iGenerate Solar have the following batteries available, all with New Zealand based warranties for piece of mind.
Batteries Solar Storage
There is plenty of development and investment going on in the battery/storage market. Performance will vary according to your situation so the best advice is to get in touch. We do provide a consumption monitoring service to provide accurate reporting and assessment of your storage requirements.
Coming in 2021 The Enphase Ensemble is a family of technology that is designed for either whole-home or partial-home solar energy storage and backup in the case of a grid failure.
The system includes the Encharge 10 or Encharge 3 storage systems (or a combination of both), the Empower smart switch, the Enlighten cloud monitoring platform, and the Envoy combiner. The system is designed to be used with any of the Enphase IQ series of microinverters.
All of these components work together to provide you with instant seamless backup electricity from your grid-tied solar energy system when the grid experiences a grid failure. As we mentioned above, this system is unlike other traditional grid-tied solar energy battery backup systems in that it will still produce energy to power your home even when the grid is down. If there is excess energy being produced beyond what your system is using, the excess will go to the storage system for later use.
What Makes The Enphase Ensemble Different?
The Enphase Ensemble is an amazing option for those who are planning to install a completely new solar energy system as well as for those who already own a solar energy system that uses any of Enphase’s IQ series of microinverters since they can easily handle the addition of the entire Ensemble system.
Unlike the LG Chem, you are not required to get any kind of certification to purchase or install the Ensemble system. The system requires little to no maintenance, is simple to install, and easy to monitor, and it works out to be less expensive over the lifetime of your solar energy system than many other hybrid and off-grid battery backup systems.
Is The Enphase Ensemble Reliable?
The Enphase Ensemble is very reliable since it is the first truly grid-independent solar energy battery backup system. It is the result of over 10 years of research and development and more than 300 patents. The monitoring system allows you to see exactly how much energy you are harvesting from your solar energy system and you can even control the system using existing home technologies like Alexa.
By its very nature, the Ensemble is more reliable than other backup battery systems on the market today. Other available systems are hybrids, which means they are partially grid-reliant. With those, when the grid goes down, your ability to produce more power via your solar panels is cut off to prevent your home from becoming an “island” of energy in the grid, which could potentially injure a technician who attempts to fix the grid outage.
So in that case, you are limited to only the energy that was stored in your battery at the time the outage began, which is a best-case scenario that may offer you 10-12 hours worth of energy. Grid outages may last several days, so your expensive investment in a grid-reliant battery backup system may leave you in the same powerless boat as your neighbors within less than a day, which can be very frustrating and even potentially dangerous.
With the Ensemble system in place, your solar panels will generate energy whether the grid is working normally or experiencing an outage. While the grid is working, the IQ series microinverters work the same as a typical grid-tied solar energy system.
When the grid goes down, the Enpower smart switch will detect it immediately and instantly form its own grid instead with the other Ensemble components. You won’t even be able to detect a flicker in your lights as the Ensemble takes over. When the grid comes back on, the smart switch will detect it and switch back over to grid-tied operation.
The amount of electricity generated will depend on the size of your solar array and the weather, and the isolated grid may not be able to keep up with absolutely all of your power needs – for instance, you probably won’t be able to run a vacuum cleaner. However, if your solar array and battery storage capacity is sized correctly, you will be able to run your household basics for the duration of the grid outage.
Encharge 10 Vs Encharge 3 Storage System
The Encharge battery storage system is a reliable, simple, and safe way to back up your home with electricity even during a grid outage. The Encharge 10 is actually just three Encharge 3 units put together in a larger water-tight cover, and it obviously provides three times the amount of capacity as the Encharge 3.
Both come with a 10-year limited warranty. They utilize passive cooling techniques, which means there are no fans or moving parts to break. Encharge units are simple to install since they are essentially plug-and-play and they can interconnect effortlessly with standard household AC wiring. You can combine multiple Encharge units to maximize your energy storage and provide backup for your entire home.
The Encharge 10 has 10.5 kWh of total capacity and 10.08 kWh of usable capacity. It measures about 42 by 26 by 12.5 inches and weighs 346 pounds.
The Encharge 3 has 3.5 kWh of total capacity and 3.36 kWh of usable capacity. It measures about 14.5 by 26 by 12.5 inches and weighs 114.6 pounds.
What Does The Enpower Smart Switch Do?
The Enpower smart switch is the component that is responsible for making the change between functioning as a grid-tied system and isolating your home microgrid by detecting a lack of grid power. It works automatically and instantly to keep continuous power flowing to your home without causing any potentially dangerous situations on the grid.
Is It Compatible With IQ6 And IQ7?
The Ensemble is indeed compatible with the full line of IQ6 and IQ7 series microinverters, and it will be compatible with IQ8 which is set to be released later this year. This makes it easy to retrofit existing systems with the whole Ensemble upgrade.
Put your energy worries to rest! More energy independence for longer.
LG Chem’s RESU 6.4 EX with 144Wh/l brings storage solutions to New Zealand at an affordable price and a top class quality.
- Compact Size & Light Weight
The increase in power density, from 36Wh/l to 144Wh/l, enabled an ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight battery to be designed. The compact size makes the RESU 6.4 EX easy to handle.
- Expandable System
The RESU 6.4.EX allows for expansion with two 3.2kWh modules so you can have a 6.4kWh or 9.6kWh or even 12.8kWh system. With such flexibility it is a great solution for households of many sizes.
- Installation Friendly
The RESU 6.4 EX can be installed indoors and the unit can be mounted on sturdy walls easily.
10 year warranty 80% capacity, up to 10 years or 6000 cycles whichever is first.
Depth of Discharge 90%
Trina Bess Energy Storage System
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Keep your existing household solar system as it is – the TrinaBESS system can be retro-fitted into any existing home solar system
No need to shop for two seperate brands, the TrinaBESS is a full package solution that includes both a PowerBox inverter and PowerCube energy storage unit
The PowerCube energy storage unit uses the safest, most mature, proven lithium battery chemistry (LiFePO4 WER), housed in a sleek, compact design.
PowerCube provides maximum energy storage flexibility, being 4.8kWh, 7.2kWh or 9.6kWh in a single energy storage unit.
The TrinaBESS system has been designed to be future-proofed for changes to industry standards by allowing app based and realtime system changes.
IP65 and IP54 weatherproof ratings for outdoor installation if required
TrinaBESS comes with a 10 year battery energy throughput warranty
10 year warranty Battery capacity is warranted to be at least 60% of name-plate capacity after 10 years, or after a total energy throughput of 2339 kWh per kWh of name plate capacity, whichever occurs first.
The Enphase AC Battery™ is simple to install, safe, very reliable, and provides the lowest lifetime energy cost for both new solar customers and retrofit customers. As an installer, you can design the right system size to meet the needs of the homeowner. To learn more about Enphase offerings, visit enphase.com.
- Quick and easy single person installation
- Plug and play installation
- Interconnects with standard household AC wiring Safer
- No high voltage DC in system
- Cells safety tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland
- Prismatic cells are highly stable over time Greater Reliability
- Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry for long cycle life
- 10-year warranty
- Modular design promotes redundancy
10 year warranty 80% capacity, up to 10 years or 7300 cycles whichever is first.
Depth of Discharge >95%