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Your Residential Energy Storage Unit (RESU) is delivered to your home by your Clean Energy Council SPS-accredited installer the day of installation. Installation, set-up and start-up takes about 3-4 hours. These units are so compact that very little area is required - the floor or wall space you need is determined by which unit and combination you have ordered. Compact and streamlined, all LG Chem RESU are only 45.2cm wide and extend 12cm from your wall for the LG Chem RESU 3.3 kWh and LG Chem RESU 6.5 kWh units and 22.7cm for the LG Chem RESU 10 kWh unit and weigh 31kg, 52kg, and 75kg respectively. The LG Chem RESU 7H and LG Chem RESU 10H high voltage units are 74.4 cm wide, extend 20.6cm from the wall and weigh 76kg and 101kg respectively.
Learn more about the LG Chem RESU 3.3 (3.3kWh), LG Chem RESU 6.5 (6.5kWh) and LG Chem RESU 10 (9.8kWh)
Consultation with our experienced installers will help you decide the best location for the battery storage unit. An IP55 rating allows you flexibility for installation location in your home - indoor or outdoor.
If you already have solar panels then the battery installer will connect the battery to your existing system. It is important to know that to install battery storage a battery-ready inverter is required. Battery-ready inverters are often referred to as self-consumption inverters. Many households with existing solar will have a grid-tie inverter which connects your solar system to the grid. Most of these grid-tie inverters will not be battery-ready self-consumption inverters. Installation of hybrid type self-consumption inverters means a grid-tie inverter is no longer required.
Already there are several hybrid inverter options available to the consumer. Inverters matched with the low voltage (48V) LG Chem RESU 3.3, LG Chem RESU 6.5, and LG Chem RESU 10 include SMA Sunny Island, Sungrow SH 5K Hybrid, Goodwe ES-series, Redback SH4600, Ingeteam Ingecon Sunstorage, SolaX X-Hybrid, and Nedap PowerRouter. Hybrid inverters matched with the high voltage (400V) LG Chem RESU 7H and LG Chem RESU 10H include Delta SolarCity, SolarEdge SE, Fronius Symo Hybrid, and SMA Sunny Boy Storage 2.5 AC-couple.
Not all solar installers are qualified to install batteries
In much the same way as the solar industry boomed in Australia 15 years ago, battery storage installation is expected to do the same. Over the next decade, a vast number of households are expected to install battery storage and enter a new era of power management. A large number of businesses across Australia will be contracted to carry out these installations.
So, which businesses and individuals will be doing these installations? Good question.
Naturally, you would assume that the same solar companies and electricians will be doing this kind of work.
Q. Are they qualified to do so? A. In most cases, NO.
Q. Are there any specific qualifications or special skills required for electricians to carry out battery installation? A. YES.
For obvious reasons, it is important that battery installation is done right and new guidelines by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) of Australia seek to ensure the safety of consumers as the energy storage revolution ramps up. These guidelines require all battery installers to hold Stand Alone Power Systems (SPS) accreditation (design and/or install).
Q. Do all solar installers have CEC SPS accreditation? A. NO. In fact, in Australia right now, a surprisingly small number of solar businesses are qualified to install battery storage.
Q. Do all bvim network battery installers have CEC SPS accreditation? A. YES. The Australia-wide bvim network battery installation experts have been carefully screened to ensure that all hold the appropriate CEC SPS qualifications, all have great battery storage knowledge, and all have the battery storage experience necessary to carry out safe and secure installations. We make sure all network installers are kept up-to-date with the latest battery and inverter products, installation technology, and training. Our battery installation experts are well-connected and communicate with us and each other via the bvim technical hotline.
bvim are able to offer you the most competitive battery storage quotes and solar + battery storage package quotes. Of course, there will always be others who are prepared to take shortcuts during the installation to undercut quotes and give you a cheaper price. It is critical that customers appreciate there is a correct way to install batteries and there is a cheap way. bvim have strict guidelines regarding technical training and quality assurance.
Q. Who will you trust to do your battery storage installation?