Historically, DC coupled Solar Battery Systems were only used in remote locations and off grid properties. Advancing technology, especially in relation to inverters, has seen significant progress for both DC and AC coupled Energy Storage.
DC coupled Hybrid systems are frequently referred to as a grid-tied DC Coupled Solar Battery System. These complete systems usually comprise of a Multi Mode Inverter or Hybrid inverter, which is used to manage both the solar system and the battery within a single unit.
DC Coupled Systems using a Hybrid Solar Inverter are still the most efficient and are likely to be for some time, due to higher voltage DC Battery Systems becoming increasingly popular alongside hybrid inverters.
Larger systems (greater than 2-3KW) normally use MPPT solar charge controllers. These ‘Maximum Power Point Trackers’ convert higher voltage DC output from solar panels to the lower voltage needed to charge batteries. In the event of an AC shutdown or grid power outage, the MPPT charge controller is an inexpensive and efficient way to ensure your batteries are charged.
Read our article which covers all the main Solar Battery Systems types here.
Soltaro offer both AC or DC Coupled systems to suit your needs – Find out more by visiting our products page.
The Soltaro AIO2 stands apart as a hybrid system.
Our R&D teams have combined the best of AC and DC Coupled to achieve the best and most efficient solar battery storage.
By utilizing a PV-Battery DC charger, the AIO2 achieves extremely high efficiencies for Battery Charging from Solar PV. This is similar to the DC Coupled scenario we described earlier on this page.
Read More about the AIO2 here
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Ready to go big? The AIO3 is ready to take on your larger energy storage needs with our new three phase energy storage system. Intelligent storage for small commercial or larger domestic properties. With its great looks, super performance and 10 Year warranty, its the flexible larger energy storage system you’ve been waiting for.
Use your Soltaro EV charger to power your car. Your charge rate will even increase when you use your excess solar. Designed and engineered in Australia, it comes as a single or three phase option with a 3 year warranty as standard. Type 2 connector with three charging modes ready to get you powered and ready to go.
The Stunning new All-in-One 2 ESS from Soltaro is here. Available in 5kWh / 10kWh. Fast & Easy to Install with Immediate Savings and Seamless Switchover for blackout protection. 10 Year or 10,000 Charging Cycle warranty with enhanced features. Intelligent Solar Energy Storage from the Experts.
A lite version of our popular All in One ESS designed especially for the South African market. Australian Designed and Engineered. Wall or Ground Mounted. Expandable, to grow with you. Virtual Power Plant Ready. Seamless Switchover to keep you powered during outages. Plug and Play Installation, easily retrofit to existing system. Local and Remote monitoring. Available in Hybrid or AC Coupled Inverter options.
USB Rechargeable Batteries – The Latest in Battery Innovation from the experts at Soltaro.
Available as AA or AAA with only 1.5 hour to full charge. Super efficient with no loss of power and over 300+ re-charges. Simply use the included USB cable to Recharge your batteries whenever you need to. Available from selected retailers or by clicking this link.
Commercial Energy Storage SL HV range is designed to lower business energy bills. Soltaro Commercial Battery Range Starts at 34.5kWh, if fully expandable and rated IP 21 for Indoor Installation in 3.45kWh Packs with CAN/RS485 communication. Battery 10,000 Cycles with 10 Year warranty. Australian Designed and Engineered and VPP / Virtual Power Plant Ready