Lithium home energy storage options don’t come much more affordable than the Alpha ESS solar battery range. On a cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) basis, Alpha ESS has made the price of adopting a lithium battery storage system for the average residential property a far more viable concept than previously conceived. With increased affordability, the obvious question arises, is the Alpha ESS the ideal solar battery for you?

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When it comes to solar battery systems you are either one of two shoppers. An existing solar system owner wanting to store excess solar energy or a new solar system purchaser weighing up the viability of a solar energy system infused with energy storage from the get go. 

Either way, there are some vital need to know questions before committing to such an upfront cost, even if the technology is regarded as some of the most affordable available. Discover if the Alpha ESS range is fit for your purpose below.

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Which to avoid?

Residential lithium solar battery systems are a relatively new concept and, therefore, there aren’t going to be too many ageing/outdated options to avoid. In earlier days Alpha ESS was the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for selected rebadged products on the Australian market. 

At Perth Solar Warehouse we like to stick with the original manufacturer options to simplify and expedite response in the event of a product repair requirement. Below are the rebranded residential Alpha ESS solar battery systems.

Model
Size (kW)
Storage (kWh)
Status
Download
Centauri
4.8 – 9.6
Discontinued
Datasheet
Storion-T5 3-phase, All-in-one
5
2.7 – 16.2
Discontinued
Datasheet
Hive Storion 1-phase, AC-coupled
3
2.9 – 17.4
Ageing
Datasheet
eStore-10.3 1-phase, All-in-one
5
10.3
Ageing
Datasheet

Which to consider?

Alpha ESS has now redefined its residential solar battery range with a more streamlined appeal. Wall mountable and modular the indoor-outdoor IP rating ensures more flexible mounting locations with 2 variants accommodating single and three-phase power supplies.

Model
Size (kW)
Storage (kWh)
Status
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SMILE5 1-phase, All-in-one
5
10.1, 13.3
Current
Datasheet
SMILE-T10 3-phase, All-in-one
10
2.9 – 23
Q3, 2021
Datasheet

Notice a common theme in the new Alpha residential solar battery range? Theyre all smiling! Jokes aside, the obvious question arises, what does SMILE refer to? 

Potentially your face when the next electricity bill comes in after installation? Perhaps it’s what you’ll be doing during your first blackout when you have power and the remainder of the street doesn’t? 

Both likely instances to smile, however, the marketing department at Alpha ESS has built the acronym;

  • Self-sufficient
  • Modular battery
  • Intelligent control
  • Long lifespan
  • Elegant design
Alpha ESS Battery Image by Perth Solar Warehouse

What is the warranty?

Alpha ESS residential solar battery products are considered All-In-One solar battery systems. Unfortunately, the warranty straight out of the box isn’t quite all-in-one.

As an all-in-one solar battery system internally there are some key internal components that have varied warranty conditions such as the internal solar and battery inverter and the internal battery cells.

The Alpha ESS warranty breakdown is below;

Model
Battery
Inverter
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SMILE5
10-years
5-years 1
Warranty
SMILE-T10
10-years
5-years 1
Warranty
  1. Alpha ESS inverter warranty extensions are available at an extra cost and are redeemable upon installation, terms and conditions apply.

Where are they made?

Approximately 100kW west of Shanghai, Alpha ESS solar battery systems are constructed in Suzhou, China. With a strengthened global reach, Alpha ESS possess strategically located international offices for greater control of localised product support in key regions.

End-users can enjoy the comfort of knowing Alpha ESS is established in the following international regions with registered subdivisions;

  • Europe, Alpha ESS Europe GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Australia, Alpha ESS Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
  • Italy, Alpha ESS Italy S.r.l, Modena, Italy.
  • South Korea, Alpha ESS Korea Co. Ltd, Nohyeong, Korea.
  • Britain, Alpha ESS UK Ltd, Dursley, England.
Alpha ESS Battery Image by Perth Solar Warehouse

What do they cost?

Alpha ESS batteries are a great option for existing solar energy systems or as the primary choice in a new solar power system at the more affordable end of the solar battery pricing spectrum.

Considering most solar batteries value is determined on a cost per kWh basis, greater value can be achieved by increasing storage size. As an example, below, the Alpha SMILE5 10 kWh version costs approximately $1000 p/kWh when 

Alpha ESS battery options:

Model
Size (kW)
Storage (kWh)
Price (from)
Cost p/kWh
Download
SMILE5 1-phase, All-in-one
5
10.1
$9990 1
$990 1
Price List
SMILE5 1-phase, All-in-one
5
13.3
$10990 1
$827 1
Price List
SMILE-T10 3-phase, All-in-one
10
11.5
P.O.A
P.O.A
Price List
SMILE-T10 3-phase, All-in-one
10
14.4
P.O.A
P.O.A
Price List
  1. Retrofit price listed on single-level dwellings with an approved mounting location within 5m of the main switchboard within PSW Installation Zone 1. Additional hardware maybe required at an extra cost depending on the installation type. Additional installation costs may apply (inquire). 

Which is ideal for you?

Firstly understand your power supply. Determine if you have a single-phase or three-phase power supply. Secondly, the system size you require is often derived from your average daily consumption.

Once the power supply and system requirements have be ascertained, understanding your installations ability to accomodate a set number of solar panels combined with your intended budget will assist with solar panel selection.

Alpha ESS SMILE5 by Perth Solar Warehouse

SMILE5

  • 1-phase.
  • 10.1, 13.3 kWh.
  • Lithium-iron phosphate (LFP).
  • On-grid/ backup.
  • IP 65.
  • 10-yr warranty.

SMILE 5. A proven track record of affordable energy conversion and storage ideal for single-phase residential power supplies. Within Australia, the Alpha SMILE5 is now the second highest selling solar battery system on the market.

Alpha ESS SMILE T10

SMILE-T10

  • 3-phase.
  • 11.5 - 23 kWh.
  • Lithium-iron phosphate (LFP).
  • On grid/ backup.
  • IP 65.
  • 10-yr warranty.

SMILE-T10. Why we love it. Three-phase power supplies have been screaming out for an affordable yet respect build quality all-in-one solar battery system. Expected the SMILE-T10 to be available Q3 2021.

Your ideal system selection continued...

The great news, Perth Solar Warehouse has an easier solution. View your ideal Alpha ESS Battery infused solar energy system in as little as 5 minutes flat with detailed products insights, prices and more. 

Don’t spend your time deliberating, get in contact with a Perth Solar Warehouse Tech Support team member who can help match the right Alpha ESS solution to your specific needs. It’s free, instant and straightforward. Alternatively hit us up via the below link.

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Want more?

Compare the all Alpha ESS solar battery against the entire Perth Solar Warehouse product range for price, warranty, design and more within the latest Perth Solar Warehouse digital catalogue.

In a nutshell, we’ve lost count of how many variations we could do with our entire Alpha ESS battery packages. Get in contact via the above link and you’ll be guaranteed the best price for your specific installation. It’s that simple.  

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