Battery market driven by installers looking to retrofit

Enphase AC Battery

California-based technology company Enphase Energy has chosen Australia and New Zealand as the first two countries in the world to sell its AC battery

The scalable, modular energy storage system is a key component of the Enphase Home Energy Solution.

The Enphase AC Battery is suitable for any home regardless of the brand of inverters or solar panels used. Unlike other home batteries, an upgrade of the existing solar system’s inverter is not required, meaning existing storage or solar PV systems can be added to.

Enphase Asia-Pacific Nathan Dunn said initial demand will be driven by installers looking to retrofit existing residential solar PV systems.

“Enphase expects the next wave of demand to be driven by new solar PV system owners enticed by the elegance and simplicity of our solution,” he said.

The first shipment of the ordered batteries should arrive in Australia and New Zealand in August 2016.