Energy storage.

The power of solar batteries.

Get the AGL power advantage by adding a battery to your solar system. It means you can power your home with solar when the sun goes down – helping reduce your energy bills even further.

Our energy storage solutions come in two different sizes and are compatible with solar PV systems from 3kW to 5kW. Our solar experts will discuss your energy needs and lifestyle to ensure you have the right system or storage solution to complement your household. Plus, you can finance our batteries on a low interest 5-year payment plan.

AGL’s power advantage range is an example of our passion and commitment to new energy. We’ve sourced cutting edge energy storage technology so Australians have the choice to power their homes with the best.

Learn more about AGL’s latest battery innovation – the world’s largest virtual power plant of its kind, being built now in metropolitan Adelaide.

The power of solar batteries.

Solar battery benefits.

  • Storage

    Automatically stores excess energy produced by your solar system which you can use later.

  • Charge

    Your solar system will charge your battery in 4 to 8 hours, depending on battery and system size.

  • Back up

    If the power goes out, you can stay comfortable and keep your appliances running.

  • Finance

    Enjoy our 3.95% p.a comparison rate* on a 5-year plan for standalone batteries or bundled with a solar system.

*Comparison rate is based on finance amount $10,000 on a Consumer Loan for a 36 month term. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Finance offer only available through AGL Energy for new energy storage systems or solar battery systems at the discretion the financier. Finance provided by Macquarie Leasing Pty Limited ABN 38 002 674 982 (Australian Credit Licence No. 394925) to approved personal applicants (not available to commercial, or government clients), subject to its credit assessment criteria. Fees and charges are payable. Full conditions available on application. Macquarie Leasing Pty Ltd is not an authorised deposit-taking institution for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Commonwealth of Australia) and its obligations do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542. Macquarie Bank Limited does not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of Macquarie Leasing Pty Ltd.

How solar batteries work.

Solar batteries work hand in hand with your solar panels. As your panels convert the sun’s rays into solar energy, your battery will store that energy for you to use at a later time. In a traditional setup with only panels and an inverter, your home uses the energy being produced and the excess is sent off to the grid. The battery intercepts this energy and stores it for later use, so you no longer need to be at home to experience the solar difference.

Batteries also serve a double purpose as a back up for your home. If the power goes out you can use the stored battery power to keep your crucial appliances running.

How solar batteries work.

Batteries.

  1. Sunverge SIS 11.6

    Sunverge SIS 11.6

    This battery is suited to a 4.5kW solar system with a total storage of 11.6kWh. It can power a home for approximately three to nine hours depending on household consumption.

  2. Sunverge SIS 19.4

    Sunverge SIS 19.4

    This battery is suited to a 5kW solar system with a total storage of 19.4kWh. It can power a home for approximately five to 15 hours depending on household consumption.

Market comparison.

Compare our AGL batteries; Sunverge SIS 11.6 and Sunverge SIS 19.4 against others in market.
Learn more about the safety of lithium-ion and AGL’s commitment to rigorous testing.

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AGL
Sunverge SIS 11.6

AGL
Sunverge SIS 19.4

Other
Tesla Powerwall

Capacity

11.6 kWh

19.4 kWh

7 kWh

Usable

9.9 kWh

16.5 kWh

6.4kWh

System size

4-5 kW

4-5 kW

Power output

5 kW

6 kW

3.3 kW

Backup power

6.8 kW

6.8 kW

Install location

Indoor or outdoor

Indoor or outdoor

Indoor or outdoor

Warranty

10 years

10 years

10 years

Dimensions

(H) 186cm (W) 86cm

(D)36cm

(H) 186cm (W) 86cm

(D)36cm

(H) 130 cm (W) 86 cm

(D)18 cm

Solar export*

>9kWh and <15kWh

>15kWh

Install included

Yes

Yes

Inverter included

Yes

Yes

No

Web portal

Yes

Yes

Available now

Yes

Yes

Yes

Finance available

Yes

Yes

Yes

*Ideal daily solar export.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is the expected lifespan of a battery?

The batteries in our range are warranted to last for 7,000 cycles or a total of 10 years (whichever comes first). Please see the link here to the full details of the warranties offered for the battery product you are considering.

What are the storage capacities of the batteries?

Our battery offering ranges in sizes from 7.7 kWh and 19.64 kWh.

Will my solar battery power my entire home?

The current generation of solar batteries cannot completely power an average home in all circumstances. However, the right battery from AGL can greatly decrease your reliance on energy from the grid. We’ll work with you to determine the best option for your home and tailor a solution that meets your needs.

Can I charge my battery from the grid?

Yes. If your solar system is not producing enough energy to charge your battery, you can opt to power it from the grid. This will require a configuration change that AGL can make to your battery remotely.

How long does a battery installation take?

Most battery installations are handled by a team of 2 to 3 installers and can be completed in less than a day.

Can my battery be installed the same time as my solar system is installed?

Yes.

Does the power need to be switched off during installation?

Yes. We will need to switch off the mains power for approximately 1 hour in order for our installers to work safely on your switchboard while they reconfigure it for you battery.

Where can the battery be installed?

A battery can be installed outside as long as it’s not on a north facing unshaded wall (where its performance could be affected by heat). Alternatively, some batteries are suitable for installation in a non-habitable room such as a garage.

Will I need concreting or other reinforcement to support the battery?

Depends on the weight of the battery. Some batteries we offer weigh over 300 kg and may need to be mounted securely on a concrete base.

Do I need a new solar inverter when I add a battery?

If you’re adding an AC coupled battery, you can keep your existing inverter.

Customers with three phase solar inverters may need to replace their three phase solar inverter with a single phase solar inverter. Please see the FAQ regarding three phase homes below.

Can batteries be installed in three phase homes?

AGL’s battery installations include a single phase battery inverter, and are suitable for use in homes with single phase supply or three phase supply (if the home has a single phase solar inverter). Customers with three phase solar inverters may need to replace their three phase solar inverter with a single phase solar inverter.

AC or DC coupled battery – does it matter?

All of the batteries in our range are AC coupled. This means they need a dedicated battery inverter, but are a simpler installation as they don’t require any modification to an existing solar system.

Can I buy a battery if my solar system is on multiple roof-orientations?

You can buy an AC coupled battery even if your solar system is on multiple roof orientations, as AC batteries don’t require any modification to existing solar system configuration.

Is installation included in the sale price?

Yes. If any site issues are discovered during the site assessment, we will discuss any additional costs with you and obtain your agreement to these, before proceeding.

Are your battery installers CEC accredited?

Yes.

Is lithium-ion hazardous to dispose of at the end of the battery’s life?

Lithium, like other common battery chemistries, is classified as hazardous waste and needs to be disposed of as such.

Does my battery come with back-up power?

AGL’s batteries are back-up power compatible and this is an optional extra. Additional wiring and setup is required in order to power priority loads like lighting and refrigeration during a blackout. Backup power setup and installations costs an additional $650.

How do I know which solar battery will be best for me?

In order to maximise savings from a battery, you will need to have enough excess solar to charge the battery each day and enough energy consumption to discharge it each day. AGL offers a range of sizes to choose from and our battery experts will help you determine the best solution for your needs.  Give them a call on 1300 760 034 (8.30am – 5.30pm AEST Monday to Friday).

How can I stay up to date about new AGL product launches, trials and innovations?

you’re always in the loop. Visit aglsolar.com.au/energy-storage and submit your details at the bottom of the page.

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