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List of solar battery companies in Australia

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In this report, Canstar Blue looks at which solar battery brands are available in the Australian market.

Solar energy is a rapidly expanding industry and thanks to innovative leaps in battery storage technology in recent years, it’s now more viable than ever. For those who aren’t yet in the loop, a solar battery is essentially just that – a battery that stores power generated by your solar panels. In the past, solar energy that was not immediately used by your household would be exported to the grid in exchange for a solar feed-in tariff. But now, homes that have a battery installed can store this energy for their own use later on.

If you’re thinking of adding a battery to your solar system, take a look at our list of some of the solar battery companies and products available in Australia. For a closer look at each brand, click on the links below.

Keep in mind that while this is an extensive list of battery retailers, there may be others available in Australia. Always consult your solar provider for more details.

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AlphaESS

AlphaESS Smile B3 Plus Solar Battery 2022

AlphaESS is a global solar battery retailer. Its current series, SMILE, gives customers a choice of solar battery storage ranging from three kilowatts (kW) to 20kW in size. According to the AlphaESS website, its bestseller is the SMILE5 series system (pictured right), which is available for DC, AC or hybrid-coupling connections. 

The SMILE5 is also said to be Virtual Power Plant (VPP) compatible with additional battery module options available, depending on storage size requirements. Additionally, AlphaESS offers smart monitoring for its systems through its AlphaCloud. 

BYD

BYD offers its modular battery box solar storage design to households in Australia. With BYD’s Premium LVS battery box range, households have the capacity to generate up to 256 kilowatt hours (kWh), when 16 battery stands are integrated together parallel. BYD’s batteries also come with back-up and off-grid power capabilities and system monitoring can be accessed through the Be Connect app.

Enphase IQ Battery 3

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy offers Australian homeowners modular solar battery models through its latest Enphase IQ Battery series (pictured right). The Enphase IQ Battery operates with a low-voltage DC and is compatible with modular design if more batteries are needed at a later date. System monitoring is also available via the Enphase app.  

GoodWe

Popular solar inverter manufacturer GoodWe, offers solar batteries in Australia. With its Lynx Home U Series, households have access to a modular battery system with a ‘plug and play’ design that it claims allows for easy installation. It also has remote diagnosis and upgrading available. 

Battery sizes for the Lynx Home U Series include 5.4kWh, 10.8kWh, 16.2kWh, 21.6kWh, 27kWh and 32.4kWh. 

Growatt ARK Solar Battery 2022

Growatt

Growatt is another solar company to enter the solar battery scene in Australia. With its ARK series, households have access to a stackable, modular battery system. In its ARK LV series (pictured right), sizing ranges from as little as 2.56kWh to as large as 25.6kWh. The ARK series also comes with flexible energy options, with single-phase, three-phase, AC or hybrid connections available. 

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Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Huawei

Tech giant Huawei, has also dabbled in the solar market in Australia, most notably with its Luna series. The Luna range offers a modular battery system, with sizes scaling from as low as 5kWh to as much as 30kWh. Huawei also offers system monitoring through its FusionSolar app. 

Jinko Solar

Known more broadly for its solar panel products, Jinko Solar has now stepped into the solar battery market in Australia as well. Its current series SUNTANK, offers a modular design and sizing starts at 2.56kWh storage but can be extended to up to 25.6kWh total storage. Jinko Solar’s SUNTANK energy storage system also comes with a 10-year product warranty.

LG Chem

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LG Chem is the chemical battery division of global giant LG. It’s been in the solar battery market for a while and offers Australians a number of battery models through its RESU range (pictured right). This range comes with varying storage capacities, from 6.5kWh to 16kWh, depending on the model chosen. The RESU series batteries from LG Chem also come with back-up power capabilities.

Please note, that between 2021 and 2023 LG Energy Solution Australia recalled some ESS Home Batteries bearing RESU serial numbers due to the risk of overheating. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advised consumers to check whether their solar storage system contains a recalled battery and, if so, to switch off the battery immediately. You can find more information on the recall and how to identify the affected batteries on the LG Energy Solution Australia site.

Qcells

Qcells offers an integrated solar inverter and battery solution to Australians with its Q.HOME CORE series. These batteries offer storage capacities of 6.8kWh, 13.7kWh or 20.5kWH, depending on the model chosen. Qcells’ Q.HOME CORE series comes in two variations – its Q.HOME CORE A5 and its Q.HOME CORE H5. The former is claimed to be best suited for existing solar installations, while the latter is claimed to better suit new solar installations at the home. 

Redback Technologies

Redback Technologies offers Australians a range of solar battery and inverter products, depending on their stage in the solar journey. For households just starting out, there’s Redback’s Smart Hybrid System, which offers an ‘all-in-one’ inverter and battery solution with 4.8kWh to 28.4kWh expandable capacity. While for those just looking to add a battery system in, the solar battery company has Redback’s Smart Battery System, with 7.2kWh, 9.6kWh or 14.2kWh battery storage available. 

RedEarth Energy Storage

RedEarth Energy Storage has a range of on- and off-grid solar battery solutions for households in Australia. Its main residential ranges include the on-grid SunRise range, the off-grid HoneyBadger series and its hybrid range the DropBear. Its batteries also come with monitoring and support options and 10 years warranty. 

SENEC

SENEC is another solar battery brand on the scene in Australia. With its SENEC.Home series, SENEC offers battery models with storage capacities of 4.5kWh or 9kWh on an extendable 20-year warranty. Monitoring is also available through the SENEC.App and extended storage capacity may be available to eligible households through the innovative SENEC.Cloud – a virtual solar storage system. The SENEC.Cloud was also awarded Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Award for Energy in 2023. 

SolarEdge Battery

SolarEdge

SolarEdge has also lent itself to the solar battery market in Australia. Its latest series is the SolarEdge Home Battery (pictured right), which comes with 10 years warranty and has the capacity to be stacked with additional modules for extra storage. Some models may also be eligible for back-up power capabilities when paired with the SolarEdge Home Hub Inverter – Three Phase and the SolarEdge Home Backup Interface. 

SolaX Power

SolaX is another solar battery company that offers products to Australian households. Its most common model available is its Triple Power Series, which offers a battery capacity of 4.5kWh, 5.8kWh and 6.3kWh, depending on the model. The Triple Power Series is compatible with modular design, allowing additional batteries to be added for more storage as required. 

Soltaro

Soltaro offers solar batteries to Australian households through its Soltaro AIO2 range. Like most products on offer, the Soltaro AIO2 also comes with back-up power capabilities and modular design. Its sizing sits at 5kWh or 10kWh expandable, up to 30kWh, with local and remote monitoring available. The Soltaro AIO2 can also be AC or DC coupled, depending on your system.  

sonnen

Sonnen is another contender in the Australia solar market. The solar battery manufacturer offers models under its sonnenBatterie Evo range (pictured right) , which is a fully integrated AC coupled solar battery storage. This model can be installed both indoors or outdoors in Australia and comes with a usable capacity of 10kWh.  

In addition to offering a solar battery product, sonnen also offers optional access to its VPP or electricity plan to eligible households. 

Sungrow

Sungrow also offers solar batteries in Australia with its SBR Battery series. This series comes with extendable solar storage capacities of between 6.4kWh to 25.6kWh and is claimed to have a ‘plug and play’ set-up model, which means no cables are needed between battery models. 

Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery

Tesla

One of the leading solar battery companies in Australia is Tesla, with its standout product, the Tesla Powerwall 2 (pictured right). The Tesla Powerwall 2 has a capacity of 14kWh and a life expectancy of 15 years. It also comes with a 10-year performance warranty. Most Australian solar retailers offer the Powerwall 2 for installation and it is often considered one of the best solar batteries in the market

Zenaji

Australian company Zenaji has a few solar battery products available, but the most notable is its Aeon Battery. While a smaller battery than most, with just 1.93kWh storage, this battery does come with back-up power capabilities and is often considered one of the cheapest solar batteries in the market. The Zenaji Aeon Battery also comes with a 20-year or 22,000 cycle warranty – whichever comes first.

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Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley was a content producer at Canstar Blue for three years until 2024, most recently as an Energy Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

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