Installing the Enphase Storage System in Australia

Ray Warner
almost 2 years agoJuly 24, 2016
04:05:29
Impressive. Will consider installing batteries.
Anonymous
almost 2 years agoJuly 24, 2016
04:05:29
Thank you.
Anonymous
almost 2 years agoJuly 24, 2016
Come on August
Anonymous
almost 2 years agoJuly 24, 2016
Yes, but, Emma Chissett
Phil mead
almost 2 years agoJuly 24, 2016
Will be installing  batteries.
Bryan Quinn
almost 2 years agoJuly 24, 2016
00:00:00
I did not see  a connection between the solar panels and the batteries or was the circuit breaker that was installed to the right of the batteries fed fro the solar
Piers Morton
almost 2 years agoJuly 25, 2016
Each AC Battery has an AC connection only back to the switchboard of the residence.  You can see the AC circuit breaker on the right hand side.   So its AC coupled to the solar and property.
Anonymous
almost 2 years agoJuly 26, 2016
Where does the other side of the circuit breaker go , ( not the battery side) , can you show a circuit diagram?
Enphase Australia and New Zealand
over 1 year agoJuly 27, 2016
There is a an AC Battery circuit breaker located in the Main Switch Board which is supplying the circuit breaker you can see in the video.  You may find the following link useful 

https://enphase.com/sites/default/files/downloads/support/AC-Battery-QIG-EN-AU.pdf
jalalski
over 1 year agoAugust 9, 2016
How many batteries would I require for an existing Enphase 3.15 kW system that already has micro-inverters?
Enphase Australia and New Zealand
over 1 year agoAugust 11, 2016
Hello Jalalski!

This depends on the energy usage of the system's household. If you already have an Envoy-S Metered, your installer can easily size your battery requirements based on your consumption & generation information so that you don't get any more or any less storage than you need. As a rough guide - each battery is 1.2kW so you will only probably need one or two batteries for now, depending how much of your 3.15kWs you use.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you've got any other questions!
SolarKings
over 1 year agoAugust 21, 2016
Very cool!  Wish you guys would offer a trade-in for the Envoy for an Envoy-S ... would get a lot of Enphase loyalists to upgrade!
Enphase Australia and New Zealand
over 1 year agoAugust 24, 2016
Thanks SolarKings,

It is a great idea - some installers may already be offering a trade in program, however we strongly believe the Envoy-S Metered offers more than enough value to justify the small investment. It's the smartest, most powerful communications gateway on the market and something to get pretty excited about!! Like, Big Kev excited. (If you're an Aussie you'll get that joke ;)
Michael Styles
over 1 year agoAugust 22, 2016
can you use the battery system on older solar units like connergy sunny boy inverters
Enphase Australia and New Zealand
over 1 year agoAugust 24, 2016
Hi Michael,

You bet! That is just one of the brilliant benefits of the Enphase AC Battery. The only requirement is to install the Envoy-S Metered, which offers a synchronised view of your solar generation, stored energy and home energy consumption in 15 minute increments. It is a great idea to have this installed first before storage, so your installer can make a much more informed recommendation about your required storage capacity. Check out this great case study about a house with an old non-Enphase solar system (SMA) which recently had Envoy-S Metered installed and is soon to install Enphase Storage -- https://enphase.com/en-us/blog/rise-and-shine-sydneys-favorite-solar-powered-bed-and-breakfast

Cheers
Enphase ANZ
Aussiedad
over 1 year agoAugust 22, 2016
04:05:16
Seems to be a good solution ... Cost?
Enphase Australia and New Zealand
over 1 year agoAugust 24, 2016
Hi Aussiedad,

Thanks for your comment!
As the manufacturer we can't quote on behalf of our retail partners, but we are seeing quotes around the $2000 - $2500 fully installed. We expect this price would get better the more you install, naturally. 
The Envoy-S Metered would be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $600-700 installed, and offers a synchronised view of your solar generation, stored energy and home energy consumption in 15 minute increments. It is a great idea to have this installed first before storage, so your installer can make a much more informed recommendation about your required storage capacity.

Hope this helps!
Dewdrop
over 1 year agoAugust 23, 2016
What are the battery costs + installation. So far The indications are that Envoy S + batteries ie 4 off works out at around $14000 this is one hell of a lot of electricity at 17.35 c/kWh. 4 batteries would be just enough to cover 2-3 days of no sun for a couple of retired people with solar hot water use. Recovery costs work out at 19 year time frame not a good investment.
Enphase Australia and New Zealand
over 1 year agoAugust 23, 2016
Hi Dewdrop,
The Enphase Storage System is for daily load-shifting, meaning they are designed to store solar power and off-peak grid power for use during peak tariff times. If you require back-up battery power, or you would like a battery that powers your whole house and allows you to disconnect from the grid, that is a totally different investment and you will need a very large battery capacity. For some homes in rural areas, being off-grid is cheaper than paying a huge grid connection fee, making the investment worthwhile. But for the vast majority of Australians, the greatest payback lies in simply utilising 100% of your solar (called self consumption) and minimising your grid power consumption. This is what our solution offers. As soon as you start trying to cater for every possible weather event or circumstance, your up-front investment becomes much higher. Best to cater for the benefits available to you in every day (or most days) circumstances. Of course, the payback varies greatly depending on your night time power consumption (which is essentially your available savings to be had), your power rates, the amount of excess solar you are generating and are therefore able to offset, etc. Your installer can help you diagnose your situation.
In terms of cost, as the manufacturer we can't quote on behalf of our channel partners, but we are seeing quotes from installers around the $2000 - $2500 fully installed. We expect this price would get better the more you install, naturally. 
The Envoy-S Metered would be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $600-700 installed, and offers a synchronised view of your solar generation, stored energy and home energy consumption in 15 minute increments. It is a great idea to have this installed first before storage, so your installer can make a much more informed recommendation about your required storage capacity (and you can also verify their recommendations!).
Hope this helps!
Dewdrop
over 1 year agoAugust 23, 2016
Thank you for your prompt reply. Your remarks regarding battery storage have explained better the requirements of the battery system  and why you supply batteries of only 1.2 kWh against compedtitors 7 kWh systems. We will approach the solar system suppliers for a quote re the Envoy S. So far we are very happy indeed with the 20 ENPHASE microinverters and the computer display of information using the older version of the Envoy. The 20 panels were installed October last year and so far the Envoy shows 6,63mWh. We highly regard your products. Again thank you.
Enphase Australia & New Zealand
over 1 year agoAugust 23, 2016
Hi Dewdrop,
Actually even a 7kW battery won't be nearly enough to run your house for 3 days as you mentioned earlier. Also, the reason behind our smaller capacity is for the many benefits of small, incremental modularity. One being the ability to customise/right-size your battery capacity to your actual requirements. Batteries aren't cheap so you definitely don't want to buy more capacity than you need!
Great to hear you will be upgrading to Envoy-S Metered - just wait until you have all that new information to look at! Who would have thought energy could be.. exciting?! 
Thanks again Dewdrop!
Anonymous
over 1 year agoDecember 29, 2016
The below figures and estimates are way out of calculation with due respects firstly
Anonymous
over 1 year agoDecember 29, 2016
EnvoyS metered and 4 batteries is well under $10,000 for a start and this is aimed at discharge Peak times which in NSW are around the 53-55c/kWh, this is up to 10 x what your export credits are from the electricity providers, a no brainer really.
Esmail Attia
about 1 year agoFebruary 6, 2017
I   the simplicity of installation & the Right price made this storage sys a winner
ray smetzer
8 months agoAugust 25, 2017
00:00:00
This tells me everything EXCEPT THE PRICE,please give all up price on putting battery on 3 kw system
Josh
3 months agoFebruary 10, 2018
Has Enphase got any plans to make larger battery systems to compete with Tesla or the likes?
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