Sungrow solar batteries reviews

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About Sungrow, Solar Batteries

Sungrow solar batteries review

China's Sungrow is probably best known for its inverters - but it also manufactures solar batteries.

Sungrow was founded in 1997 by Professor Renxian Cao, who was previously a teacher at the Hefei University of Technology. Since its humble beginnings the company has grown into one of the world's largest manufacturers of inverters. In more recent years, it has turned its attention to energy storage.

Sungrow produces batteries ranging in capacity from 4.8 kWh to thumping great utility scale energy storage solutions; not that Australian home owners will have any use for the latter. Still, it shows the company is serious about storage rather than just dabbling.

For residential applications, the main product sold in Australia at this time is the SunGrow SBP4K8 (PowCube), which features prismatic cells manufactured by Samsung. Sungrow says the PowCube's robust BMS (battery management system) provides multi-protection at both the cell level and system level. 

PowCube Disadvantages

Something to note is this battery system is only compatible with Sungrow hybrid inverters - but these provide off-grid capabilities.

Multiple PowCubes can be installed and the system features what Sungrow calls “smart hibernation” technology to maintain battery state of health. However, being such a small battery in terms of capacity (4.56kW usable) and power (3kW), the cost per warranted kilowatt-hour works out to be higher than many of its larger and better known competitors.

Sungrow Battery Warranty

The performance guarantee offered is ten years from the installation date or at least 70% of the initial battery’s nominal capacity at 4,000 cycles - whichever comes first. While headquartered in China, Sungrow has had a local office in Sydney since 2012, so hopefully any warranty issues that occur can be dealt with rapidly and locally.

The Sungrow battery is listed on our comparison table. We don't have a lot more information about it  in terms of real-world performance other than what's on there - so hopefully Australians who have been running the system will provide some feedback on how it is performing.

Australian Sungrow battery system owners can share their views on the system with others by submitting a rating and review.

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