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Store Your Power With a Sonnen Battery.

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10 Year Workmanship
Warranty

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Sonnen Battery

Usable Capacity
10kWh

Depth of Discharge
91%

Efficiency
94.4% 

Output (continuous)
5kW

Supported Applications
Solar self-consumption
Back-up power
SMART technology
Off-grid capabilities

Warranty
10 years or 10,000 cycles

Total Capacity
11kWh

Cell Technology
LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate)

Dimensions
710mm x 1400mm x 427mm

Weight
163 kg

Installation
Floor mounted
Indoor or outdoor

sonnen evo battery
3 sonnen Evo batteries sitting outside in a garden bed down the side of a modern, cream-bricked home. front on angle.

Sonnen Battery Features.

Mobile Control

sonnen battery comes with a handy app where you can monitor your energy. You'll be able to see input, output and full battery status.

Ready To Connect

The full system is ready to connect to your home without adding an extra inverter. This includes battery system and latest software.

LFP
(Lithium Iron Phosphate)

sonnen use the most safest and advanced chemistry for their solar batteries. Moving away from colbat has many benefits including environmental.

Full Visiblity

Using sonnen's management software and apps you will be able to have full visibility over your system. This means you are now in full control over your power.

SMART Home Ready

One great feature is the smart technology. This learns when you use the most energy and optimsies, saves and uses around these times of day.

Powering the Future: Victorian Government Offers Interest-Free Solar Battery Loans for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Solar Victoria solar battery loans will reduce the upfront cost of installing a solar battery, with repayments made over a four-year period.

There are 4,500 interest-free loans of up to $8,800 available in 2023-24.

Eligibility Criteria
As a Victorian homeowner, you could be eligible for a solar battery loan if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • you are the owner-occupier of an existing property where the system is to be installed.
  • The combined household taxable income of all owners (listed on the rates notice) is less than $180,000 per year.
  • The property is valued at under $3 million.
  • The property address has not previously received a solar battery rebate for the property.
  • The property has a solar panel system with an inverter capacity equal to or greater than 5kW or will have one installed in conjunction with the solar battery installation.
  • The energy storage solution has a capacity equal to or greater than 6kWh and is listed on Solar Victoria’s battery product list and the property does not have an existing energy storage system.
  • Pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid the owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them.

Battery storage may not be suitable for all households and circumstances, if unsure don’t hesitate to request a free energy assessment to see if you export enough power to make a battery a worthy investment. The solar battery rebate is not available to homes under construction.

You should begin your research now and contact an authorised retailer when you are confident a battery is the right investment for your home.

Read more about Victorian Government battery loans here.

Sonnen diagram showing how the Sonnen Evo is an AC coupled battery, able to charge from solar PV and back up the house in the case of a blackout.

FAQ's About sonnen Battery

sonnen solar battery has a warranty of 10 years or 10,000 cycles. Whichever comes first. However, this is just the warranty that is covered. It’s more than likely your sonnen battery will last long than this. We estimate the battery to last at least 20 years. Within this time, you should have seen a significant return on investment from your solar battery. 

The sonnen battery comes with 5kW of continuous backup power and 7kW of surge back up power meaning, yes you would be able to go virtually off-grid with a sonnen battery. This will give power to your home, there is even a black start function which gives power to you home even when the grid is down.  

Sonnen batterties are up there with some of the best solar batteries you can buy in the Australian market. They have a fantastic warranty (maybe the best in the industry) and use SMART technology which sets the apart from the crowd. You can read our full Sonnen battery review here.

One area that gives sonnen a huge advantage is their chemistry. They use LFP chemical make up of the battery which is deemed much more safer than colbat or any other chemical make up. This means that they are the safest battery you can buy on the market. The battery is 10kWh in size made up of 2x 5kWh LFP batteries. 

sonnen batteries are designed and engineered in Germany. They are a world-wide product but manufactured in Europe. This gives them the edge against competition knowing the high quality and standards that come with manufacturing in Europe. 

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Read My Full sonnen Battery Review

So, if you’re still unsure about getting a sonnen battery or want to know more information then please feel free to read my full review here

I cover all of the important details and specifications for this battery. 

If you want to see how it compares to other batteries I’ve covered those areas as well. Overall, sonnen is a fantastic battery solution and I strongly recommend considering it to start storing your power and maximise your savings.  

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