Is the Sungrow Battery SBRHV any good?
The New Sungrow Battery SBRHV Range is available and this offering simplifies solar batteries. This Sungrow battery review aims to keeps things just as simple. As the desire for solar batteries continues to increase globally, so does the amount of choice on the market. An important question to ask is, are solar batteries worth it for you? If you have decided that they are, then this Sungrow solar battery must be considered.
The new Sungrow battery range includes the SBR096, SBR128, SBR160, SBR192, SBR224 and SBR256. If that seems complex, fear not, as those numbers only refer to the amount of storage you get. So, is the Sungrow Battery SBRHV any good?
We have written before about Sungrow’s pedigree but just to recap. Sungrow was founded back in 1997 by Cao Renxian, a professor at Hefei university. This was a foundation for creating an extremely successful inverter manufacturer, not just in China but a Global juggernaut. Sungrow is now the world’s second largest inverter manufacturer with a net worth in the billions of dollars. Needless to say you are backed by a very well financed manufacturer
Sungrow’s old battery was a 4.8kWLV Cube, you were able to stack 3 in total offering 14.4kWh of storage which really limits where you could go with total capacity, especially as you could only pair this with the Sungrow SH5K-20 inverter. This meant that a 5kW inverter was all that could be used to charge the batteries and produce enough power to run a customers home through the day. This was not good enough and that is why their new battery is a high voltage 3.2kWh stackable unit, this can be taken up to 25.6kWh of storage with the eventuality that this can be paralleled with another stack the same size next to it if you wanted that much storage.
Aside from the Sungrow battery review itself, their new range of Hybrid inverters cater for every customers circumstance. The hybrid range will have 5-8kW Single phase and 5-10kW in three phase, all of these options have built in UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), on the the three phase units you can back up all circuits just like you can using a Tesla Powerwall 2. Installing the battery is so easy, it has taken away all the complications that were there before with the separate Backup, the ugly conduit everywhere and taking up too much space.
How about the warranty?
Sungrow offers a 10 year performance guarantee or at least 70% of the batteries nominal capacity. You are able to use 100% Depth of Discharge, which again is an improvement from the previous model.
Where Sungrow has really found the winning formula has been the price point on the battery. We get asked all the time if battery prices will come down, honestly, they will not come down any further, if anything they will be increasing but with the new SBRHV range the price point is better than anything else on the market for the quality that has been presented. There are cheaper solar batteries available of course, but not with this functionality or quality.
What is our verdict on the battery?
To sum up this Sungrow battery review, we believe it’s a brilliant cost effective solution for Solar & Storage. Using their new Hybrid range we can offer a customer any solution they wish, we don’t have to worry about dedicated circuits for back up (within reason) and the warranty across the inverter & battery means you are covered for a minimum of 10 years. The price point across both products is unbeatable for what is being offered.
The only downside we see with the product is it is not the most aesthetically pleasing when you look at it compared to say a Tesla Powerwall 2, you have to ask yourself what is more important? Lower Price point with a great quality product that doesn’t look that sexy or very high price for a good quality product that is sexy. We know hands down this will be the biggest seller in the next 6-8 months, it’s only been available for the last 6 months and we have already seen unprecedented sales.
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