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Not into the Tesla Powerwall? You can now buy the Anker Solix X1

The whole-home power backup system, now available in North America, can store solar energy.
Written by Maria Diaz, Staff Writer
Anker Solix X1

The much-anticipated Anker Solix X1 home energy storage system is now available for purchase in the US, Mexico, and Canada. Comprised of ultra-thin stackable batteries, the X1 is a modular system that only protrudes 5.9 inches from the wall, with an output power range of 3kW to 36kW.
Compared to the Tesla Powerwall 3, which has a fixed capacity of 13.5kWh (kilowatt-hour) scalable to 40.5kWh per unit, the Anker Solix X1 can be scaled from 5kWh to 180kWh. For reference, a 5kWh system can power an entire tiny home or RV, or seven to 10 household appliances.

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The Anker Solix X1's batteries can also store energy from solar panels, and the system can perform a 20-millisecond switchover during an outage for uninterrupted power.

"Soaring energy bills, power outages, and the shift toward eco-friendly living are driving more people to residential solar energy backup," Anker Solix General Manager Shaun Xiong said in a statement. "You need a way to store that energy -- and the Anker Solix X1 is the answer. With Anker's experience in battery technology, the X1 delivers excellent off-grid performance, especially in extreme cold or heat."

The Anker Solix X1's energy storage system can help users maximize energy savings by automatically switching to backup power during peak times. When combined with solar panels, the Solix X1 can provide continuous whole-home power during outages. It also lets users participate in grid sell-back programs.

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Like the Tesla Powerwall, the EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra system, and other home energy backup solutions, you can manage the Anker Solix X1 from a mobile app. It also features Storm Guard Mode, which automatically prepares for potential power outages before a storm. 

"We want to provide a way for homeowners to store and manage residential energy use for a more sustainable future," Xiong added in the release.

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Anker has decided not to share the Solix X1's price tag. Prospective buyers must contact the Anker sales team to discuss order and pricing information.

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