Latest inverter battery options in India


Power drives the world today. Gone are the days when people could survive without electricity, today it has become an essential part of our lives. As a result, the demand for inverter batteries has gone up. According to our research, the demand is increasing by three to four times, on average each year.

inverter battery market trends in 2019

Although leading brands in India such as Luminous, Microtek, and Sukam are well known, they may not offer latest technology.

Since there is constant demand for power, people are shifting to solar technology as its economic case has improved. It is making more sense to install a solar system at your home, office, shop etc., especially where power tariffs are high and grid connectivity is poor. So the latest version of an inverter battery customers should consider buying is one which is solar ready. In other words, an inverter battery capable of supporting a solar system, in case a householder decides to install a solar system in future. A solar ready inverter battery will not have a solar panel but would be compatible with one.

This type of inverter battery has advantages:

solar ready advantage

The top 10 inverter battery brands in India, and the best selling products of the top three brands and their solar ready variants are:

top 10 inverter battery brands in India

Customer testimonial

loom solar customer testimonial

Here is a checklist of factors to consider before buying the right inverter and battery for the home:

Power requirement – It is important to know what is the total power requirement or which appliances will run at a time of power failure. Simpler appliances including fans and lights have lesser power requirements than refrigerators or an air conditioning unit.

VA rating of – the VA of an inverter is its volt ampere rating. It is the power supplied by the inverter to appliances. Most inverters are 60-80% efficient. In other words, their power factor is 0.6 to 0.8. The VA rating of the inverter is the power required by appliances divided by the power factor. For example, if a customer needs 550 W of power and average efficiency of the inverter is 70%, the VA rating required would be 550/0.7 = 785 VA. In the market, 800 VA inverters are available.

Battery support – To calculate the capacity of a battery, divide the total power requirement by the battery voltage. For example, if power requirement is 550 W and is required for four hours with a battery of 12 V, the battery size will be 550×4/12 = 183 Ah.

Once a customer knows the size of system required, half the job is done and sets can be purchased from online retailers including Loom Solar, which stocks inverters of various sizes.