AlphaESS is a Chinese manufacturer of energy storage systems focused on residential and commercial markets around the world. ESS stands for Energy Storage System. The company was founded in 2012 and have just moved their headquarters to Suzhou, China – around an hour west of Shanghai. AlphaESS now has over 10 local subsidiaries which provide services to over 50 countries.
After first establishing an office in Australia in 2015, AlphaESS was one of the first companies to jump on board the South Australia home battery scheme when it launched in 2018. They have since opened an AlphaESS battery production facility in Lonsdale, just south of Adelaide where they claim they can produce 1,000 batteries a month.
AlphaESS produce a SMILE series which is directed at the residential energy storage market, a STORION series going up to 100KW in capacity designed for the commercial market and an industrial-scale battery that is manufactured within a shipping container.