Under the spotlight: HIVE Solar Battery

Solar battery storage solutions are gaining attention with the Australian public. A right-sized battery can help you lower electricity bills, increase energy self-reliance and maximise the return of solar investments, amongst many other benefits.

Choosing the right solar storage is of the utmost importance. There are literally hundreds of brands, sizes, and models to choose from, so this decision can seem a bit daunting at first. That’s why we’ve put some of the most highly recommended battery brands under the spotlight, to assist making that decision a tad easier.

The HIVE Solar battery at a glance

HIVE Solar Batteries implements cutting edge technology for the use of home solar storage solutions. Using one of the safest battery chemistries available on the market – Lithium Iron Phosphate, extra casing for the batteries and software integration to protect the battery from any potential damage, the HIVE has an all-in-one design.

Pre-engineering and preparation from the factory make this battery popular with installers and homeowners, saving valuable time and minimising the chance of errors during installation. Since the HIVE solar battery is AC-coupled, it is simple and inexpensive to set up to new or existing solar installations, and more efficient at powering high AC loads during the day.

In addition, its flexibility to add on more battery units with actual plug-and-play installation has been highly sought after in the solar storage market. The HIVE battery is a modular solution starting at 2.9 kWh, expandable to 17.4 kWh.

Hive Solar Batteries Modules

Optional blackout protection

HIVE Solar Batteries offer the option to add UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), which is particularly attractive if you live in an area prone to brownouts and blackouts.

– all depending on what circuits it is wired up to.

Although not a standard feature, the addition of blackout protection comes at a minimal cost above the standard installation.


HIVE Cloud monitoring

Hive Solar Batteries AppMost modern batteries offer some sort of user-friendly monitoring solution. The HIVE Solar Battery is no exception, featuring a 24/7 monitoring app, making it simple to stay on top of your usage and your solar generation at your convenience.

Its interface allows you to check real-time profit and access to local technical support. On top of that, free upgrades to the monitoring app are included.

The HIVE Cloud gives you all the information of what is happening with your rooftop solar and battery storage system in an easy-to-understand format.

Features include:

  • Available to use on the desktop, smartphone, or tablet device
  • 24-hour monitoring of your entire solar system and battery
  • Accurate savings in dollar terms
  • Changed feed-in tariff? Simply customise your feed-in tariff on the HIVE Cloud app to update your savings calculator
  • Access to local technical support from HIVE engineers
  • Remote diagnostic software for when a fault is detected
  • Free, remote updates online or via USB


Solar storage is not a one-size-fits-all solution

It’s important to talk to a solar professional when choosing a solar battery. Contact us and let one of our solar battery superheroes help you determine if the HIVE Solar battery is the right choice for your home and your energy needs.

Solar Battery Group has a range of batteries suited to meet even the most diverse requirements.