Growatt Battery: An Independent Review by Solar Choice

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This Growatt battery review is performed independently by Solar Choice, and has no affiliation with Growatt.

Background on Growatt – Company History

Growatt is a Chinese company that is best known for their popular solar inverters, although they have recently ventured into the solar battery market since 2019 with their first product being the GBLI6531.

They were founded in 2010 and manufactures residential, commercial and large-scale solar inverters. Based in Shenzhen, China, it didn’t take them long to gain a foothold in the inverter market and by mid 2011 they rose to become the country’s top inverter exporter.  They’ve manufactured and shipped over 1.7 million inverters to over 100 countries and regions around the world.  In 2012 they expanded into the Australian market and have an office based in Silverwater, NSW.

According to IHS Markit’s world inverter shipment ranking, they’ve been recognised as a top 3 single-phase inverter brand.  IHS Market is a British information provider that covers a wide range of data from a wide variety of industries from economic forecasting, finance and the solar PV industry.

In 2012 Growatt expanded into the Australian market and have a local office based in Homebush West, NSW.

We’ve gone through an extensive analysis in providing you with informative information for those of you who are looking for an independent Growatt battery review in Australia.

Basics of the Growatt Lithium Battery Options

Growatt offers a variety of solar battery ranges which are suited to the different target customers. See the below table.

Battery Capacity Range (kWh) Currently available in Australia? Compatible with which Growatt Inverters Single or 3-phase
ARK LV 2.56 to 25.6 Yes SPH 3-6K, 3-6KTL BL-UPSPH, SPH BU-UP, SPF 5000ES (off-grid) Single-phase
ARK XH 5.12 to 25.6  YES MIN 2500-6000TL-XH, MOD 3000-10000TL3-XH BOTH
APX HV 5 to 30 Available in next few months MIN 2500-6000TL-XH(single phase), MOD 3000-10000TL3-XH(3-phase) BOTH
ALP LV 5 to 40 YES  SPH 3-6K, 3-6KTL BL-UPSPH, SPH BU-UP, SPF 5000ES (off-grid) Single-phase

Our review focuses on the ARK LV battery and the ALP LV battery which are Growatt’s flagship models for the residential market.

Growatt ARK Series Battery

Growatt ARK LV Battery image

The ARK series is aimed at residential users with a potential storage capacity ranging from 2.56kWh to 25.6kWh. The lithium battery utilizes Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology which is now the most prevalent battery chemistry due to the lower cost construction and benefits in terms of safety.

The batteries are modular in units with a storage capacity of 2.56kWh. Up to 10 units can be connected together to reach the maximum capacity of 25.6kWh which exceeds the requirements of most residential solar systems.

With IP65 protection against dust and water rating, this battery can handle indoor or outdoor installations, although . The working temperature of the ARK LV is -10°C to 50°C so it can handle most Australian environments.

The ARK XH model is designed for residential homeowners with a 3-phase connection. When paired with Growatt’s MIN or MOD series inverter the ARK XH battery can provide power all all 3 phases.

Growatt ALP LV Battery

Growatt ALP LV Battery image

Growatt’s ALP LV series is a slightly larger battery ranging from 5kWh to 40kWh in stackable units of 5kWh. The battery uses the same LiFePo chemistry as the ARK batteries.

This series caters to residential users with larger ambitions in terms of energy storage. A 40kWh battery may also be suitable for a small business or commercial application.

The ALP Series has a slightly higher environmental protection rating of IP66 which is an advantage for outdoor installations.

Growatt Battery Review – Key Features

There are a few features of the Growatt battery worth mentioning:

Remote Diagnosis and Upgrade

When connected to the internet the Growatt batteries in built management system and monitoring portal will enable Growatt’s technicians to diagnose issues without coming onsite. Additionally the batteries firmware can be automatically updated.

90%+ Depth of Discharge

DoD (Depth of Discharge) measures the battery capacity used relative to its overall capacity. The higher the DoD, the more energy you can get out of the battery during each cycle. When assessing your energy capacity requirements you should focus on the usable capacity of a battery which is the nameplate capacity multiplied by the depth of discharge.

The ARK LV battery has a 90% depth of the discharge while the ALP LV battery has a 92% rating. Both of these are comparable with the better options on the market.

How much do Growatt batteries cost?

See the below table which provides an indicative guide based on data from Solar Choice’s Battery Price Index on the cost of installing a Growatt GBLI6532 with different battery capacity:

Growatt GBLI6532 Solar BatteryWholesale Price ($AUD)
6.5kW (1 module)$2700 AUD
13kW (2 modules)$5400 AUD

Please note

  • Prices are recommended wholesalers listed price and including back up box – final price a customer would be quoted depend on the installer’s mark up and installation costs
  • Price estimates does not include any state-based incentives

To give this cost context it is important to balance the cost of a battery against the return of a cheaper power bill. Solar Choice’s solar and battery calculator is a comprehensive tool to understand the financial viability – although be warned, we looked at 48 scenarios and couldn’t find anything that made financial sense.

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Australian warranty terms for Growatt battery

The warranty terms for the Growatt ARK battery series in Australia offer a coverage period of 10 years.

An important aspect of the warranty is its coverage for battery capacity. If the battery’s capacity falls below 60% of its initial usable energy within the 10-year warranty period, the customer is eligible to make a claim. For instance, if a 10.24kWh battery drops to 6.1kWh or less in its 9th year, the customer can file a claim.

Notably, the warranty specifies that the battery must be used with Growatt Storage Devices, which include the Growatt SPA, SPH, XH and SPF inverter series. Growatt emphasizes that their batteries should be paired with a Growatt inverter.

For warranty claims, Growatt’s Australian office in Homebush West NSW, can be contacted at 1800 476 928 (1800GROWATT) or via email This process is similar to the one used for their solar inverter modules.

Review Growatt’s ARK series warranty document here.

Growatt Battery Specifications

  Growatt ARK 10.2L            (4 modules) Growatt ALP LV 10.0L        (2 modules)
Nameplate Capacity 10.24 kWh 10 kWh
Depth of Discharge 90% 92%
Usable Capacity 9.216 kWh 9.2 kWh
Nominal Power 5 kW 10 kW
Operating Voltage 47.2 – 56.8V 46.4 – 57.6V
Charging/Discharging Current 100A 130A
Expansion Max. 10 modules in parallel Max. 8 modules in parallel
Battery Cell Technology Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
Dimensions (W x H x D)



Weight 112kg 88kg
Operating Temperature Range -10 °C to 50 °C -10 °C to 50 °C
Environment Protection IP65 IP66
Warranty 10 Years 10 Years

Pros and Cons of Growatt Batteries


  • Backed by large inverter company
  • Have Australian office in West Homebush, NSW
  • Price friendly, good for residential users.


  • Inverters are Growatt’s primary product and they have smaller battery market share
  • Shorter history as a battery manufacturer than some competitors

Read about home battery government schemes across Australia

South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Australian Capital Territory all currently have a home battery scheme in place.

The South Australian Home Battery Scheme enables eligible South Australian residents to receive up to $4,000 per installed battery.

The New South Wales Home Battery Scheme offers an interest-free loan up to $9000 for eligible households looking to install a solar battery.

The Victorian Government under the Solar Homes Program provides to those eligible, a maximum discount of $4,174 off the battery sale price. The next release of battery rebates is on the 2nd of September 2020.

The Australian Capital Territory Government under the Next Generation Energy Storage program provides a rebate of $825 per kilowatt (kW). An average household with a 5kW system would be eligible for approximately $4,000.

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Reviews from Australians who have installed Growatt Batteries

Rated 4.60 from 5 reviews
26th December 2023
WA - 6210
7kW system

11kw battery. Charge/discharge brilliant. To this review I no longer pay any electricity Bill's. My export pays the daily supply charge and more. The battery lasts all night to run my house. By 9.00 am battery fully charged again. Hot water is a heat pump on timer to run after battery charged. Love the freedom off free energy.

1st June 2023
NSW - 2760
5kW system

It would have been better if the installers stacked the 6 modules on top of one another as instructed but they did two stacks of three for each system. Growatt told me that there should never have been the two systems and then they said 4 modules in one stack and 2 in the other stack. This was the same technical support engineer as mentioned above.

31st May 2023
6kW system

30th March 2023
VIC - 3461
2kW system

Comes with an app that gives you graphed information about the energy which is dead cool.

19th March 2023
WA - 6060
30-50kW system