Alpha-ESS solar batteries reviews

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About Alpha-ESS, Solar Batteries

Alpha-ESS solar batteries review

Energy storage manufacturer Alpha ESS was established in 2012. A Chinese company, it has offices in Australia, the UK, Germany and Italy.

In Australia, the main Alpha-ESS product line is the Storion SMILE. This is an all-in-one unit, meaning the system includes batteries, a battery management system (BMS) and an inverter.

The battery modules used in the Storion SMILE are lithium iron phosphate chemistry; widely considered the safest type of lithium ion battery technology.  Alpha-ESS sources battery modules from another Chinese company, EVE, which has been in the battery business since 2001. 

The Storion SMILE range is available in various capacities and AC/DC/Hybrid coupling options are available. This unit does have blackout protection capabilities. As for power output, that varies with the model - for example, the 5.5kWh model has 2.8kW nominal output, while the 16.5kWh is 4.6kW. 

Alpha ESS Warranty

The warranty for Alpha ESS solar batteries guarantees a minimum of 80% of their original capacity after 10 years, assuming the system is connected to the internet and is only used for self-consumption. If the system is not internet connected, the warranty plummets to three years. 

If the system is used for puposes other than self-consumption, assumed to include use as part of a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), the warranty will expire earlier - when total energy of 2.92MWh per kWh of usable capacity has been dispatched from the battery.

For a deeper dive into Alpha ESS, check out Ronald's review (just bear in mind it was written a while back and some information may no longer be current) or view further specifications here.

We haven't heard a lot of how these batteries are doing in real-world conditions in Australia, so if you're an Alpha-ESS battery owner we'd really appreciate you adding your review by clicking the button towards the top of this page.

Alpha-ESS Solar Battery Reviews

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Just installed but everything seems to be A-OK
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It charges quickly and at 10.6 kw seems the right size. Low profile and includes the inverter
Bought From: Essential Solar
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Has been installed for 6 months with no problems.
Bought From: Aussie Farmers Group SA
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All products work perfectly with each other. Solar batteries installed by Solar Service Group. Installed 4/7/19. Price was very competitive, they applied government rebate and paid the balance. Paid $5980 for supply and install Solar battery that also includes 5 yr monitor and maintenance plan. Bought the Goanna 2.9KWh battery K29
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