Introducing the Sonnen range of batteries

 

Sonnen are a German owned home battery solution. They have been manufacturing home battery solutions since 2010, and have been selling into the Australian market since 2016.

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Overview

Sonnen offer an aesthetically pleasing home battery solution that is AC-coupled, meaning they will work with any existing solar inverter. This is very different to other DC coupled batteries, like LG Chem for example, where you will need a compatible hybrid inverter for the system to work.

Aside from looking really cool, they also offer a good range of solutions, ranging from 2 – 16kWhs of storage. They also come with a 10-year warranty, which aligns with other large competitors like Tesla and LG.

Sonnen also manufacture some of their batteries here in Australia. To be specific, they manufacture the sonnenBatterie hybrid 9.53 in Elizabeth, South Australia.

In addition to manufacturing and distributing home battery solutions, Sonnen also offer a more holistic energy solution called sonnenFlat. This gives customers the opportunity to lock in a flat rate for electricit, if they have installed a Sonnen battery and PV solution relative to their usage.
Sonnen have different plans for different volumes of household energy. For example, if you use 4000kWhs per year or under, you would only need to have a 3kW solar array with a 4kWh Sonnen battery to qualify for the lowest plan they offer. Under this plan, you would then only pay a flat rate of $49 per month for your energy bill, rather than worrying about it fluctuating with price increases and seasonal usage. The plan goes up from here depending on how much energy you use, with the highest threshold being 12,500kWh of use annually. For customers with this volume of consumption you would need to install a minimum of 10kW of solar pv with 12kWhs of battery storage. The fee would be $69 per month, instead of only $49.

Sonnen certainly have their place in the Australian home battery market place. SonnenFlat will continue to look more attractive as time passes and battery prices continue to fall. The overall quality of the product is exactly what you expect from a German manufacturer. If you would like some more information on the sonnenFlat plan, or the batteries in general, please get in touch with one of our friendly team today.

Product Range

sonnenBatterie LFP2

  • AC-coupled or hybrid
  • 2.5~16kWh
  • 1 or 3 phase
  • Lithium-ion (LFP)
  • 10 years warranty
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sonnenBatterie Sony

  • AC-coupled or hybrid
  • 2.0~16kWh
  • 1 or 3 phase
  • Lithium-ion (LFP)
  • 10 years warranty

We always tailor to your needs and have access to any inverter on the market for you.

Our philosophy has always been to put customers first and we have been helping Australians save money with good quality solar since 2011. We believe the correct way to do this is to ensure we do not have relationships with specific manufacturers, that limit what can offer you.

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Other Batteries

Please click on the logos on the right to see more information about the battery brands we typically use.

Solar storage is becoming more and more popular every year, and slowly becoming the standard when installing a solar array for your home or business.

Batteries play an integral part in helping reduce kWh charges, level peak demand and provide electricity when there is no access to grid power.

As with all the services we offer, the manufacturers on the right are not the only choices you have for batteries. If you would like some feedback on other brands, please get in touch.

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Solar Panels

Please click on the logos on the left to see more information about the solar panel brands we typically use.

Choosing a solar panel is usually more difficult due to being a broader choice when compared to inverters. Because there are more options available, it is more difficult to do your research.

The brands to the left are products we use more often than anything else. However, we can access any panel, so get in touch if you want some advice on other brands.

Solar Panels

Please click on the logos on the left to see more information about the solar panel brands we typically use.

Choosing a solar panel is usually more difficult due to being a broader choice when compared to inverters. Because there are more options available, it is more difficult to do your research.

The brands to the left are products we use more often than anything else. However, we can access any panel, so get in touch if you want some advice on other brands.

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Inverters

Please click on the logos on the right to see more information about the other string inverter brands we typically use.

All of these inverters have their place in the market for different reasons, and we supply a high volume of all of them.

Depending on what your needs are, and what your budget for your solar project is, you may find one of these brands more suitable.

There are many other inverter brands we have not listed here, so if you want some advice on another product, please get in touch and our engineering team can help.

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