At DC Power Co, we’ve developed two excellent value solar battery packages. One is for people adding solar panels and a battery to their home for the first time and the other is for people adding a battery to their existing solar system.
Both packages use battery technology that is being put through the paces in Australia’s first and only independent solar battery testing program: the Australian Lithium Ion Battery Test Centre.
In April 2020, the results of this program were released, and we’re proud to announce the technology at the core of both of our battery packages was a top performer.
What did the testing involve?
Conducted over three years, the Australian Lithium Ion Battery Test Centre compared a number of lithium-ion battery chemistries and products available in the Australian market. It tested them under Australian conditions with the goal to provide consumers with independent and unbiased information on battery performance.
Throughout the test, each battery was cycled (that is, charged and discharged) three times each day. This meant that over the three year test period the performance of each battery would be expected to “degrade” like a 9 year old battery would at an average home.
The testing commenced in June 2016, with a second phase in June 2017 adding more batteries to the trial.
The test looked at:
- Battery performance in a range of high and low temperatures
- Changes to battery storage capacity over time
- Energy efficiency
- Comparison of battery performance against manufacturers’ claims
In the latest test report, the Australian Lithium Ion Battery Test Centre found only the Sony and Samsung battery packs were able to retain over 80% of their initial capacity after 2000 cycles with no replacements. Added later in the test, the Pylontech is also on track to achieve this result.
The test also identified five battery packages that have proven reliable and fault free:
- GNB Lithium
To see the results of all the battery technology tested, you can read the full test report here.
Our battery packages use Pylontech battery technology
Designed specifically for households adding solar panels and a battery at the same time, our Solar and Redback Battery Package brings Pylontech battery storage together with world-leading, tier 1 solar panels in one streamlined, cost-effective package. With financing options available, you can start saving with your solar and battery system now, and pay it off over time.
For homes adding a battery to their existing solar system, the Redback Smart Battery is designed to be retrofitted with almost any existing solar system so it won’t impact your existing solar warranties. With great warranties of its own and blackout protection included, it’s quality that doesn’t break the bank.