Australia is becoming a testing ground for residential energy storage systems with the introduction of a lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4) to the market, from Germany.
The SonnenBatterie system allows households to choose between battery capacities ranging from 2kW up to 16kWh in 2kWh steps.
The preferred size of other products brought onto the Australian market by Tesla, Redflow and Panasonic,for example, are around the 8-10kWh range.
Sonnen’s first Australian partner True Value Solar will be offering the SonnenBatterie alongside solar roof panels.
Like most other ‘fit-and-forget’ systems, the SonnenBatterie integrates the battery modules, the inverter, a smart energy manager and the measurement and communication technology in one package.
The Sonnen system can be connected to any renewable energy source, including a wind turbine.