Top 5 BESS Brands for Elum Controllers in 2023


The predicted growth of 34% in the BESS sector for 2023 reflects the escalating global dependence on solar energy and its integration with storage solutions. We are on the cusp of a major energy transition, where solar power is quickly becoming essential to all architectural projects. Our analysis below reveals the top 5 BESS brands for Elum controllers in 2023, based on our quotations.
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1. Sinexcel

Sinexcel maintains its lead, accounting for 37% of the projects surveyed. Renowned for their energy internet core power solutions, Sinexcel’s hybrid inverters remain a popular choice, especially favoured in APAC and West Africa. The company’s bi-directional power conversion systems cater to diverse needs, from grid support to microgrids and EV charging stations.

2. Sungrow

Sungrow climbs up the ranks to secure the second spot, garnering 17% of the project quotations. Widely used in Asia, Sungrow’s influence has expanded in these regions, demonstrating its versatility and reliability in diverse environments. The SG110-CX, known for its Multi-MPPT String Inverter capabilities and resilience in harsh conditions, has been notably prevalent in solar projects in Pakistan and Middle Eastern countries.

3. Huawei

Huawei FusionSolar holds 14% of our quotations in 2023. This past year saw the launch of FusionSolar Smart PV&ESS Solution, delivering grid forming, low levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), high reliability, and comprehensive digitalization. In terms of market share, Huawei also stands third with 9%.


ATESS maintains its fourth position but has increased to 10% of our quotations in 2023. Notably, ATESS has unveiled its PCS1000, a 1 MW bidirectional battery inverter tailored for commercial and industrial applications, boasting an impressive 99% efficiency rating as per the company’s claims. Based on our quotations analysis, Atess continues to be the preferred brand within Southern Africa.

5. SMA

SMA sustains its presence within the top 5, with a marginal rise from 5% in 2022 to 6% in 2023. SMA introduced a modular lithium-ion solution tailored for commercial storage applications. Available in two versions with capacities of 32 kWh and 56 kWh, these variants integrate SMA Sunny Tripower Storage X battery inverters, ensuring up to 8,000 complete charge cycles.

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Anticipating the future, we eagerly foresee an upsurge in energy storage projects. This year’s successes pave the way for an exciting trajectory, where energy storage solutions will feature in many more of our projects moving forward. Head to our references page for an extensive view of our past projects and additional insights.

Khanya Gubangxa Content specialist at Elum Energy
Content specialist at Elum Energy

Khanya joined Elum energy in  2022. She has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since then.

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