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OutBack Power™ Technologies, Inc. an EnerSys® company and Bay City Electric Works Partner on Energy Storage and Generator Hybrid Home Backup Solution

OutBack Power™ Technologies, Inc. an EnerSys® company and Bay City Electric Works Partner on Energy Storage and Generator Hybrid Home Backup Solution

By combining Bay City’s residential generators with OutBack Power’s SystemEdge energy storage systems homeowners, both on and off-grid will never be left in the dark.

PHOENIX, AZ – September 1, 2020 – Solar energy and battery backup solutions are growing in popularity with the increased frequency of California’s public safety power shutoffs, time-of-use billing, and disaster-related power outages. Turning to solar energy with battery storage gives households and businesses more control over their energy usage and costs. To take this a step further, OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. is partnering with Bay City Electric Works to provide robust backup power with a complete home resiliency solution that combines battery storage with KOHLERⓇ brand generators for reliable and longer-lasting backup power solutions.


“Partnering with OutBack Power and combining their storage technology with our generators will provide energy savings every day and seamless backup power to residents when they face power outages,” said Rod Lee, President, Bay City Electric Works. “By using batteries during higher time-of-use rates, homeowner’s electric bills will be reduced while lowering emissions and fuel consumption.”

Bay City Electric Works carries a range of KOHLER generators, from 8 to 150 kW output capabilities. Their residential generators are designed for large or small homes needing whole or partial backup power. Bay City and OutBack Power are combining the KOHLER generator and creating a hybrid system with the FLEXpower® Radian integrated system or SkyBox true hybrid energy system with 11 to 22kWh of lithium-ion battery storage.

On the selection of Bay City Electric Works as a partner for OutBack Power, Sanjeev Choudhary EnerSys’ Vice President of Renewable & Industrial Energy Storage Systems commented, “Bay City is an excellent partner for us to help customers affected by power disruptions. With their extensive network of installers and service locations throughout California and Nevada they are well equipped to provide cost-effective energy surety for homes and small businesses by combining this set of proven technologies.”

In residential, grid-connected homes, when utility power is interrupted, an automated relay system signals the generator to start and quickly transfers the electrical loads from the failed utility to the backup batteries. The generator automatically starts up when the batteries run low or when an air conditioner or other large appliance needs to run. When utility power is restored, the system transfers the electrical loads back to the utility and shuts down the generator. By being fully compatible with OutBack Power’s automatic generator start functionality, the system can also start the generator during a power outage and recharge the batteries when they hit a recharge voltage or a specific time of day. This system can also be installed in off-grid homes to utilize generator power when backup batteries are low.

“These pre-engineered systems take the guesswork out of sizing the battery backup. With OutBack’s SystemEdge packages combined with Bay City’s generators residents won’t be left wondering if they will have power,” said Paul Dailey, Director of Product & Market Strategy, OutBack Power.

With a generator to provide for peak loads, the solar + storage system can be optimized for the best economic returns without compromising backup capacity. The solar + storage system is, in many cases, also eligible for the federal Investment Tax Credit and California’s Self Generation Incentive Program.


For over 18 years, OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. has been the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of battery-based renewable energy systems. With the regulatory and incentive landscape changing almost daily, consumers are rapidly moving away from simple grid-tied systems and towards intelligent, battery-based designs that blend energy independence with smart home technology that is good for the budget and the environment.

Now part of EnerSys, OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. is backed by the resources and expertise of the global leader in stored energy solutions. Whether the application is village micro-grids in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote off-grid cabins in Alaska, or a suburban home in California, OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. has set the bar for delivering advanced renewable energy power conversion electronics and energy storage. For more information, please visit



EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. EnerSys provides highly integrated power solutions and services to broadband, telecom, renewable and industrial customers. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility and transportation industries, and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. For more information about EnerSys and its full line of products, systems and support, visit



Bay City Electric Works is a premier KOHLER distributor of emergency generator systems, automatic transfer switches and paralleling switchgear. Bay City has Sales and Service Centers throughout California to sell KOHLER generators and Outback Power Energy Storage as well as providing generator Service for all brands, generator parts, and on-demand rental generators up to 2000kW. Bay City utilizes a Dealer Network to provide sales and service support for the Residential Generator channel. Bay City was founded in 1932 and has been a KOHLER distributor for over 50 years. Bay City is owned by Rodney Lee (President – Bay City), Mark Loftin (CEO – Bay City and Loftin Equipment), and Chuck Loftin (President – Loftin Equipment). Bay City was recently honored by Kohler Company as Generator Distributor of the Year in 2015 and Large Systems Distributor of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2018. For more information about Bay City and its full line of power solutions visit


About Kohler Power Systems

Kohler Power Systems, a division of Kohler Co., provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial, mobile, portable, and marine), automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information, visit


About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit


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