Enphase IQ Battery Australia and NZ

What is the Enphase Energy System?

This video explains the story behind Enphase Energy System which is a combination of microinverters, IQ battery and IQ System Controller providing homes and businesses with backup power.


Meet the NEW Enphase IQ Battery 5P

All-in-one battery backup power. Now with Load Control and PCS Integration

The Enphase IQ Battery 5P, which is a 5 kWh, is AC coupled and can be installed for storing excess solar for when the sun goes down. To use the battery for backup power an Enphase IQ System Controller is installed with the battery. During outages, the IQ System Controller isolates the solar system from the grid and connects the storage.




Modular design allows for easy expansion

Enphase Solar is built on a distributed architecture platform

This modular microinverter design means you can quickly and easily expand your customers system, as their needs grow.

Being a full AC coupled battery, multiple batteries can be installed increasing the storage capacity to suit the customers specific needs now and into the future.

Up to 4 x  IQ Battery 5’s can be installed providing over 20kWh of capacity.

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Front and back Enphase IQ Battery 5p

Enphase IQ Battery 5

The Enphase IQ Battery 5™ all-in-one AC-coupled storage system is reliable, smart, simple, and safe


It has a total usable energy capacity of 4.96 kWh and includes six embedded grid-forming microinverters with 3.98kVA power rating. It provides backup capability and installers can quickly design the right system size to meet the needs of both new and retrofit solar customers.

To find out more about IQ Battery 5™ please click here


Enphase IQ8 – BAT Microinverter

Each battery includes multiple bi-directional IQ™ 8 microinverters to switch energy from DC to AC and back again for safe, reliable operation


So, even if one stops, the battery will continue to operate and keep the lights on.

Learn more about IQ8AC Enphase Microinverters here

Learn more about IQ8HC Enphase Microinverters here

Enphase IQ System Controller

The IQ System Controller senses when the grid goes down and seamlessly transitions the home from grid power to backup power

The IQ System Controller disconnects the grid and powers the backup loads using the IQ Battery system, PV system and the switchboard that houses the circuits that will be powered during a grid outage.

The IQ System Controller has the Smart Switch, the Enphase IQ Gateway, Circuit protection, Power Control and anti-islanding protection as required by Australian and New Zealand standards.

The IQ System Controller communicates with the IQ Batteries wirelessly on the same communications platform as microinverters.

To find out more about he IQ System Controller please click here

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Microinverters can be easily replaced for quick repairs in the field


No need to return the whole battery. Enphase IQ Battery uses the latest IQ 8™ microinverter technology with granular system visibility.

Simplify installations by controlling power output

Power Control Systems (PCS) control the output of one or more power production sources


PCS systems limit current and loading on the busbars and conductors supplied by the power production sources and/or energy storage systems.  PCS can be used for export control as well as offset the need for switchboard upgrades due to excess maximum demand.

Power you can tap into

Enphase Storage is managed by their beautifully designed app, meaning you’re
just a tap away from tracking how much energy has been stored, managing how
much energy is available for backups, and more.

This app allows homeowners to:

  • Monitor system performance from just about anywhere
  • Easily view how much electricity each individual panel is producing in real-time and by day, month, or year.
  • Make Informed choices about how best to use the energy your home generates
  • Contact support, troubleshoot issues, and join the community conversation.
  • With iQ Load Control you can ensure the battery lasts longer in an outage by prioritising and directing power to critical loads.


To find out more please click here


The home of Enphase in Australia and New Zealand

AC Solar Warehouse is the largest Enphase Energy distributor in Australia and New Zealand and we’re ready to help you launch into the Enphase IQ Battery


  • Use our online Enphase design tool to generate a list of materials and to obtain a fast quote
  • Custom built distribution boards to speed up installations
  • AC Solar Warehouse products to reduce time on the roof
  • Installation drawings for manuals
  • Voltage drop calculator to select cable sizes
  • Expert advice is just a phone call away

Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy the Enphase IQ battery?

Solar installers can purchase the Enphase IQ battery from AC Solar Warehouse, Australia and New Zealand’s largest Enphase distributor.  AC Solar Warehouse hold stock in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns and Auckland warehouses.

ph: 07 4028 3979 (Australia)

ph: 09 222 2262 (New Zealand)

Email: sales@acsolarwarehouse.com

When is the Enphase IQ battery available in Australia and New Zealand?

The Enphase IQ battery is due to be available from Q3 2023.

What are the specifications of the Enphase IQ Battery in Australia and New Zealand?

Specification sheets can be downloaded for each Enphase IQ Battery from the online store

Do I need to install a Enphase IQ System Controller with every Enphase Encharge battery?

Yes, it is required to control the whole Enphase energy system, this includes the IQ battery 5P, the backup loads and the IQ microinverters solar arrays.

Which Enphase microinverters is the Enphase IQ battery compatible with?

The IQ battery is compatible with all of the IQ series microinverters (IQ7, IQ7+, IQ7X, IQ7A) and the new IQ8AC and IQ8HC.

Are Enphase Energy IQ Batteries tested to be reliable and safe?

Enphase have an extensive test facility ensuring all products are thoroughly tested prior to release.


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Enphase IQ8AC Microinverter

The high-powered, smart grid ready 1Q8 Series Microinverters are designed to match the latest generation high output PV modules. The IQ8 Series Microinverters has the highest energy production and reliability standards in the industry and with rapid shutdown functionality it meets the highest safety standards.

Enphase IQ8HC Microinverter

The high-powered, smart grid ready 1Q8 Series Microinverters are designed to match the latest generation high output PV modules. The IQ8 Series Microinverters has the highest energy production and reliability standards in the industry and with rapid shutdown functionality it meets the highest safety standards.


  • Email

  • info@acsolarwarehouse.com

  • Phone

  • Australia: 07 4028 3979

  • New Zealand: 09 222 2262

  • Postal

  • PO Box 408, Cairns

  • Queensland 4870

  • Main office

  • 310 Spence Street, Bungalow

  • Queensland 4870

  • Warehouses

    • Brisbane

    • Hemmant 4174

    • Sydney

    • Riverwood 2210

    • Melbourne

    • 14 Sugar Gum Court

    • Braeside 3195

    • Perth

    • Welshpool 6106

    • Adelaide

    • Gillman 5013

    • Cairns

    • Bungalow 4870

    • Auckland

    • New Zealand

    • Christchurch

    • New Zealand


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