The battery options that are best to use are AC coupled battery storage systems from SoFar solar can give you tremendous value for money and modular battery capacity utilising the Pylon 2..4kWh units. Because these are AC coupled storage systems, they are suitable to use with any existing or newly installed PV system, even those that are equipped with dual tracker inverters, microinverters or power optimisers such as SolarEdge kits.
SoFar units have the added ability of being able to charge directly from the grid, meaning that customers with Economy 7 tariffs or something similar will be allowed the option to harvest cheaper electricity to be backed up and stored for later use, as well as coming with built in monitoring which can be accessed directly via their Android or iOS app.
SolarEdge offer a storage solution known as StorEdge which allows homeowners the ability to maximise their self-consumption and enables them to have energy independence. The SolarEdge inverter itself manages both battery and system energy, as well as offering the full functionality as a DC-optimised PV inverter. Pre-existing single phase SolarEdge systems can be upgraded to the StorEdge solution, with the StorEdge interface then connecting the high-voltage battery into the SolarEdge inverter.
The ground-breaking X-Hybrid battery charger is so much more than just an inverter, it’s an intelligent and integrated system that effectively and efficiently manage all of the energy that you are generating.
It works in three different ways which set it apart from other battery storage systems. The Hybrid-E has a built in emergency power supply functionality which allows the end user to fully use their stored energy during the event of a power outage and can also work completely off the grid thanks to its intelligent design.
Pylon’s newest battery system boasts a 90% DoD and a huge 10 year warranty. By utilising a modular system, banks can be built up via daisy chaining multiple 2.4kWh units together to allow a much larger storage amount and better solution for bigger buildings.
- 90% depth of discharge (this is entirely dependent on the inverter charger settings)
- >4500 life cycles
- 10 year warranty (7 years as standard with an adittional 3 years on free homeowner registration)