It looks like Tesla has another competitor when it comes to whole-home battery storage for solar setups. Anker is entering the scene with impressive-looking Solix LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries that offer a modular approach to powering your home. Not only can you relieve some of your dependency on the grid but you can upgrade as you need it.
This doesn’t come at much of a surprise given that Anker has driven itself deep into the battery and charging market, providing solutions for everything from mobile devices to travel (camping, etc). With solar expanding faster than ever, we are bound to see these kinds of companies rise up to add some competition to the mix.
Since it is modular, you can build the system out to your needs vs adding one or two giant batteries. Simply stack them up as needed based on your consumption rate or add more as you expand (depending on how long they manufacture the series, of course).
It is capable of providing between 5 kWh and 180 kWh worth of stored energy. Making it great for virtually any size of home or situation. This may make investing in this system more affordable given the brand as well as the fact that it is much easier to multiply by 5 for a more specific personal requirement vs something like Tesla’s Powerwall batteries that offer 13.5 kWh each. Also, Powerwall batteries can be wired together inline but not nearly stacked. Allowing the Anker Solix system to be more appealing to the eyes no matter where they are installed.
Anker’s batteries will be compatible with its own solar panels it plans to offer, but will also support other systems as well. This may also end up being a major selling point compared to some of the completion. It will be coming sometime next year and there isn’t a price just yet. But if the company wants to make a splash, it will price it under what’s out there now. Because the price of these systems is what keeps many users away from adding batteries to their solar setup. You can read more via the company’s product page.
Feel free to use the comments below to share your own opinions. If it was priced well and easy to get your hands on, would you consider Anker for your solar setup?