The annual RE+ Expo is the largest and most comprehensive event in North America for the clean energy industry. It’s where many of the new products in the solar industry are introduced. The 2022 event was exceptional for many new energy storage solutions, especially lithium batteries.


For those customers interested in pairing a battery backup system with solar, there is a new option to consider: the Kohler Power Reserve.  Kohler is one of the oldest names in the energy industry and their new battery is an exciting new entry into the battery backup space.  The Power Reserve consists of a battery and inverter—and is able to work with both AC and DC electric circuits. These components can be installed indoors (e.g., your garage) or outdoors (e.g., side of the house). And the best of all, Power Reserve is compatible with ANY solar panel installation.


The Power Reserve is a modular design, allowing homeowners to start small and add additional battery storage later. The lithium iron phosphate chemistry is one of the safest and most reliable battery technologies on the market, which ensures homeowners get a better throughput warranty. A “throughput” warranty is the total energy a manufacturer expects the battery to deliver throughout its lifetime.



  • Battery Capacity: 10 kWh
  • Installation Type:  AC-Coupled or DC-Coupled
  • Model Number: KOH10AC-7600-01 (AC-Coupled) and KOH10DC-7600-01 (DC-Coupled)
  • Inverter Included:  7600 W Continuous Power
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Phase: Single Phase
  • Certification:  NEMA 3R, UL9540
  • 10-Year Product Warranty
  • Utilizes KOHLER® Power Reserve mobile app to monitor and control your system
The battery has 3 modes of operation that are controlled by the homeowner: back up mode, self-supply, or time of use. The time of use setting will allow some homeowners to maximize the efficiency of their solar system and save almost $1000 extra dollars a year.


To learn more about the Kohler Power Reserve, visit their website.