, contractor license check for solar retailers/ installers or solar installation building and fire code requirements.