German Design Award 2023: Prize for the E3/DC home power plant S10 X COMPACT
With the S10 X COMPACT home power station, E3/DC has shown how a proven product can be optimized with a new type of design: The slim variant of the intelligent solar storage system S10 X is particularly suitable for narrow technical spaces, it makes transport and installation easier – and without loss of functionality. As part of the German Design Award 2023, HagerEnergy GmbH received the “Special Mention” award for this. The prizes will be awarded next February.
For ten years, the jury of the German Design Award has seen its task as discovering significant design trends and making them known to a wide public through the competition. Creatively compelling achievements in product design, communication design and architecture are nominated and awarded annually.
For E3/DC, it is the second award of this kind in the brand’s history: in 2017, the domestic powerhouse S10 MINI was recognized as a product that, according to the jury, “impressively reflects the technical standards of performance, quality and reliability in its clear design”. The jury’s “Special Mention” in the current competition goes to a highly developed storage system that makes solar energy effectively usable in the home, in heat supply and in mobility. The special feature of the S10 X COMPACT: It brings the high functionality of the home power plant to single-family houses, where the space in the technical room is often is very limited. “We are very pleased with our second design award for the S10 X COMPACT, which recognizes our intensive development work on the product range, especially from a design and functional perspective,” emphasizes Petra Richter, Marketing Director of HagerEnergy GmbH.
Sophisticated system technology for the single-family house
The S10 home power plant – which has now been on the market for ten years in various versions and performance classes – sees E3/DC as the technological standard for energy self-sufficiency in residential buildings. Everything is integrated, from the solar inverter to the smart energy management and the powerful batteries. The three-phase emergency power supply via the solar system and the batteries is unique.
The S10 X COMPACT, presented last year, follows the same technical system approach, but due to its slim design with a width of only 60 cm, it requires significantly less space and is easier to install in tight spaces. Another advantage: thanks to a newly developed battery system, the S10 X COMPACT has a higher charging capacity than its predecessors in the S10 E series. With the INFINITY option, customers can also extend the battery capacity of their storage system for five years with this product if the power demand increases, for example due to a heat pump or an electric vehicle.
The S10 X COMPACT is a specially designed variant of the powerful generation X of the E3/DC home power plants: equipped with all the functional advantages of the larger systems, it is ideal for the narrow basements and utility rooms of modern single-family houses. home. The technical cell and the battery system are no longer permanently connected and are therefore easier to transport. In terms of production and storage, the S10 X COMPACT is designed for a PV output of up to 18 kWp. Your own energy can be used flexibly at home, for operating a heat pump or for solar charging of electric cars.
About the German Design Council
Since 1953, the German Design Council has been the world’s leading competence center for communication and knowledge transfer within design, branding and innovation. With international offers, promotion of young talent and memberships, it is part of the global design community and has always contributed to establishing exchanges and networks worldwide. Through events, congresses, awards, jury meetings and expert groups, the German Design Council connects its members and numerous other international design and branding experts, promotes discourse and provides an important boost to the global economy. Its membership currently includes more than 350 companies.
E3/DC is a brand of HagerEnergy GmbH and part of the Hager Group. The company was founded in Osnabrück in 2010. As an inverter manufacturer, E3/DC is now the market leader in Germany for grid-connected solar backup power supplies. The three-phase DC technology (TriLINK®) developed by E3/DC and the charging systems for electric cars ensure maximum levels of self-sufficiency and savings when used in private and commercial properties – especially in the upper power range. In 2021, E3/DC was named “Brand of the Century” for the third time in a row. An independent plumbing survey carried out by EuPD Research again gave the company a very high recommendation value in 2021. In a customer satisfaction analysis by the institute, E3/DC scored 1.6 for the fourth time in 2022. The ISO 9001-certified company employs over 270 employees. Lithium storage systems, inverters, wall boxes and other components are developed and produced in Germany.