PRE RELEASE. Unlike many opinionated reviews, the Solar Review Battery Assessment Criteria compares the Varta Pulse Neo Battery against the industries best known specifications.  The result, a solar battery review with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  


Make and model:  Varta Pulse Neo Battery.

Variants:  3.3 / 6.5 kWh.

  Battery-Cell Type, Scalability.

  Ingress Protection.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the Varta Pulse Neo Battery should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right solar battery for any given installation. This content has been built using the Solar Review Battery Assessment Criteria 1.0 based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 


Design is what defines a particular solar batteries versatility, base chemical makeup, and verification of defined parameters to assist greater value through innovation and advancement. 

Varta Pulse Neo Battery data sheet >

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Pulse Neo - Design
  • NMC (Nickle Manganese Cobalt).
  • AC Coupled.
  • On Grid.
  • Inbuilt Inverter.
  • Up to 6 scalability options.
  • No awards listed.
  • CE certification.
  • IP 33.


It’s great to have the ability to store excess generated solar energy. However, just how much of your energy is lost during the energy storage to usage process? Get to know a solar batteries round-trip efficiency.  

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Pulse Neo - Efficiency
  • 90.6% round-trip efficiency.


Performance in more ways than efficiency alone. How does a solar battery perform within its intended environment and in adverse conditions? The key specifications not often at first thought.

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Pulse Neo - Performance
  • Min temperature range of -5°C (23°F).
  • Max temperature range of +30°C (+86°F).
  • Weight per kWh: 10 kg (22 lb).
  • Depth of Discharge 90%.
  • Operating humidity 80%
  • Max altitude 2000m


As guarantee obligations can often be shielded by installer incompetence, should a solar panel manufacturer define an adequately trained installer network with a complimentary warranty extension (added end-user benefit), such guarantee has been considered as a base warranty more likely of adhering manufacturer installation specifications.

Important: A manufacturers obligations under guarantee will be obsolete if the solar battery is not installed to manufacturer specifications. Use an authorised installer.

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Pulse Neo - Guarantee
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Parts & service warranty.
  • 4,000 cycles.
  • Authorised installer network with no additional end-user benefits.


All well and good having the greatest technology, but what if that technology is simply out of reach for most? Adversely, the cheapest product may lack essential capabilities expected by many end-users. Put price into perspective. Affordability is where price and technology come together to help determine value. 

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Pulse Neo - Affordability
  • Superior technology score (3.2).
  • Approximately $992 per kWh USD ex.


The below overall assessment for the Varta Pulse Neo Battery solar battery is broken up into two final scores.

  • Overall technology ranking; the average of design, efficiency, performance and guarantee (for those less concerned about price).
  • Overall ranking; the average of design, efficiency, performance, guarantee and affordability. 


Pulse Neo - Overall
  • Design 2.6
  • Efficiency 3.0
  • Performance 3.1
  • Guarantee 4.0
  • Technology 3.2
  • Affordability 1.8

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How was the score for the Varta Pulse Neo Battery calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Battery Assessment Criteria V1.0 >


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