Find The Genius That
Suits Your Needs

Consider various factors that will help determine the most effective Genius model for your situation.

Key considerations

In order to receive the maximum benefits from the Genius Series battery storage, an informed selection should be made based on the needs and context of the customer. The intended configuration and mode selection need to be considered, though every situation will differ depending on location and power requirements.

  • What do I intend to run powered by my battery system?
    It is important to consider the appliances and essentials that the system is powering, including appliances such as fridges, hot water systems, cooking appliances etc.
  • What is my typical daily power consumption?
    Knowledge of overall power consumption for your home is important for deciding which battery capacities and system modes to use.
  • What size PV (photovoltaic) system do I need to support the Genius system?
    The size of the solar array required to support the Genius system will depend on the battery storage selected and the normal loads of the system.
  • What appliances should I assign as backup and normal loads?
    The Genius Inverter is a hybrid inverter which allows for partial house loads. For economical reasons, appliances such as fridges, lights, some outlets and electrical hot-water systems are prioritized for back-up loads.
Wattage usage averages

Below are examples of average appliance wattages. The left, black wattage is the starting watts. The right, red wattage indicates the running watts. These are useful for simple estimates for the amount of power a household will draw. Wattages will vary based on appliance load.

chart of wattages
Typical energy demand

The graph below illustrates the typical household power usage throughout a day, as well as average solar generation for a sufficient PV system supplemented with grid power. This matches with the self-consume operation mode of the Genius series.

energy demand graph

Typical Household Scenarios

To make an informed decision about the Genius model selected, it is helpful to relate your situation to a common scenario. The table below details a few common scenarios, which are elaborated on in the following sections:

chart of common scenarios
Household A
  • Household A has high daily power usage requirements, and would therefore benefit from a larger capacity battery, such as the 15kW or 20kW Genius Kits. Any of the available modes will suit this household, as long as grid power is available.
  • As the power requirement is too high to maintain operation for an entire day, self-consume mode will maximize savings and utilize the battery effectively.
15kW Genius kit
Household B
  • Household B has average daily power usage requirements, and would therefore benefit differently from both low and high capacity kits. A higher capacity 15kW or 20kW kit will allow for higher savings and potential for off-grid living with a sufficient PV system. Battery priority mode will provide efficient power for a period of time in the case of grid failure.
  • Smaller capacities, such as the Genius 5 and 10kW kits can be utilized in peak-shift mode to increase savings.
10kw Genius battery
Household C
  • Household C has relatively low daily power usage, and can potentially run off-grid with a high capacity kit and a sufficient PV system. Smaller capacity kits will work well with this household in self-consume and battery priority modes when operating connected to the grid.
5kw solar battery

The Next Step

Once you’ve reviewed these key considerations and evaluated your needs, let us know so we can personally help you choose the Genius model that’s fit for you. Systems and configurations will vary depending on your situation, and we’re here to help you determine the best solution for whatever it is.