Solar Power Storage Batteries
Batteries give you energy independence
Whether you're connected to the grid or not, store your surplus solar energy to keep your lights on during grid blackouts or when the sun isn't shining. A large portion of our electricity usage is at night - just think of the heater in winter or the airconditioner in summer! Then there are the appliances that run 24/7 such as fridge, freezer, pool or spa. Adding a battery to your home enables you to use more of what you produce, saving you on your electricity bill and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
Choose a hybrid inverter to future-proof your system
Batteries are a long-term investment, and maybe you're not quite ready. You can keep your options open by installing a hybrid inverter that's ready to have batteries connected in the future, or choose a modular option, such as Redback Technologies, Sonnen or Alpha-ESS, that allows you to start with a small battery of even 2.4kWh with the option to expand your storage down the track.
Do you experience prolonged black-outs?
When the grid goes down, you may think that having a solar storage battery will save you from the inconvenience of losing power. This is true - up to a point.
In the instance of a black out, your system will continue to operate as usual, until you totally deplete your storage battery. At that point, your system will stop functioning - you won't even be able to use electricity directly from your solar panels while it's being generated during the day. This is a technical issue where the system requires external power (from the grid) to restart after the battery has been completely drained and shut down.
"Black Start" is a functionality that eliminates this problem.
Having Black Start capability means that your system can restart itself after being completely drained, while the grid is still down. If you drain the battery overnight, for instance, as soon as the sun rises again, you will be generating and using your solar power (and storing any excess!) as usual.
Two of the brands we recommend - Redback Technologies and Sonnen - both provide Black Start functionality and are the options we recommend for those who experience prolonged blackouts.
We stock the best quality and best value solar storage brands
Tesla, Redback Technologies, Sonnen and Alpha-ESS batteries
At Grow Energy, we have a wide range of batteries to suit your needs whether you need a product for inside or outside, single phase or 3 phase. We can offer you a complete system, connect to your current inverter, or expand your current storage capacity. Have a look at our range below.
Redback Smart Hybrid Battery System
The single phase Smart Hybrid System combines a 5kW solar inverter and modular battery storage up to 11.8kWh.
The modern and sleek design is ideal for single-phase homes that have two-four bedrooms, a regular size air-conditioning system, and power regular home appliances. For example a fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, TV, computer etc.
If you have a three-phase house and require greater battery storage capacity, you may want to check out our Smart 3-Phase Hybrid System.
- Designed, Tested and Supported in Australia
- Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
- All-in-one system design
- Black Start capability
- Expandable storage
Get a Redback Technologies Hybrid Inverter and Battery installed with the $4,174 Solar Victoria Battery Rebate!
- Redback 5kW Hybrid Inverter $3,290
- Redback Battery Enclosure $880
- Battery capacity, any combination of 2.4 kWh or 3.5 kWh Pylontech batteries (see below)
- Installation & Inspection $1,700
- SUBTRACT Solar Victoria Battery Rebate - $4,174
- Access additional Federal STC Incentive if you're also installing solar panels.
Terms & conditions apply, come and see us in our showroom to discuss.
Flexible storage capacity with Redback & Pylontech
Get the amount of storage that's right for you by combining 2.4kWh and 3.5kWh Pylontech batteries with your Redback Inverter. Not sure how much storage you need? Talk to us about your usage and we'll help you figure it out.
- Pylontech 'US2000' 2.4 kWh Battery (48V/50AH) = $1,500 each
- Pylontech 'US3000' 3.5 kWh Battery (48V/74AH) = $2,100 each
These Pylontech lithium batteries are ideal for residential storage applications, each with:
- Up to 90% usable capacity
- 6,000 cycle life
- 10 year manufacturer warranty
- Are the batteries used with Redback Battery Systems!
Pylontech 'US2000' 2.4 kWh Battery
Pylontech 'US3000' 3.5 kWh Battery
Tesla Powerwall 2
A Powerwall system consists of at least one Powerwall battery and a Backup Gateway.
The Backup Gateway provides energy management, metering and monitoring functions for Powerwall. It controls connection to the grid, safely disconnecting your home and starting backup operation during an outage. The Backup Gateway also includes communication functions for up to 10 Powerwall units, and receives over-the-air updates for the system.
Powerwall is a rechargeable home battery system that stores energy from solar or from the grid and makes it available on demand. It can power your home during the night, or back up your home in the event of a power outage. With its built-in battery inverter, Powerwall is compact and easy to integrate into your home.
Grow Energy is certified to sell the Powerwall 2 with Gateway. Give us a call to talk specifics.
9.53 kWh Battery
The sonnenBatterie is a complete system - ready for connection. This means that inside of every sonnenBatterie you'll find not only the extremely durable battery modules but also an inverter, an intelligent energy manager, measurement technology and the software to operate it all smoothly. All in one handy box. In contrast to most other battery systems in the market, the sonnenBatterie components are build into a single high-quality casing and perfectly attuned to each other - thereby ensuring a very high longevity and maximum quality with a small footprint.
Locally made here in Australia. Sonnen is proud to have our pioneering sonnenBatterie hybrid 9.53 certified Australian Made in Elizabeth, South Australia.
Never worry about the lights going out.
Solar power generation does not have to go to waste. When the grid goes down – with Black Start function, you can rest assured knowing that during the blackout, the sonnenBatterie hybrid 9.53 can restart itself after a full shut down, and utilise the energy from the directly connected solar system, to ensure you have continuous backup energy supply. Meaning you can use your essential appliances without interruption during times of extended blackouts**.
** The ability of the sonnenProtect to power essential loads is dictated by the battery capacity, SOC and availability of Solar PV production.
AlphaESS is one of the leading energy storage solution and service providers in the globe. The company specializes in the residential and commercial market, aiming to deliver the most cost-effective and fit-for-purpose solutions. AlphaESS only uses the safest and most reliable LiFePO4 batteries and provides lifelong access to their AlphaCloud Platform for system monitoring and control.
The SMILE5 is a 5kW Inverter with a modular battery layout that enables you to customise your storage capacity with up to 6 of any of AlphaESS batteries which have an individual capacity of either 2.9kWh, 5.7kWh, 10,1kWh, or 13.3kWh
- Modular battery with
- Intelligent control
- Long lifespan
- Elegant design
Get a better deal on your FIT with AlphaESS
The SMILE5 is eligible to receive Discover Energy's Virtual Power Plant (VPP) feed-in-tariff (FIT) offer!
Sign up with Discover Energy (in addition to your electricity provider) to enable Discover Energy to manage your storage battery's interface with the electricity grid.
- A FIT of 20c per kWh for the first 300kWh you export back to the grid (compared to the usual 6-12c per kWh offered by Victorian energy retailers)
- During times when there is excess energy in the grid, recharge your battery from the grid at no cost to you
- Monitor everything via the Discover Energy Insight app