ITP's Battery Test Centre, five years and 26 batteries later

Lessons learned from 5 yrs of independent testing

The residential battery energy storage market is young, but its consumers want products that will live to a ripe old age. In the beginning, there was only the caveated assurances of battery manufacturers. Now there is freely available, independent test data and reporting.

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June 17, 2021

Recognising the importance of residential battery storage in the Australian energy system, ARENA supported ITP Renewables’ Battery Test Centre with a $1.29 million ARENA grant, under its Advancing Renewables Program.

The Battery Test Centre conducts longitudinal performance testing of conventional and emerging battery technologies with the aim of independently verifying claims made by manufacturers about the performance, installation and operation of battery packs, and to disseminate the results to the public.

An article sharing key insights and lessons learned from five years of longitudinal battery testing, supported by The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and being conducted by ITP Renewables, was recently published by One Step Off the Grid. The article was written by our Engineer and Battery Test Lab manager, Ishpreet Singh Chawla.