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What are the Best Solar Batteries to Choose?


Rory Dixon

Solar power is becoming more and more popular in Australia and for a good reason. You might know all the reasons to have solar power installed in your home but do you know which product brands are best?

If a weather event or a power cut whips the electricity from your home, you need to be as prepared as you can. With the right battery storage for your solar system, you’ll be able to keep your home running until the power comes back.

At Think Renewable, we’re passionate about ensuring that all of our customers have access to the best brands in solar energy – whether that’s for inverters or panels. We’re also of the opinion that the best battery brands are going to ensure that your energy storage is efficient and maximised for your home. Let’s take a look at a few solar battery brands below to get a feel for some of them out there!


We’re a big fan of Sofar Solar at Think Renewable! They offer a complete energy storage solution in a low-voltage residential battery. The GTX5000 incorporates the CATL battery packs and these have much higher energy-density LFP cells. This leads to a better performance overall, making for very happy customers.

As the GTX5000 is highly compatible with a range of inverters on the market and offers a 6000x lifecycle, it’s a great contender for the top solar battery brands out there. These can be floor or wall mounted and there’s a 10-year warranty to enjoy, too.


Best known for its inverters, Sungrow also manufactures a range of solar batteries. They have produced batteries that have a range of capacities, from 4.8 kWh to huge utility-scale storage solutions. Of course, homeowners may not have much use for batteries with massive storage, but business owners sure will!

Sungrow offers both the PowCub and the SBR HV. The PowCub was the very first home energy storage option that was sold in Australia and you can install more than one PowCub to boost your capacity for battery storage. The SBR HV has been a game-changer for homeowners and it has a 10-year warranty period on it.


China’s Huawei solar batteries have been in the game for a very long time but it’s only since May 2021 that they have been in Australia. Huawei is the largest manufacturer of solar inverters and it’s recently that they have turned their attention to the manufacture of solar batteries.

The modular battery system – the Luna2000 – is an expandable system from 5 kWh to 15 kWh and with parallel installation, it can go beyond that, too. The battery chemistry is a lithium-iron phosphate and this is the safest of the lithium chemistries. When choosing your battery brand, it’s wise to choose one from a well-established brand – like Huawei.

Alpha ESS

If you are looking for a brand that really stands apart in the current Australian solar market, Alpha ESS really does it. Founded in 2012, this company is known to manufacture some of the most efficient batteries out there. They don’t just deal with residential batteries, but commercial ones as well.

This brand has become a global sensation and is now a renowned name in the market with over 10,000 solar energy products shipped. They manufacture high-quality batteries for solar storage and they are easy to install, too!

QCells (Q.Core Home)

As one of the top solar panel manufacturers in the solar industry, they have been a preferred supplier for big names like Tesla. The newest solar battery – the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G1 (aka the Q.HOME) – exceeds the elite standard offered by their solar panels.

Their modular battery is easy to install and flexible and you can even add more batteries as you go. The storage solutions offered by Q Cells ensures reliability and a long-term operation. There’s a core system involved and the battery has between 9 and 18 kWh of storage available. With an excellent battery performance and a warranty of 10 years, the Q Cell system is one to watch.


Redx is a world leader in innovative power and storage technologies. Redx Technologies Australia (“Redx™”) is one of Australia’s fastest-growing inverter technology companies with world-first, game-changing patented technologies. Accelerating growth and advanced technology is shaping Redx™ to be a leader in the research and development of DC-DC and DC-AC inverters. As a leader in innovation, Redx™ proudly holds 30+ technology patents that are world-first and ground-breaking in inverter topologies.

The RX-2505AC is an all-in-one Energy Storage System (ESS) designed to achieve the highest efficiency using Redx patented FWS inverter technologies. This AC-coupled battery best fits a location where an existing solar system is installed. With embedded VPP hardware and software, it provides ultimate speed on cloud-based, real-time control and monitoring functions. The RX-2505AC is an AC-coupled battery. It best fits a location with an existing solar system installed, and you can attach 6 batteries to any solar system.


So, which battery should you choose? Well, the best thing to do is contact Think Renewable today. Our team of solar experts can talk you through your current set-up and help you to determine which battery brand would work for your system.

We’re here to help with any queries you may have for a range of solar-powered products and our team is knowledgeable and able to help!

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