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Three Batteries That Are BETTER Than The Tesla Powerwall

Welcome to the Solar Energy Channel, where you’ll get an honest inside look at all things solar. In this video, we’re gonna talk about three great alternatives to the Tesla Powerwall. I’m Warren and I’m Larry.

And don’t forget to like, and subscribe so that you’ll receive notifications for future videos, just like this. You know Larry, everybody’s heard of the Tesla Powerwall. It’s a popular product, people associated with Tesla and the company and the brand, but there are great alternatives to the Powerwall that are out there.

Yes, and there’s three in particular that we offer. One is the SolarEdge Energy Hub with an LG Chem battery. Another one is, is the SMA battery inverter with an LG Chem battery. And then a third option is the Enphase Encharge system.

Great, let’s dive into that first option, the LG Chem battery with the SolarEdge storage option. How is that better than a Powerwall? – Yeah so one of the really neat things about the SolarEdge Energy Hub system with the LG Chem battery is that you can add up to three inverters to one backup system, and each inverter can have up to two batteries.

So you can end up with a lot of storage, not only that, but you can also integrate an EV charger as well, which is another neat feature with the energy hub. So now let’s talk about Larry, SMA with the same LG Chem battery and how that compares to a Tesla Powerwall.

Yeah, so SMA is a AC coupled system, which means that you can add it onto an existing system. That’s the great part about the SMA inverter setup. It’s a great add on solution, which is really their strength.

They don’t have the option to integrate with the EV charger, but it’s a great add on solution. – Great, so you could decide to do that at any time. You can put in solar now and add on an SMA battery with the LG Chem a year from now or six months from now.

Correct, yup. – And then finally, let’s talk about the Enphase system. – Enphase also has a great system and it’s similar and set up to the SolarEdge Energy Hub, in that you can add multiple batteries.

You can set it up to backup your whole house. If you’d like to do that. Enphase can be a little bit more expensive, than SolarEdge Energy Hub, but another great technology. Great, and overall, the SolarEdge with the SMA with the LG Chem batteries or the Enphase, how do they compare price-wise to the Powerwall? Yeah, great questions.

So they’re all gonna be a little bit more expensive than the Powerwall overall, but they’re also more robust and have additional features that you can build out to your system. Great. – So in summary, the Tesla Powerwall is a great brand.

It’s a great product, but there’s three alternatives that we think are just as good or better to the Tesla Powerwall. That’s the SolarEdge Energy Hub Inverter with an LG Chem battery, an SMA battery inverter with that same LG Chem battery, or the Enphase Encharge system.

And the nice thing about the SMA battery inverter is that you can install it either during your solar installation or at any time after. So if you have an existing system, and you’re thinking about adding on batteries, that may be a great solution for you.

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SolarEdge vs. Enphase Inverters: Which Solar Inverter Is Better?

Welcome to the Solar Energy Channel, where you’ll get an honest inside look at all things solar. In this video, we’re gonna talk about the differences between SolarEdge inverters and Enphase micro inverters.

I’m Warren. – And I’m Larry. And don’t forget to like, and subscribe so that you’ll receive notifications for future videos just like this. – So Larry, why don’t you break it down for us.

What’s the difference between the two inverters? – So these inverters have some similarities. They both have the built-in rapid shutdown, shade mitigation features. However, the primary difference is that, Enphase will produce AC power on your rooftop, whereas SolarEdge will put DC power down to the inverter on the side of your house, and then produce AC from there.

All right, so Larry, what’s the benefit of going with Enphase? – There’s two main benefits that I can think of with Enphase, one is their 25 year warranty. And then the second one is that all your inverters are up on the roof.

So you don’t have that inverter on the side of your house. – Which can be a challenge as well. It’s a benefit in terms of space, but if you’re coming to do work and repair work, you’ve got to get up on the roof and remove panels in order to get to the inverter.

That’s true. So on the maintenance side, while both of these inverters are high quality inverters, we’ve had a lot of experience with both. If you replace a SolarEdge inverter on the side of your house, that’s much easier than going up on the roof replacing the microinverter.

And then what are some of the benefits of going with SolarEdge and optimizers? – So some of the benefits of SolarEdge, first of all cost, they tend to be a little bit cheaper than Enphase. They also integrate quite well with batteries and with EV chargers and with some other technologies that SolarEdge is working on and coming out with.

What about the warranties of SolarEdge? – Yes, so I mentioned Enphase has the 25 year warranty. SolarEdge comes with a 12 year on the inverter, 25 year on the optimizer. That can be extended to 25 on the inverter if you pay some additional.

One of the benefits of SolarEdge’s warranty is that they do pay a labor reimbursement to whoever comes out to replace parts for a longer period of time than what Enphase does. So that is an added benefit for the SolarEdge system – Great.

You know I struggled with this decision myself when I put solar on my roof. I ended up deciding to go with Enphase for the 25 year warranty, but they’re both great options. So in summary, both SolarEdge and Enphase inverters are great options that will both give you more panel level monitoring.

They both can have up to 25 year warranties. You might pay a little more for that on the SolarEdge, but the SolarEdge is a less expensive option that really provides you all of the benefits that you get with Enphase.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 – Completely Off Grid System

This specifically designed off-grid system was  installed at cannons creek in the scenic rim   region of queensland and is the first stage  of a project Springers Solar will manage moving this home to complete self-sustainability.

The customer approached Springers Solar before  building their energy-efficient holiday home   not wanting a large space occupied by a battery  bank they required the tidiest setup as possible. So for Springers have installed 22 Winaico 325  watt full black modules, each panel is fitted with   a SolarEdge DC optimizer and the entire system  is managed by a SolarEdge 6kW HD wave inverter. Springers Solar also installed 2  Powerwall units and a generator.

The property has a tablet installed for on-site  monitoring at any time all components used have   off-site monitoring capabilities easily  accessed from anywhere in Australia. Once completed the system will  double in size with 2 more batteries and 22 more solar panels booked for installation when  the remainder of the property has been built.

Due to the location and  cost of grid establishment,   the customer needed complete off-grid  functionality installing a generator was essentially to operate as backup power for the solar modules and Powerwall units. We will return to Cannon’s Creek once the project  is completed to see how the system is performing.  Thank you for watching leave us a like,  comment, and subscribe for more videos like this

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