Are Household Solar Batteries Safe? 

At Redback Technologies, of the most common questions we get asked is “are household solar batteries safe?”  

The short answer is yes, the batteries used to store the energy produced by your home’s solar system are generally considered safe. However, not all batteries are the same and if you’re looking to add a battery to your home solar system, there are some differences that you should be aware of.  

As many may have heard, last week saw a large fire burning at the new Victoria Big Battery plant. While it is true that there are several risks associated with batteries, such as fires, toxic substances and even electrical harm, it is important to note that not all batteries are the same, and the batteries you install on your home do differ from the ones at the Victoria Big Battery Plant. 

Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are made from a non-toxic, non-flammable battery chemistry and are considered the safest battery option on the market right now. At Redback Technologies the safety of your home and family is our top priority. That is why we use Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries in our Redback Home Battery Storage Solutions. 

The Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries used in Redback Smart Home Battery Systems will not combust or burn even if damaged or short-circuited, they are more chemically stable than other types of batteries commonly used and can withstand high temperatures without decomposing.  

Redback works with certified and qualified partners to ensure that every system is installed in a safe and fully operational manner. Our experienced local technical support team is available to our installation partners and customers if there are questions or concerns. Since all Redback systems are connected to the Redback cloud, we can use real-time telemetry data to identify any issues early and make sure they are resolved quickly and effectively.

Redback systems are built tough. They are designed and tested to withstand Australia’s harsh conditions. This means we only use high-quality and highly durable materials such as steel and aluminum for our enclosures. The robust design and materials allow for Redback systems to be installed outdoors as well as indoors and protect the system from becoming a risk due to physical impact. 

The combination of safe battery chemistry, high-quality enclosures, and installations being performed by professional technicians means that Redback smart home battery systems are not only exceptionally safe for your home, but for the environment too. 

Redback Technologies – power you can trust. 

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