A question our energy advisors get asked regularly is which energy solution is better, Growatt or Givenergy. As two of our most popular brands, it makes sense that our team get asked this question a lot.
In this blog, we will take a look at the Givenergy energy vs Growatt battery debate, and analysis to see which system is superior. So if you are considering a Givenergy or Growatt solar panel installation then make sure to read on!
About Givenergy Systems
Givenergy is a British Owned Battery Storage Manufacturer, determined to create products guaranteed to save homeowners money on their energy bills with solar.
Their product range includes battery storage solutions of 2.6kWh, 5.2kWh and 9.5kW, and both hybrid and AC-coupled inverters. Givenergy also has released a range of solar PV accessories, such as smart plugs, a voltage optimiser and soon to be realised a solar-compatible EV charger. In order for their customers to increase their return on investment.
The Main Advantages of Installing a Givenergy vs Growatt System
One of the main selling points of choosing Givenergy over Growatt, is the fact it is a British Owned Manufacturer. Whilst Givenergy used to be a completely British Brand, as the company has grown it now has facilities in Ireland, Australia, and China. Whilst still maintaining a base in the UK. The company is now also part of the JMHing group.
The Givenergy battery range has been designed to work seamlessly with smart tariffs. Any Givenergy battery system can be controlled automatically to take advantage of Plunge Prices for smart energy tariffs such as Octopus Agile. This also your battery storage system to take advantage of Plunge Pricing, and charge from the Grid even at times when the price per kWh is negative! Whilst you can still charge from the grid when you have a Growatt battery installed, you do have to set the charge/discharge times manually. This can be especially tedious if you are on an agile tariff such as Octopus Agile. However, is easier to set for fixed time-of-use tariffs such as Octopus Intelligent.
Check out our Tech with Temi video tutorial on our Youtube channel for how to force-charge your Growatt battery from the Shinephone app.
As a UK-based company, Givenergy has been praised for its amazing tech support. They typically reply to emails within 24 hours. They also offer an online knowledge base for guides and extra information, a community forum, online server information, and free webinars for installers.
Whilst Growatt does have a Technical support team, they usually deal with solar installers directly, rather than customers. However, as Platinum Growatt Installers, the team here at Deege Solar have a great long-term relationship with their team, which makes solving technical issues also a breeze.
If you are looking for a seamless app user experience, then a Givenergy system might be the better option for you. Compared to Growatt, the Givenergy app has been praised for being more user-friendly. In fact, it’s even been voted by our team the Most User-Friendly Solar panel monitoring app. As specialists in software design, the GivEnergy monitoring portal and app offer one of the most advanced and powerful UK energy platforms. However, both softwares are in constant development, so there is always room for improvement, and unlike hardware it is something that can be changed.
AboUt Growatt Systems
Growatt offers a large range of both commercial and domestic energy solutions. Through the GroHome smart solution, UK homeowners can find everything they need to capitalise on their solar energy usage. From three-phase inverters to the Growatt EV Charger and groboost+ immersion diverter, the Growatt product range is well equipped. Growatt offers a range of battery storage solutions. From 2.56kWh of storage modules to 6.5kWh at a competitive price.
The Main Advantages of Installing a Growatt vs Givenergy System
As a globally recognised brand, Growatt have received numerous awards. Including: Global Number 1 Residential Inverter Supplier and Global Top 3 PV Inverter Supplier.
Unlike Givenergy, Growatt is a global distributor, with over 43 representative offices worldwide, 1.7 ender users, and over 180+ countries with Growatt installed. Whereas Givenergy was founded in 2018, Growatt was founded in 2011, and has 12 years of experience on a global scale.
As a market-leading company, we have never had issues with stock availability from Growatt, whereas Givenergy’s supply has been more unreliable as a rather new company. In 2022, there were major delays in installation dues to a lack of stock availability, from which a lot of our customers lost confidence in the brand.
Unlike Givenergy, Growatt is a Growatt is able to not only use its global workforce to deliver innovative solutions but to also provide high-quality products at an affordable price point. In comparison to Givenergy, when it comes to storage Growatt work out around £10 per kWh cheaper to purchase.
Growatt’s product range offers faster charging and a larger discharge rate through its XH series. Unlike Givenergy, Growatt’s XH batteries can have a discharge rate of 6kW, whereas the Givenergy battery discharge rate is only 3.6kW. This means if you have a high demanding home, with the Growatt XH series you will be able to run your hob and oven from your battery alone. However, a Givenergy battery system will still require support from the Grid due to the high load.
In addition, this means that you can charge your battery faster from your time-of-you tariffs, leaving a few hours remaining to plug in your car too!
The Final Verdict on Givenergy vs Growatt
When it comes down to the Givenergy vs Growatt debate, there are a variety of factors to consider before choosing your winner. Whilst Givenergy offers a smarter solar battery, with better software and support, Gorwatt is a larger better established brand with a higher discharge rate that it is hard to say no to. One thing is for certain, both Givenergy and Growatt are excellent solar options.
If you are a UK homeowner, looking to install a Givenergy or Growatt battery or system, call our installation team today on 01322 479369, or by clicking the “Enquire Now” button to discuss your options further. Our award-winning solar panel installation team are both Givenergy and Growatt-approved installers so you can expert nothing but expertise.