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Best Solar Battery For Homeowners In 2022

The solar battery market has seen a rapid expansion over the past few years. With so many brands and models available to consumers, it can be difficult to work out what the best product is for you. Finding the best solar battery means you get the most out of your solar power system and it is a popular upgrade for our clients looking to push the savings their new solar system provides.

What Should You Be Looking For In A Solar Battery

There are a few key factors that you should consider when purchasing a solar battery. While our solar consultants are able to recommend the best solar battery to suit your needs, it helps to know what you should be looking for. Solar batteries are an investment and like any other your goal should be to always make the most informed decision possible.

The first, and perhaps most obvious, factor is the total capacity of the battery. It makes sense to assume that the biggest is best but this is not always the case. Your budget and the size of your solar power system will often determine the ideal solar battery for your home or business. It’s worth keeping in mind that not all of the batteries’ total capacity can be used as fully depleting a battery can damage it.

Lifespan is another factor when considering what solar battery to go with. A solar battery’s lifespan is measured in cycles, that is how many times it can be charged and discharged. If you have ever used rechargeable batteries you may have noticed them not holding as much charge after a long time of use. Manufacturers will list this stat and batteries can have warranties based around this.

Speaking of warranties, make sure the battery you go with has a decent one. Industry standard for warranties on solar batteries is 10 years. Anything less than this should be a major concern and worth investigating. There are other things to consider when looking at the warranty such as whether the support is offered within Australia and if there are any fine print restrictions that may void it.

We have already written an article about what you should know before buying a solar battery which you can view here. This article also includes a handy glossary of the most commonly used terms when talking about solar batteries. We recommend heading over and taking a look if you are considering purchasing a solar battery.

Tesla Powerwall 2 Is The Best Solar Battery For Homeowners In 2022

Tesla entered the solar battery market with the Tesla Powerwall in 2015, creating quite the buzz due to their pedigree in electrical cars. After receiving a very positive reception they ramped up production in 2017, becoming one of the largest suppliers of solar batteries in the world. The original model, known as the Powerwall 1, offered 6.4 kWh of energy storage while outputting 3.3 kW of power.

The Powerwall 2 was introduced in late 2016 and brought a number of improvements in terms of storage and power. The Powerwall 2 can store a very respectable 13.5 kWh which is enough to cater to the power demands of your average household. It can output 5 kW continuously, ramping to 10 kW in very short bursts if needed. Powerwall batteries can also be stacked up to 10 times for massive amounts of solar storage.

The Powerwall 2 comes with a 10 year warranty which is standard, but separates itself from many competitors by not having a cycle limit during this time. Its depth of discharge is 90% and the unit can be wall or floor mounted. Multiple installation options is important because the Powerwall 2 is much larger than you might assume. It is pricier than other solar batteries but its storage, output and reliability are worth the price of admission.

Global Solar Solutions Are A Certified Installer Of The Tesla Powerwall

While we are proud to be a certified installer of the Tesla Powerwall, this does not influence our decision to recommend it as the best solar battery for homeowners in 2022. We have no exclusivity deals with any solar supplier because our goal is to recommend the right product for your needs, not what we are obligated to sell. Even if we think the Powerwall 2 is the best solar battery on the market, it might not be right for your situation.

Need Help Finding The Best Solar Battery For Your Home Or Business?

We stock a range of solar batteries from manufacturers such as Tesla, Sungrow, RedEarth, BYD and GoodWe. Our solar consultants all possess extensive experience in the solar industry and can work with you to determine the battery that will perform the best for your home or business. Our goal is to find a solar battery that meets your power usage needs while also giving you a good return on your investment.

We offer obligation free quotes on all of our solar products, including solar batteries. If you would like to further the savings your solar system is providing, the installation of a battery is one of the best ways to go about it. To talk with an expert about what solar battery is right for you, give us a call on 1800 255 474. You can also contact us online by heading to our contact page and filling in our online contact form.