Posts from category: Battery Storage


Battery Storage and Emergency Power Supply

Based on recent feedback it is clear that customers are being misled by other companies about battery storage and emergency power supply. Emergency power supply or EPS is not designed to run your entire house during a power outage, in fact, systems are not capable of...

Sungrow releases new Battery Storage offering

Sungrow, manufacturer of the popular crystal series of solar inverters, have entered the battery storage market with the new PowCube 4.8 which features 4.8kW of storage per unit and up to 3 units can be installed increasing the total available storage to 14.4kW. The...

Battery Storage – what is EPS and do I need it?

Battery Storage is definitely a hot topic at the moment, almost every customer we talk to from our office on the Sunshine Coast is thinking about battery storage either for a solar power system they already have or are as part of a system they will be buying shortly....

Tesla Powerwall 2

Last weekend Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new solar roof and Powerwall 2 battery. I am yet to be convinced about the viability of the solar roof in Australia however the Powerwall 2 is certainly a game changer. Anyone that has recently purchased the original...

LG Chem announce new lithium-ion battery range

LG Chem have announced that their new range of low and high voltage lithium-ion batteries will be available in Australia in Q3 2016. The new low voltage range expands on the success of the LG Chem RESU 6.4EX and offer high flexibility and a wide range of compatible...

sonnenbatterie Eco 8 vs Tesla powerwall

The new sonnenbatterie Eco 8 battery storage solution arrives in Australia in Q4 2016 and we compare this German made battery with the much hyped Tesla Powerwall Number of battery units in operation: sonnen announced in February 2016 that they had shipped 10,000 units...

GE buys stake in sonnen GMBH

GE Ventures, an offshoot of the giant energy services company GE, has announced it has bought a stake in German battery storage developer Sonnen GmbH, in yet another example of an energy major pushing into the solar plus storage market. GE ventures is paying a “mid...

Lithium Ion batteries compared

The media hype around the introduction of the Tesla powerwall battery has definitely sparked consumer interest in battery storage however is the Tesla Powerwall the right solution for you? Or are there other solutions available which might suit your needs better? In...

Introducing the Bosch BPT-S 5 Hybrid

The Bosch hybrid is an intelligent all in one energy storage solution. Containing high performance lithium ion batteries with an expected life of 20 years (7,000 charge and discharge cycles) the Bosch BPT-S 5 hybrid solutions sets the standard in battery storage...

Hybrid Solar Systems

With an average of 250 days of sunshine a year, it makes perfect sense for Australians to start taking advantage of free energy from the sun.  While many are familiar with traditional solar technologies, few understand the benefits of hybrid solar systems. Like a...