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Solar Battery Storage Comparison Table

Last Updated: 12th Feb 2019

Discover solar battery prices and system specifications with our regularly updated solar batteries comparison table. See which energy storage system may be best for your home or business.

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Note: Battery systems have been first sorted into three groups, based on whether an inverter is separately required, a system is “kind of” all-in-one or is all-in-one – and then alphabetically listed.

Product Name Akasol neeoQube Aquion Aspen 48S-2.2 Arvio Sirius Capacitor Module BYD B-Box RES BYD B Box Pro 13.8 BMZ ESS3.0 DCS PV 10.0 DCS PV 13.5 Delta Hybrid E5 ELMOFO E-Cells ALB52-106 Fronius Solar Battery GCL E-KwBe 5.6 Leclanche Apollion Cube LG Chem Resu 10 LG Chem RESU 6.5 LG Chem RESU HV 10 LG Chem RESU HV 7 PowerPlus Energy LiFe Premium Series Pylontech US2000B Redflow Zcell SimpliPhi PHI3.4 Smart-Tech battery SolaX 3.3  SolaX 6.5 SolaX Triple Power 4.5 SolaX Triple Power 6.3 Soltaro 2 Soltaro 4.5 Sonnenschein @ Home Lithium SunGrow SBP4K8  SolarWatt MyReserve Matrix Sonnenbatterie Eco 9.43 Tesla Powerwall 2 Trinabess Powercube Alpha-ESS Storion SMILE 5 – 5.5kWh Alpha-ESS Storion SMILE 5 -11kWh Alpha-ESS Storion SMILE 5 -16.5kWh Enphase AC Battery Eguana Evolve Hansol AIO 10.8 Hansol AIO 7.2 Hybrid "Home" Plus Magellan HESS Opal Storage All-in-One Soltaro 5kw / 4.5kWh All-in-One Soltaro 5kw / 9kWh All-in-One Soltaro 5kw / 13.5kWh Redback SH5000 + BE13200 Senec.home Li 10 SolaX Power Station Sunverge SIS VARTA Pulse 6
Product Image Akasol neeoQube aquion battery ARVIO BYD B Box BYD B Box Pro BMZ ESS3.0 DCS PV 10.0 DCS PV 10.0 Delta Hybrid E5 ELMOFO E-Cells ALB52-106 Fronius Solar Battery GCL EKwbE 5.6 Leclanche Apollion Cube LG Chem Resu 10 New LG Chem RESU 6.5 New LG Chem RESU HV 10 New LG Chem RESU HV 7 powerplus energy Pylontech US2000B Redflow ZBM-2 SimpliPhi PHI3.4 Smart-Tech battery SolaX 3.3 SolaX 6.5 SolaX Triple Power 4.5 SolaX Triple Power 4.5 Soltaro Soltaro 4.5 Sonnenschein SunGrow SBP4K8 SolarWatt MyReserve Sonnen Eco 9.43 Tesla Powerwall 2 Trina Powercube Alpha-ESS Storion SMILE 5 - 5.5kWh Alpha-ESS Storion SMILE 5 - 11kWh Alpha-ESS Storion SMILE 5 - 16.5kWhh Enphase AC Battery Eguana Evolve Hansol AIO 10.8 Hansol AIO 7.2 Hybrid 'home' Magellan HESS Opal Storage Soltaro All In One 4.5 kWh Soltaro All In One 9 kWh Soltaro All In One 13.5 kWh Redback SH5000 and BE13200 Senec.home Li 10 SolaX Power Station Sunverge SIS VARTA
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In Depth Analysis? Not yet. Yes, review here. Yes, review here. Yes, review here. Not yet. Not yet. Yes, review here Yes, review here Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Yes, review here. Not yet. Yes, review here. Yes, review here. Not yet. Not yet Not yet. Not yet. Yes, On-grid and Off-grid. Yes, review here. Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet  Not yet. Not yet. Yes, review here. Yes, review here. Not yet. Yes, review here. Yes, review here. Yes, review here. Yes, review here Not yet. Yes, review here Yes, review here Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet
Australian Approvals N/A N/A N/A N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
N/A N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
N/A N/A N/A Clean Energy Council approved battery
SA Home Battery Scheme Approved
Battery Type Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Aqueous Hybrid Ion Graphene super capacitor with a lithium ion electrode Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Li-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion Lithium Ion Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Li-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Flow (Zinc-Bromide) Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lead Crystal Lithium-Ion (lithium-mananese-cobalt-oxide) Lithium Ion Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion (lithium-mananese-cobalt-oxide) Lithium Ion (NMC) Lithium-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Lithium-Ion (lithium-mananese-cobalt-oxide)
All In One unit? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Kind of. Includes battery inverter (black "Command" unit) but requires solar inverter. Kind of. Includes AC battery inverter but requires solar inverter. Kind of. Includes AC battery inverter but requires solar inverter. Kind of. Includes AC battery inverter ("Powerbox") but requires solar inverter. Yes Yes Yes Yes (includes microinverter – requires 1 Envoy-S comms unit per install) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price excl. installation (Estimated Retail pricing in AUD incl. GST, unless stated otherwise) $12,000 $2,200  $4,686 $7,500 $9,600 $7700  $8,900 $9,990 $6,600 $8,190 $19,930 $3,650 $9200  $7,655 $5,807 $9,240
(For SA homeowners, $2,990 without backup or $3,990 with backup through AGL’s VPP program)
$7,500 $3,550 $1,999  $12,600 $4,700 $5,390 $6,864 $2,800 $4,000 $1,700 $4,200 $10,109 $3500 TBD $16,500 $12,350 (includes "Telsa Gateway") $9,790 (includes $550 charge for extended Powerbox battery inverter warranty) $9,042 $13,992 $17,220 $2,000 (fully installed) $17,530 $13,540 $11,550 $11,000 $20,600 $12,000 $7,150 $11,500 $15,000

TBD 

$15,202 $11,616

$26,000 (Fully installed) 

$7,450
Nominal Storage 5.5kWh 2.2kWh 3.55kWh 10.24 kWh 13.8 kWh 6.74kWh 10.42kWh 13.52kWh 6kWh 5.5kWh 12kWh 5.6kWh 6.7kWh 9.8kWh 6.5 kWh 9.8kWh 7 kWh 3.3 kWh 2.4kWh 10 kWh 3.4kWh 3.5kWh 6.8kWh 4.5kWh 6.3kWh 2kWh 4.5kWh 8.5kWh 4.8 kWh 11kWh 15kWh 14 kWh 9.6kWh 5.7 kWh 11.5 kWh 17.2 kWh 1.2kWh 13kWh 10.8 kWh 7.2 kWh 9.84kWh 12.8 kWh 13 kWh 4.5kWh 9kWh 13.5kWh Modular, up to 13.2kWh  10 kWh 13 kWh 11.6kWh 6.5 kWh
Usable Storage Capacity 4.95kWh 2.2 kWh  3.55kWh 10.24 kWh 13.8 kWh 5.4kWh  10.42kWh 13.50kWh 4.8kWh 4.4kWh 9.6kWh 5.6kWh 5.4kWh  8.8kWh 5.9 kWh 9.3 kWh 6.6 kWh 2.64kWh 2.16kWh  10 kWh 3.4kWh (or 2.75kWh if you are cycling at 80% DoD as per warranty document) 3.3kWh 6.5kWh 4.05kWh 5.67kWh 1.8kWh 4.05kWh 6.8kWh 4.56 kWh 11kWh 13.5kWh 13.5 kWh  8.64kWh 5.5 kWh 11 kWh 16.5 kWh 1.2kWh  12.2kWh  9.72 kWh 6.48 kWh 8.2kWh 11.52 kWh 11.7 kWh 4.05kWh 8.1kWh 12.15kWh Modular, up to 11.9kWh 10 kWh 12.35 kWh 9.86 kWh 6 kWh
Pros German made, high cycle life and depth of discharge, 10 year warranty Great price-per-kWh, modular, environmentally friendly disposal, inherently safe chemistry (low fire risk compared to lithium ion), also available in a 24V version (Aspen 24S-83), which enables use of lower cost inverters and chargers. Unlimited cycles in warranty period, no capacity degradation at 100% DoD High cycle life, high power output Units can be linked together in a parallel connection High quality German made battery, plug and play with SMA sunny island, expandable up to 12 modules, and high 8kW continuous discharge power + surge.  Australian engineered, rebuildable design, super charging capable BMS, wide operating temperature range, very high cycle life, IP67 fully sealed design   Australian engineered, rebuildable design, super charging capable BMS, wide operating temperature range, very high cycle life, IP67 fully sealed design   Module made in Japan. Can be used in both off-grid and hybrid setups, modular expansion (up to 2 batteries per inverter). System, cell and cabinet have multiple safety features. Can be used in both off-grid and hybrid setups, capable of a high rate of discharge, easy expansion,  intelligent BMS (Battery Management System), developed in Australia using Kokam cells High cycle life, good power output Low cost, comes in multiple colours, lightweight German made, high quality solar battery storage, plug and play with SMA sunny island, expandable up to 12 modules Can be used in both off-grid and hybrid setups, compact size, modular expansion. Can be used in both off-grid and hybrid setups, compact size, modular expansion. High voltage (more efficient) High voltage (more efficient). Self-managed and infinitely stackable. Rack mountable. Safest Lithium Chemistry, Scalable, Integrated BMS, good cost-per-kWh Safe chemistry (low fire danger compared to lithium ion batteries), high depth-of-discharge, can tolerate temperatures up to 50 degrees C, easily recycleable, Australian owned & developed American made, can be used in both off-grid and hybrid setups, compact size, modular expansion, 10 year warranty, very high cycle life, BMS integrated into each battery Price includes Solax SK-SU5000E inverter, batteries made by LG Price includes Solax SK-SU5000E inverter, batteries made by LG Modular battery with scalability of capacity & charge/discharge power, higher charge & discharge power, Plug and play installation Modular battery with scalability of capacity & charge/discharge power, higher charge & discharge power, Plug and play installation Modular Design, IP65, Expandable Modular Design, IP65, Expandable Cabinets can be stacked in parallel for up to 102 kWh of storage Simple setup for multiple batteries; One-click online firmware update;
Robust BMS provides multi-protection at both cell level and system levell;
Smart hibernation technology to maintain battery state of health;
 
Designed to be retrofitted to existing solar installations, scaleable Made in Germany,  long cycle life, great warranty Advanced safety features minimise fire risk, charges batteries from solar when grid is down, impressive warranty Designed to be retrofitted to existing solar panel installations, scaleable Sleek modular design, IP65, UPS enabled Sleek modular design, IP65, UPS enabled Sleek modular design, IP65, UPS enabled Simple installation, easy to add more batteries to increase storage capacity.  Modular, flexible, outdoor rated design for easy installation. Remote commissioning and troubleshooting with manufacturer support. Advanced auto-recovery controls avoid manual resets. Manufactured in South Australia. VPP-ready EMS  All in one with Samsung batteries. Easy to install. All in one with Samsung batteries. Easy to install. Unique technology, inherently safe battery chemistry Australian owned and developed, Reposit Ready, has backup capability, rugged design for Australian environment, can be expanded to up to 19.2 kWh Fast installation, Reposit ready, has backup capability if grid goes down, LG Chem battery technology inside, all DC and AC protection devices prewired  IP65, Easy to install, Unified inverter and battery design, Off Grid Capable, VPP Ready IP65, Easy to install, Unified inverter and battery design, Off Grid Capable, VPP Ready IP65, Easy to install, Unified inverter and battery design, Off Grid Capable, VPP Ready Inverter and BoS (Balance of System) – IP65 (outdoor rated); Battery Cabinet – IP54 (outdoor rated); Integrated back-up; Integrated DC isolator; Robust design; Expandable storage to size to customer needs; Australian design, Australian company; Monitoring platform and app included; All-in-one design ensures a clean install free from messy cables & conduit; Fast, safe and easy install Made in Germany, 100% DoD, long cycle life TBD Has backup capability if grid goes down, extremely high surge power (8.5kW for 30 minutes), very long lifespan.  Ease of installation through "plug and play", German
designed and manufactured.
Cons Only compatible with SMA inverters, expensive, no warranty document available Heavy, low power output compared to lithium-ion unless many battery stacks are purchased and linked together (increasing overall costs).
 
TBD High power output is limited by solar inverter TBD Supported by limited number of inverters TBD TBD Designed to work only with Delta's E5 inverter, no warranty document available No warranty document available Can only be installed indoors, relatively short warranty compared to other lithium-ion batteries, expensive. 3 Phase only,  Low cycle life Supported by limited number of inverters Battery is warranted to 45ºC ambient  Battery is warranted to 45ºC ambient  Battery is warranted to 45ºC ambient  Battery is warranted to 45ºC ambient  TBD Only 5 year warranty.  Heavy. Question mark over DC-DC roundtrip efficiency (~80%). Requires a maintenance cycle once a week or so that takes the battery offline for a few hours.  Relatively expensive Only compatible with SolaX inverters, cannot connect with SolaX 6.5 batteries Only compatible with SolaX inverters, cannot connect with SolaX 3.3 batteries Only compatible with SolaX inverters Only compatible with SolaX inverters TBD TBD Expensive, compatible with limited range of inverters Only compatible with the Sungrow SH5K hybrid inverter 10 year warranty does not include Command battery inverter Relatively low power output – max 3.3kW Long wait times. Like 6 months long. $550 extra charge to apply the full 10 year warranty to the Powerbox battery inverter TBD TBD TBD Very low power output per battery TBD The system, apart from the batteries, only has a 5 year warranty. The system, apart from the batteries, only has a 5 year warranty. Relatively low cycle life compared to other battery types, heavy Heavy, expensive initial cost, battery performance and DOD is benchmarked against a low temperature (25 deg C) TBD TBD TBD TBD

TBD

Relatively low power output (2.5kW) Heavy

Heavy

Does not provide
backup.
Weight 62kg 118kg per stack 73kg 221kg 181kg 95kg 97kg 125kg 75kg 41kg 176kg 47.5kg 95kg per module 75kg 52kg 97kg 76kg 41kg 27kg per battery 290kg 38 kg (per individual battery module) 25.5kg 44kg 56.6kg 67.5kg 33kg 38kg 97 kg 48kg 140kg 200kg 125kg 95kg 123kg including inverter 188kg including inverter 253kg including inverter 25kg 168kg 239 kg  194 kg 300kg ~260kg 240kg 73kg 111kg 149kg no component >32kg 150kg 235 kg 300 kg 65kg
Power 5kW 0.68kW steady, 1kW peak (stacks with each additional 2.2kWh pack) 4.8kW steady, 12kW peak 10 kW steady 12.8kW 8kW steady, 16kW 3sec peak 5.12kW continuous / 10.24kW peak (10 mins) 7.5kW continuous / 15kW peak (10 mins) 3kW steady 5kW steady, 40kW peak 4kW steady 3kW steady 3.3kW steady, 6.5kW peak 5kW steady, 7kW peak (3 seconds) 4.2kW steady, 4.6kW peak (for 3 seconds) 5kW 3.5kW 3.3kW 2kW continuous per module (stacks with each additional module) 3kW steady, 5kW peak 1.5kW steady (48v version) 0.75kW stead (24v version) 3.2kW 6.5kW 2.5kW 2.5kW 2kW per module 4.5kW per module 7kW steady 3kW 2.5kW-4kW steady, 4kW peak 3.3kW 5kW steady, 7kW peak (10 seconds) 3kW steady 2.8kW nominal output 4.6kW nominal output 4.6kW nominal output 260W per battery (stacks with each additional battery) 5 kW steady, 6kW (30 minutes), 8.5kW (3 seconds). 6.6 kW steady 6.6 kW steady 3kW steady, 5kW peak 5kW steady 4.6kW 5kW Steady, 15.5kW Peak (100ms) 5kW Steady, 15.5kW Peak (100ms) 5kW Steady, 15.5kW Peak (100ms) 5kW 2.5kW 4.6kW  5kW steady, 8.5kW peak 2.5 kW
Dimensions (WHD) 46 cm × 46 cm x 28 cm  33cm x 93 cm x 31cm 60cm x 20cm x 53cm 60cm x 165cm x 33.5cm 65 cm x 80 cm x 55cm 64cm x 45cm x 42cm  45cm x 91cm x 28cm 52cm x 96cm x 30cm 55 cm x 59cm x 20cm 37cm x 23cm x 32cm 57cm x 95cm x 61cm 53cm x 17cm x 70cm 67cm x 53cm x 47cm  45cm x48cm x 23cm 45cm x 65cm x 12cm 74 cm x 91 cm x 20 cm 74 cm x 69 cm x 20 cm 43cm x 88cm x 62cm  44cm x 9cm x 41cm 50cm x 115 cm x 100cm 34 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm 33cm x 44cm x 11cm 58cm x 44cm x 11cm 46.4cm x 19.3cm x 58.8cm 46.4cm x 19.3cm x 58.8cm 41cm x 38cm x 18 cm 41cm x 58cm x 18cm 64 cm x 46 cm x 49 cm 51 cm x 56 cm x 19 cm 38 cm x 23 cm x 26 cm (per Myreserve unit) 67cm x 186cm x 23cm 115 cm x 75 cm x 15cm 60cm x 100cm x 21cm 120cm x 60cm x 25cm 180cm x 60cm x 25cm 240cm x 60cm x 25cm 39cm x 32.5cm x 22cm 110cm x 78cm x 40cm 140 cm x 28 cm x 120 cm 140 cm x 28 cm x 120 cm 60 cm x 140 cm x 40 cm 70cm x 180 cm x 65cm 75cm x 155cm x 41cm 41.4 cm x 137.5 cm x 14.5 cm 82.8 cm x 137.5 cm x 14.5 cm 124.2 cm x 137.5 cm x 14.5 cm 51.6cm x 203.8cm x 20cm 53cm x 112cm x 40cm 75 cm x 157 cm x 36 cm 86cm x 186cm x 36cm 60cm x 69cm x 19cm
Round Trip Efficiency 98% 90% 96% ≥95.3%  ≥95.5% 97% 98% 98% 96% 96% >90% 95% 97% 95% 95% 95% 95% >96% TBC 80% 98% 95% 95% 95% 95% 97% 97% 95% 95% 92% 95% 90% 94% 92% 92% 92% 96% >90% AC->AC 90% 90% 92% 97% 95% 97% 96.5% 96% 90% Typical 95% 94% 96% TBD
Off-grid Capable? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, with Sunny Island Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Capable, but designed for on-grid Yes, with Sunny Island or Struder inverter/charger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes EPS capable with SolaX Power inverters Yes Yes Yes, but only with off-grid products approved by LG Yes, but only with off-grid products approved by LG No No Yes, depending on inverter Yes, depending on inverter Yes Yes TBD TBD Yes TBD Temporary off-grid available Temporary off-grid available Temporary off-grid available No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes, Emergency Power Supply for backup up to 4kW Yes Yes Yes No Backup only Back-Up Capability (Not for Off-Grid) Designed for on-grid use, but grid-backup option available for $899 No
Designed for indoor or outdoor installation? (IP rating) Indoor (IP 50) Indoor (IP 22) Indoor (IP unknown) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 55) Indoor (IP 20) Indoor (IP 21) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 67) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 67) Indoor/outdoor (IP 55) Indoor (IP 21)  Indoor (IP 20) Indoor (IP54) Indoor (IP 21) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 55) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 55) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 55) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 55) Indoor (IP40) Indoor (IP 20) Can be installed indoors, but outdoor installation is recommended (IP 43) Indoor (IP 32) Indoor (IP 20) Indoor (IP 20) IP55 Outdoor IP55 Outdoor Indoor/Outdoor (IP65) Indoor/Outdoor (IP65) Indoor (IP21) Indoor/outdoor (IP 55)  Indoor (IP20) Indoor (IP 30) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 67 for battery and electronics,  IP56 for wiring) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 54) IP65 IP65 IP65 Indoor (IP 20) Indoor/outdoor (IP34) Indoor (IP 54) Indoor (IP 54) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 55) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 54) Indoor/Outdoor (IP54) Indoor/Outdoor (IP65) Indoor/Outdoor (IP65) Indoor/Outdoor (IP65) Inverter and BoS (Balance of System) – IP65; Battery Cabinet – IP54 Indoor (IP 30) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 54) Indoor/Outdoor (IP 54) Indoor (IP33)
Operating temperature range 0°C to 40°C -5°C to 40°C -10°C to 55°C -10°C to 50°C -10 °C to +50°C 0°C to 45°C -5°C to 45°C -5°C to 45°C 0°C to 50°C 0°C to 45°C 5°C to 35°C -20°C to 50°C 0°C to 45°C -10°C to 45°C -10°C to 45°C -10°C to 45°C -10°C to 45°C Charge 0°C to 55°C / Discharge -20°C to 60°C 0°C to 50°C 10°C to 50 °C 0° to 49°C -10°C to 45°C -10°C to 45°C -15°C to 55°C -15°C to 55°C -20°C to 55°C -20°C to 55°C 0°C to 45°C -10°C to 45°C 0°C to 30°C -5°C to 45 °C -20°C to 50°C -10°C to 50°C 0~40 (0.5C) 0~40 (0.5C) 0~40 (0.5C) -20ºC to 45ºC -10ºC to 45ºC -10°C – 45˚C -10°C – 45˚C 1°C to 40°C 0˚C – 45˚C -10°C to 45°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C 0°C-45°C 0°C to 40 °C -10°C to 45°C -20°C to 50°C 5°C to 45°C
Warranty 10 years 5 years full warranty, 3 extra years partial warranty 10 years 60% capacity at 10 years or 31,700 kWh (whichever comes first) 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years – if registered and connected to the E-Cells portal. If not, warranty is 5 years or 4,000 cycles, whichever comes first 5 years if battery purchase is registered with Fronius within 30 days, otherwise 2 years.

7 years and 75% nominal capacity.

(87% after 2 years)

7 years 60% capacity at 10 years or 30,000 kWh throughput whichever comes first 60% capacity at 10 years or 20,000 kWh throughput whichever comes first 10 years or 27,400 kWh, whichever comes first 10 years or 19,600 kWh, whichever comes first 10 years 5 years product warranty Warranted total energy throughput 36.5MWh or a maximum of 10 years, whichever comes first.  10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years 10 years for battery, 5 years for Command unit 10 years or 10,000 cycles, whichever comes first 10 years 10 years 5 years product warranty, 10 years performance warranty 5 years product warranty, 10 years performance warranty 5 years product warranty, 10 years performance warranty 10 years 10 years 5 year full warranty, 10 year battery performance warranty 5 year full warranty, 10 year battery performance warranty 5 years, optional extra 5 year warranty 5 year inverter warranty, 10 year battery warranty 5 year inverter warranty, 10 year battery performance warranty 10 years for battery, 5 years for inverter (extendable) 10 years for battery, 5 years for inverter (extendable) 10 years for battery, 5 years for inverter (extendable) 5 years 10 years 5 year inverter warranty, 10 year battery warranty 10 years 7 years
Warranty Document Supplied? No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes (Cabinet, battery, inverter) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Spec sheet supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes TBD TBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compatible with what hybrid inverter brands? (Non-All In One units only) SMA only

Selectronic, Redback, Solax, Goodwe, Outback, Schneider, Fronius, ABB

Any inverter with voltage control for 45 to 54V operation Goodwe, Victron, Sungrow, Selectronic, Solis SMA, Goodwe, Victron, Sungrow, Selectronic, Solis TBD Any inverter than can handle 48V  Any inverter than can handle 48V  Delta inverters only TBD Fronius only Goodwe and Sungrow TBD SolaX, SunGrow, Redback, Goodwe, Ingeteam, Selectronic SolaX, SunGrow, Redback, Goodwe, Ingeteam, Selectronic SolaX, SunGrow, Redback, Goodwe, Ingeteam, Selectronic, SolarEdge SolaX, SunGrow, Redback, Goodwe, Ingeteam, Selectronic, SolarEdge Any brand that can handle charging self managed lithium ion batteries (Selectronic, Victron, SMA SI, Outback, Schneider, Studer, etc) SolaX, Goodwe, Imeon, Selectronic, Redback, Sungrow Victron, Goodwe, Selectronic, Redback, Telco Any inverter than can handle 48 volt lithium batteries.  (Less powerful 24 volt version also available.) SolaX only SolaX only SolaX only SolaX only SolaX, Sofar, Most CANBUS BMS SolaX, Sofar, Most CANBUS BMS SMA and Selectronic Sungrow TBD N/A TBD Trina's PowerCube battery inverter only N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
AC or DC coupled? (All In One systems only) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DC DC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DC coupled AC coupled or DC Coupled with 3-phase hybrid variant AC coupled AC coupled AC/DC/Hybrid coupling available AC/DC/Hybrid coupling available AC/DC/Hybrid coupling available AC coupled AC coupled DC coupled DC coupled TBD AC coupled DC Coupled, can turn to AC Coupled using Reposit DC Coupled or AC Coupled DC Coupled or AC Coupled DC Coupled or AC Coupled DC coupled
and AC coupled
AC coupled DC coupled (Primary) AC coupled (Optional) AC coupled AC coupled
Total warranted kWh (1 cycle per day) 18,067

4,015 (based on 5 yr warranty)

12,957 60% capacity at 10 years or 31,700 kWh (whichever comes first) 43,400 19,710 38,033  49,275 12,600 16,060 

17,520

11,994 13,797 24,300 16,100 27,400 19,600 9636 5,518 36,500 11,177 9,600 19,200 14,782 20,695 6,570 14,782 25,000 TBD TBD 49,275 37,800 (assuming most people will want to use 'other applications' such as off peak charging and Reposit) 22,450  10,037 20,075 30,112 4,161 38,400 34,300 22,600 14,965

21,024

40,000 14,782 29,565 45,625 Depending on battery type and manufacturer 36,500

TBD

35,989 14,946
Cost per Total warranted kWh (1 cycle per day) $0.66 (+ inverter cost) $0.55 (+ inverter cost) $0.36 (+ inverter cost) $0.24 (+ inverter cost) $0.22 (+ inverter cost) $0.39 (+ inverter cost) $0.24 (+ inverter cost) $0.20 (+ inverter cost) $0.52 (+ inverter cost) $0.51 (+ inverter cost) $0.89 (+ inverter cost) $0.30 (+ inverter cost) $0.67 (+ inverter cost) $0.31 (+ inverter cost) $0.36 (+ inverter cost) $0.48 + inverter cost (or $0.11 without backup or $0.15 with backup through AGL’s SA VPP Program) $0.58 (+ inverter cost) $0.37 (+ inverter cost) $0.37 (+ inverter cost) $0.35 (+ inverter cost) $0.42 (+ inverter cost) $0.56 (+ inverter cost) $0.36 (+ inverter cost) $0.19 (+ inverter cost)  $0.19 (+ inverter cost)  $0.26 (+ inverter cost) $0.28 (+ inverter cost) $0.40 (+ inverter cost) TBD TBD $0.34 $0.32 (+ inverter cost) $0.31 (+ inverter cost) $0.90 $0.70 $0.57 $0.48 $0.46 $0.74 $1.07 $0.74 $0.98 $0.30 $0.48 $0.38 $0.32 TBD $0.42 TBD $0.72 $0.50

We plan to update this table frequently as more business and home energy storage systems become available, and specs and prices of existing solar batteries change.

Please note that system pricing is our best estimate of retail prices incl GST, unless specifically noted otherwise. But it is only an estimated cost.

Please read this if you are not 100% certain what a kWh is, or the difference between a kW (kilowatt) and a kWh (kilowatt-hour): What does kWh stand for?. It’s important to be clear on this.

Usable Storage Capacity (kWh)

The energy stored in a solar battery system that can actually be used. In most cases this is less than the nominal storage capacity figure provided.

For example, the Enphase AC battery has a total storage capacity of 1.2kWh. But as only 95% of that stored energy can be discharged (aka a 95% Depth Of Discharge) they battery’s usable capacity is really 1.1kWh.

Battery Power (kW)

A solar battery’s power is how fast it can be charged or discharged.

For example, an Enphase AC battery is a low power battery system (also known as an ‘energy’ battery) because it takes 4 hours and 23 minutes to discharge all its usable energy, while the BMZ ESS is a high power battery because it can discharge all its usable energy in under 40 minutes.

A high power home battery system isn’t necessarily more desirable than a low power battery – your household’s unique energy usage needs will determine how much power you will require from a solar battery and the best energy storage solution for you.

All In One Unit

This means the system includes batteries, a battery management system (BMS) and an inverter. The Sunverge SIS is one example of an all-in-one home energy storage system.

If a battery management system and/or inverter have to be purchased separately, this will add to the total cost of the system.

Warranty Document Supplied?

Links to a warranty document if it is available. Don’t buy a solar battery system until you have read the latest version of its warranty document sourced direct from the supplier. They change often and we can’t guarantee the linked version we provide above is the latest.

Total Warranted kWh (1 Cycle Per Day)

If you only discharge the battery once per day (most likely for larger solar batteries in residential situations) then the warranty period may expire well before the warranted kWh are all used up.

The number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) a home battery system can discharge per day is multiplied by the number of days in the warranty period in order to generate the figures for this row.

Cost Per Warranted kWh (1 Cycle Per Day)

This is the solar battery price (excluding installation) divided by ‘Warranted kWh (1 cycle per day)’. If you discharge the battery approximately once per day, this number indicates what energy storage system may be the most cost effective in your circumstances.

A Note On Battery Warranties

Some solar batteries in the table have different warranties for components within the unit. For example, some “all in one” battery storage systems warrant the batteries for 10 years but the internal inverter only has a warranty of 5 years.

We use the ‘weakest link’ warranted figure (so in the above example, 5 years instead of 10 years) when calculating the cost per warranted kWh.

Disclaimer:Although we try really hard to review the information in this comparison table up to date and accurate (and we update it regularly), mistakes could have been made and prices and other figures/specifications can go out of date quickly. Check with battery manufacturers before making any solar storage purchase decisions based on information provided in this table.

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