Enphase Energy solar batteries reviews

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About Enphase Energy, Solar Batteries

Enphase Energy solar batteries review

Enphase is probably best known for its microinverters - it's the world leader in this regard - but it also manufactures solar batteries.

Enphase was founded in California in 2006 and produced its first microinverter system in 2008. The company has had its ups and downs, but since late 2017 Enphase hasn't really looked back. As at late February 2020, it had a market capitalisation of  USD $6.39 billion. 

Enphase AC Battery

Enphase's first contribution to the home energy storage arena was the Enphase AC Battery, which has been around since 2016 - quite a long time when it comes to next generation storage systems. Australia was the first market where the AC Battery was available.

It's an AC coupled all-in-one modular system using lithium iron phosphate chemistry cells from A123 Systems. It isn't off-grid capable and as far as home energy storage goes, the AC Battery is tiny both in terms of size, power and capacity - it has a usable capacity of just 1.2kWh and a power output of only 260W. However, as a modular system, extra units can be installed to beef up capacity and power. 

The AC Battery has warranty of 10 years or 7,300 fully discharged cycles, whichever comes first. The capacity retention warranty is based on time in service or throughput and average battery internal temperature.

Pricing compares well against systems such as Powerwall when using multiple modules, but there are cheaper systems available if you're looking for a significant amount of storage capacity. You can see how the Enphase AC battery stacks up against other home solar energy storage solutions on price and features using our solar battery comparison table.

Enphase Encharge

Also on the horizon for Australia is the Enphase Encharge 10 system, a new all-in-one AC-coupled storage system comprised of three base Encharge 3 storage units (3.36kWh each) with a total usable energy capacity of 10.08kWh. It features twelve embedded grid-forming microinverters with 3.84kW power rating, enabling backup and off-grid operation. Like the AC Battery, Encharge 3 will have a 10-year warranty. Unlike the AC Battery, Encharge will be able to be installed outdoors.

We won't be the first cab off the rank for the Encharge system - it's expected be available in Australia after release in the USA.

If you're an Australian owner of an Enphase battery system, we'd love to hear your views on how it's going - submit your rating and review.

Enphase Energy Solar Battery Reviews

Bought From: Ultimate Solar Solutions Pty Ltd Show additional information
Looks good and compact on the wall.
Bought From: Clean Energy Solutions
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Bought From: Solaworx Show additional information
Batteries seem to be charging as expected. Can be charged to 100% overnight if energy if cheaper. Can add extra batteries.
Bought From: Ulladulla Solar
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Save ~$3-4/day over winter (maximum consumption)
Another 5kW would only save another $1/d
Bought From: Green Wave Solar Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Brightworks Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Hielscher Electrical and Communications Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Hunter Solar Solutions Show additional information
I need more batteries as we unexpectedly drain the 10KWH batteries down overnight to 30% then draw from the grid. I though 10KWH would be sufficient for our needs but no, I need another 10KWH to make a total battery capacity of 20 KWH support our usage overnight without drawing from the grid.
Bought From: Clean Earth Solar
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Bought From: Huglo Solar ACT Show additional information
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre NSW Show additional information
I absolutely love my new battery. I log into the enphase app on my computer at least 3 times each day to see how it is performing. I cheer when the battery reaches 100% charge because I know that all the power we will use that night will be free.I have a new awareness of what lights and appliances are on. I keep turning things off and that annoys the hell out of my poor wife!

I am very impressed by the Solar Quotes website. It contains lots of information written in plain English. I learnt a lot and that gave me the incentive to install a battery. My wife and I are aged pensioners with limited money and that's why I didn't install a battery earlier. I have my fingers crossed that our electricity bills will be much reduced from now on.

I thank Solar Quotes for advising us of suitable high quality installers. This added to my incentive to go ahead and get a battery. I have told others about Solar Quotes.
Bought From: 1KOMMA5Sydney Z1 BR (Solaray Energy)
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Bought From: Online Air and Solar Show additional information
Bought From: Hunter Solar Solutions Show additional information
The batteries were part of the existing system bought about 7 years ago. (Just 2kw)

There were reporting / charging issues with the batteries that were coincidental with the install but not related to the install. Now resolved by Ehphase.
Bought From: Traeger Solar Residential
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Enphase IQ Battery 5P (5kWh) 1123 X 2
Bought From: Advanced Energy Management VIC
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