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Batteries

Off-Grid Energy Australia uses a range of battery technologies from leading Australian and International suppliers – that are designed specially for home battery storage applications. The right battery technology for you will depend on your situations and requirements. Batteries must be carefully sized and cared for to ensure a long system life and worthwhile investment. 

Scroll down for information on lithium-ion, sealed gel, flooded lead acid, flow, and saltwater battery technologies.

Please see our Hybrid Systems and Off-Grid Systems pages for system pricing and further details.

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Lithium-ion

Lithium-ion has a number of advantages for hybrid storage applications in particular. The highest quality lithium-ion batteries need to be used to ensure absolute safety and reliability. These batteries have a higher energy density (lighter & smaller than lead acid batteries), and have the ability to regularly deeply discharge. Reputable lithium-ion batteries would be expected to last +15 years provided they have a good battery management system and remain at a good temperature. The batteries are relatively new to large stationary applications (such as home storage) and no applicable Australian Standards have been developed yet. Their high cost and low autonomy (the ‘fat’ needed at times of low energy input or increased demand) means that they are still not ideal for off-grid applications.

The range of lithium battery options on the market is huge – a selection of these can be found on the Battery Finder.

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The BMZ ESS 7.0 integrates high performance lithium-ion (NMC) cells with an advanced battery management system (BMS) specifically for home energy storage – carefully matched to function with SMA platform systems. The BMZ ESS 7.0 stands out from other lithium-ion options thanks to its high power output, with a single battery capable of supporting a massive 8kW inverter and most homes.

Download the BMZ ESS 7.0 brochure

LG Chem have developed a range of high quality lithium-ion battery packs for stationary applications. These include their RESU6.5, RESU10, RESU10H self contained storage units, with integrated BMS compatible with a number of leading inverter brands.

Download the LG Chem RESU brochure

Sealed Gel

A proven battery chemistry in off grid storage applications, VRLA battery banks are sealed and maintenance-free, have superior charge current handling, lower installation cost, and high recharge efficiency. Using a reputable brand, correct sizing, suitable housing, and appropriate battery management, VRLA battery banks have shown to last 15-20 years. The high autonomy (back up storage needed at times of low energy input or increased demand) of the VRLA batteries still makes them the ideal solution for off-grid applications. 

 

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BATTERY ENERGY

The Sonnenschein A602 and Solar Block range of German manufactured sealed gel VRLA batteries are a proven choice for stationary power systems world wide.

Download Sonnenschein A602 brochure

The BAE PVV range of VRLA batteries.

Download the BAE PVV Range brochure

The Battery Energy Australia SUNGEL range of VRLA batteries are well suited to the harsh Australian conditions – extremely durable, safe and maintenance free. They have been developed specifically for Australian stationary power systems in conjunction with the CSIRO.

Download Battery Energy Sungel brochure

Flooded Lead Acid Batteries (‘Wet-Cells’)

Flooded Lead Acid Batteries are a lower initial cost proven performer in standalone applications that are properly sized and regularly maintained by experienced persons. Wet cells need regular maintenance in the form of checking the electrolyte level, adding distilled water to prevent drying out, regular cell top surface cleaning, and regular boost charging to overcome acid stratification. Under Australian regulations wet-cells must also be segregated from all other equipment, requiring their own storage enclosure to meet strict safety guidelines. 

 

 

EXIDE TECH

The Energystore battery from Exide Technologies has a proven track record in Australian RAPS. It has been performing in remote and harsh areas of Australia for over 10 years.

Download the GNB Energystore Brochure

Other Battery Technologies

 

New batteries are coming onto the market almost weekly, so keeping track of them all can be tricky. To check out an updated list on battery products, check out the Battery Finder.

 

 

FLOW

SALTWATER

The ZCell from Redflow is an innovative flow battery that can deliver 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of stored energy each day, harvesting energy from your solar panels or lower-cost off-peak power, for use when you need it.

Download the Redflow ZCell Brochure

The Aquion Aspen is a saltwater (Aqueous Hybrid Ion) battery.

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On-Grid Systems

On Grid Battery Storage Systems, also sometimes referred to as Hybrid Battery Systems are a great option if you already have a grid connection but are looking for greater energy independence

Choosing the right battery storage system

Which System Is Right For Me?

There are so many options out there for on grid, and off grid storage systems. The right system for you will depend on your energy situation, your location, and what you want to achieve from battery storage.

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Off-Grid Systems

Off-grid power systems supply electricity to properties that are not connected to the public electricity network. These systems are often referred to as “stand-alone power systems” (SAPS).

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