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.

Sungrow Solar Battery Reviews

Bought From: Global Solar Solutions Show additional information
Bought From: Essential Energy Solutions QLD Show additional information
Working great and very great to see how much power we use off the grid.
Bought From: GEMEnergy Brisbane
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Bought From: GI Energy Melbourne Show additional information
We generally run on battery all night even with an air conditioner on, provided the battery is at about 70%. Very happy
Bought From: GemEnergy Darwin
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It's only a week in but it all seems to be going as expected. Each night the battery drops to about 40% and quickly recharges once the sun rises. This means we have drawn little or no power from the grid since installation. The reason for installing batteries was to eliminate the need for other forms of stand by power when we have blackouts. We are on tank water and need power to run the pump and keep fridges and freezers operating.
Bought From: GEMEnergy QLD
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Super Happy - new generation Sungrow home battery

GI Energy designed an awesome system for us using Sungrow 3 phase Inverter and new Hybrid SBR battery. Super happy with Sungrow SBR battery system. You add 3.2KW modules for what you need, up to 25.5KW in a full stack and max of 3 stacks per inverter. Great price too, around 15K for the a full 25.6KW stack or less than 2K if you add modules individually. GI also put in an Auxiliary Contact with the SBR battery so it backs up all our home circuits in a black out, not just a select few like most system designs. Sungrow SBR Hybrid battery module is cheaper, with more capacity and able to do everything we needed with a solid 10 year minimum capacity guarantee. Fully recommend GI Energy for system design and the Sungrow SBR Battery. 100%!
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Bought From: Springers Solar Show additional information
Not sure about 100% DOD. Like LIFePo4 chemistry. I have had 6 years experience with this chemistry on a large boat and they have had no problems but never discharges to 100% DOD.
Bought From: GEMEnergy QLD
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Bought From: SAE Group Brisbane East Show additional information
9.6kwh total capacity
Bought From: Green Energy Technologies Mackay
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Bought From: Your Green Planet Show additional information
looks good and does a great job.
Bought From: Red Earth Energy Storage Limited
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