ZOLA Electric

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ZOLA INFINITY

ZOLA INFINITY is an Integrated Power System (IPS) that incorporates solar power, energy storage and power from the grid to deliver reliable 24 HOUR POWER anywhere at the lowest possible cost.  INFINITY delivers kilowatts of clean AC power, scalable to any level required. INFINITY seamlessly protects its users from voltage spikes and grid power cuts, always ensuring a safe, clean pure sine wave delivered from a combination of solar, lithium battery and the power grid.

Designed in California, INFINITY is the first lithium battery-based hybrid power system explicitly designed for emerging markets and integrating pay-as-you-go financing. It is not designed as a backup, but rather as a primary power supply. With INFINITY installed, the power grid becomes simply another unreliable backup source of power. Power is primarily generated from free solar energy, powering loads directly or stored in a battery for nighttime use. 

 

 

Integrated POWER

INFINITY is designed to ensure that your power is uninterrupted and does not disrupt your life.

  • Solar, battery and grid power is seamlessly integrated and optimized to deliver the lowest cost, most reliable power possible. 
  • 20 millisecond changeover between on-grid and off-grid mode ensures that the lights don’t even flicker when the power cuts. 
  • INFINITY Solar Panels directly generate AC Power and power loads, reducing losses and increasing power and efficiency during the daytime. 

Smart POWER

INFINITY is the most intelligent, connected power system ever built. 

  • Utilizing an inbuilt GSM radio, INFINITY is continuously updated and optimized via the cloud.
  • INFINITY’s smartphone application allows detailed reports of power generation and intelligent management of the power system.  
  • Voltage spikes can damage appliances and cause fires. Severe voltage spikes cannot be prevented even by normal “AVS” hardware purchased at the department store. INFINITY stops voltage spikes instantaneously at the source, immediately cutting off the power grid when spikes are detected. 

Upgradeable POWER

INFINITY is designed to grow over time, seamlessly. 

  • INFINITY’s modular design allows energy storage and power to be increased at any time via a “plug and play” design.  
  • INFINITY’s modular solar panel system allows additional solar panels to be added at any time without rewiring or redesign of the system. 
  • INFINITY grows without limits, supporting even three phase and industrial applications in a modular fashion. 

POWER for Life

INFINITY is designed to deliver the lowest possible power cost over its operating lifetime. 

  • INFINITY comes with a standard 5 year end-to-end warranty. Extended warranties beyond 5 years are also available. 
  • INFINITY’s multi-inverter architecture ensures few single points of failure. Each inverter in INFINITY has a mean time between failure of over 300 years, ensuring the highest possible reliability. 
  • INFINITY’s long-life lithium battery pack has a 3,000 cycle design life. The system’s custom algorithms extend this even further by managing thermal performance smartly. If a replacement pack is needed, ZOLA can replace the pack without needing to replace the rest of the system. 
Product Description

ZOLA INFINITY is an Integrated Power System (IPS) that incorporates solar power, energy storage and power from the grid to deliver reliable 24 HOUR POWER anywhere at the lowest possible cost.  INFINITY delivers kilowatts of clean AC power, scalable to any level required. INFINITY seamlessly protects its users from voltage spikes and grid power cuts, always ensuring a safe, clean pure sine wave delivered from a combination of solar, lithium battery and the power grid.

Designed in California, INFINITY is the first lithium battery-based hybrid power system explicitly designed for emerging markets and integrating pay-as-you-go financing. It is not designed as a backup, but rather as a primary power supply. With INFINITY installed, the power grid becomes simply another unreliable backup source of power. Power is primarily generated from free solar energy, powering loads directly or stored in a battery for nighttime use.

Features

Integrated POWER

INFINITY is designed to ensure that your power is uninterrupted and does not disrupt your life.

  • Solar, battery and grid power is seamlessly integrated and optimized to deliver the lowest cost, most reliable power possible. 
  • 20 millisecond changeover between on-grid and off-grid mode ensures that the lights don’t even flicker when the power cuts. 
  • INFINITY Solar Panels directly generate AC Power and power loads, reducing losses and increasing power and efficiency during the daytime. 

Smart POWER

INFINITY is the most intelligent, connected power system ever built. 

  • Utilizing an inbuilt GSM radio, INFINITY is continuously updated and optimized via the cloud.
  • INFINITY’s smartphone application allows detailed reports of power generation and intelligent management of the power system.  
  • Voltage spikes can damage appliances and cause fires. Severe voltage spikes cannot be prevented even by normal “AVS” hardware purchased at the department store. INFINITY stops voltage spikes instantaneously at the source, immediately cutting off the power grid when spikes are detected. 

Upgradeable POWER

INFINITY is designed to grow over time, seamlessly. 

  • INFINITY’s modular design allows energy storage and power to be increased at any time via a “plug and play” design.  
  • INFINITY’s modular solar panel system allows additional solar panels to be added at any time without rewiring or redesign of the system. 
  • INFINITY grows without limits, supporting even three phase and industrial applications in a modular fashion. 

POWER for Life

INFINITY is designed to deliver the lowest possible power cost over its operating lifetime. 

  • INFINITY comes with a standard 5 year end-to-end warranty. Extended warranties beyond 5 years are also available. 
  • INFINITY’s multi-inverter architecture ensures few single points of failure. Each inverter in INFINITY has a mean time between failure of over 300 years, ensuring the highest possible reliability. 
  • INFINITY’s long-life lithium battery pack has a 3,000 cycle design life. The system’s custom algorithms extend this even further by managing thermal performance smartly. If a replacement pack is needed, ZOLA can replace the pack without needing to replace the rest of the system. 
Technical Specs

Power and Energy

  • Rated Voltage

    230V

  • Rated frequency

    50Hz

  • Number of Phases

    1

  • Continuous power per AC battery

    1.2kVA

  • Surge power per AC battery

    1.8kVA

  • Rated power per panel

    320W

  • Rated energy per AC battery

    2.3kWh

  • Number of AC batteries per string

    Up to 8

  • Maximum continuous AC output and input per string

    6kVA

  • Maximum energy storage per string

    22.4kWh

  • PV Panels

    Maximum rated DC Power: 320W

    MPPT voltage range: 27 to 45 V

Control and communications

  • Communications

    Cellular GSM

  • Variables metered

    • String voltage
    • State of charge per battery
    • PV production
    • Battery temperature and state of health
    • Total load
    • Power consumed from the grid or backup generator
  • Anti-theft features

    • Inverters stop producing power if they lose connection with the controller in the primary enclosure, or if they are moved to a different system  
    • Optical method to detect enclosure opening energy theft estimation algorithm in firmware
    • Energy theft estimation algorithm in firmware.
  • Inter-operability

    • Automatic synchronization and islanding from external AC sources such as the public grid or backup generators
    • Ability to control the power exchanged with remote sources  
    • Can start and stop backup generators
  • Safety

    • All user-accessible AC ports are grounded and protected by ground-fault interrupt devices
    • Redundant battery overcurrent and short-circuit protection
    • Battery thermal management on each AC battery

Mechanical

  • Mounting

    Leveled floor

    Up to 3 AC batteries can be stacked vertically

  • Environmental

    Indoor

    Side panels must remain unblocked to allow for airflow

Typical Configuration

  •  The INFINITY Primary hosts all the user-accessible ports. With reference to Figure 1 characteristic of each of them are:

    • AC interface to a remote power system. Examples of these are the mainstream distribution network, a backup ICE, and other Volta strings.
    • Output to AC loads. The intended use of this port is to supply one or more existing load circuits in the building.
    • Output to AC loads. It is expected that the user will plug appliances directly into this port, or through an appropriate power strip.

    In addition to the four user-accessible ports which only exist in the primary AC block, this is an expansion port designed to connect several AC blocks and AC PV panels in a string.

User Accessible Power Ports

  • The main AC battery hosts all the user-accessible ports:

    • AC interface to a remote power system. Examples of these are the mainstream distribution network, a backup ICE, and other INFINITY strings.
    • Output to AC loads. The intended use of this port is to supply one or more existing load circuits in the building
    • Output to AC loads. It is expected that the user will plug appliances directly into this port, or through an appropriate power strip.
    • Expansion port designed to connect several AC batteries and AC PV panels in a string.

Dimensions

  • H: 307.5mm

    D: 389mm

    L: 558mm

FAQs

How does the INFINITY system differ from current solar home system configurations?

There are many ways in which the ZOLA INFINITY system differs from comparative emerging market solar home systems. The most important include:

  • Complete solution offering a diversity of features and benefits not available in any other single product.
  • Your power is uninterrupted and does not disrupt your life.
  • Your power solutions automatically manages itself so you don’t have to.
  • Your power can grow with your changing needs
  • You have the most cost effective power over the product’s lifetime, designed to be more than five years.

How does the INFINITY system convert solar generated DC current to AC?

Each solar panel is equipped with a PPU that is also able to maximize the amount of power produced by the panel.

What is Parallel Power technology?

A Parallel Power Unit is micro-inverter. It is a recently developed power electronic device, which currently handles the operation of several million PV panels around the world.

Can the INFINITY system be paired with other power sources?

Yes. It operates together with the grid without the need of a transfer switch. This means that when the grid power fails there’s no interruption in electricity supply.

How does the INFINITY system regulate power from different sources?

INFINITY mimics the operation of large modern grids, where hundreds of generators are coordinated with a combination of local and supervisory controls. Each PPU responds to local frequency and voltage measurements in a way which is commanded by the primary battery. The primary battery also has the ability to control how much power flows to and from external power sources.

How does the INFINITY system deal with voltage fluctuations and power surges?

When the disturbances in the grid’s voltage are small, the PPU can compensate them by injecting power at the times of dips, and consuming power at the times of surges.

When power quality cannot be controlled by the PPU, INFINITY operates in standalone mode until the grid becomes stable.

How does the INFINITY system interact with other power generation sources, such as power from the grid or power from generators?

The embedded computer decides how to serve the load and whether to charge the battery based on economics. For example, if the grid fails and a backup generator is available, it will only use it when the energy from PV panels is not enough to serve the load.

During normal operation with the grid, INFINITY will take into account the amount of charge in the battery, time of day, and past outage patterns to decide whether to charge from the grid in anticipation of a possible outage.

What capacity is the INFINITY system battery? How long will it last and what type of household energy use can it support?

In the standard configuration, each AC battery can hold 2.3 kWh of energy.

The capacity of the system, with several batteries and solar panels, is determined based on the appliances and expected level of service of each user.

What types of appliances can the INFINITY system power?

Depending on the size of the INFINITY power system that the customer chooses to purchase, it can power types of single-phase AC appliances, including fridges, pumps, blenders, etc.

 

How does the INFINITY system prioritize using efficient energy from solar power and battery sources?

The PPU will naturally transfer all unused PV power to the batteries when it exceeds the power consumed by the customer. Conversely, the batteries will complement PV generation when the load exceed PV generation.

How can the INFINITY system be used to create VPPs?

INFINITY systems are a special type of distributed energy resource which combines load, generation and storage, and are permanently connected to the Internet.

Using cloud-based software, thousands of INFINITY units can be coordinated to behave like VPPs or PPU for enhanced resiliency.