When investing in a solar power battery, you’re making the conscious decision to become independent from energy companies and their skyrocketing prices.
It isn’t a decision that you should make lightly. Chances are you’ve put a lot of thought into it and are in for the long haul, so you’re after a battery storage system that will service your home for many years to come.
In this article, we’re going to look at the essential considerations when choosing the longest lasting solar power battery. You’ll probably find a handful of very well-known brands in here, including LG and Tesla, but also a few that you may not be so familiar with, who have been quietly dominating the market for quite some time. The critical thing to remember when considering your options is that sometimes you have to invest big to reap higher returns in the future. By this, we mean that the long-lasting batteries can are often more expensive, but will serve you better and save you more money in the long run. And don’t forget that many Australian installers offer payment plans to assist homeowners financially, because everyone should be able to generate and store energy using natural resources!
Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries offer longer lifespans.
One of the first aspects to look at when choosing a battery for your solar power system, with a focus on durability, is the chemical makeup. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries are widely known to be the longest lasting batteries on the market. They have extreme temperature tolerance and are very stable, which makes them safe and sustainable. For this reason, experts often tout LFP batteries as the best type of battery for residential homes looking to store solar energy. Other lithium batteries can use alternative chemicals, such as the LG Chem, which uses lithium polymer pouch with lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt. The Tesla Powerwall 2 also uses lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt. These two batteries will perform very efficiently, but studies show that their performance may decrease after ten years. In contrast, LFP batteries, such as those produced by Sonnen and Simpliphi, maintain a much superior level of performance long-term.
Here at Allied, we believe that the SonnenBatterie is the most durable, reliable and safe solar power battery on the market. And that’s why we’re proud to stock and install this incredibly well designed German product! The SonnenBatterie is often compared to the Tesla Powerwall 2, as the two systems have much in common. The Tesla Powerwall, however, receives much more media attention, even though Sonnen has been a giant in the home battery systems global market for quite some time. The SonnenBatterie incorporates a few standout features that we believe supersede the Tesla Powerwall 2, the most advantageous being it’s longer lifespan and safer chemical makeup.
Designed to last.
The SonnenBatterie is designed to last 20 years. It comes with a warranty for ten years, or 10 000 charge cycles.
Can withstand the Australian heat.
The SonnenBatterie may be German designed and manufactured, but it has an incredible endurance for hot weather, which is paramount for survival in Australian homes. LFP batteries are considered the most stable lithium batteries in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, which can be common in Australia, especially if you store the unit in your garage. (You cannot install batteries inside the home due to national regulations).
The safest solar battery on the market.
The SonnenBatterie range is:
- Cobalt-free, which makes them more sustainable.
- Chemically stable, as they’re made from LFP, which is safer for your home and family.
- Tolerant of high temperatures.
Do you want to store the energy you generate through your solar panels during the day, for usage in the morning and evening? Contact Allied today to install the SonnenBatterie in your home to complement your solar power system and take control of your energy consumption and rates!