Varta Solar Battery Cost, Specs & Reviews

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Whether you’re looking for an accessible route into storing excess solar energy or are looking to make your home as self-sufficient as possible, Varta will have a solution for you.

Find out the specifications, benefits and potential costs of the Varta Pulse and Varta Element solar batteries.


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Varta Pulse

Varta Pulse solar batteries are the perfect units for anyone looking for a simple and easily accessible way to store excess solar energy.

There are 2 solar batteries available in the Varta Pulse range, including the Pulse 3 and the Pulse 6. Each model is a compact all-in-one starter kit ideal for smaller homes.

Varta Pulse
Nominal battery capacity 3.3 kWh 6.5 kWh
Maximum AC charge power 1.8 / 1.6 kWh 2.5 / 2.3 kWh
Dimensions (HxWxD) 600mm x 690mm x 186mm 600mm x 690mm x 186mm
Weight 45kg 65kg

After installing one, Varta Pulse batteries can be scaled up to include as many as 5 solar batteries using a Varta link.
While there are some differences between the Vatra Pulse models, there are several similarities, including the warranty period, installation and depth of discharge.

Varta Pulse
Electrochemistry Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide
Mains connection 230 V AC / 1-phase / 50 Hz
Depth of discharge 90%
Installation Wall-mounted
Installation time 30 minutes
System warranty 7 years
Battery warranty 10 years or 10,000 cycles

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Varta Element Solar Battery Specifications
While the Varta Plus solar batteries give smaller homes access to a simple solar storage system, Varta Element batteries are better suited to larger homes looking to be as self-sufficient as possible. With this Varta battery being labelled by the manufacturer as a ‘declaration of independence’ from the energy supplier.

The Varta Element range of solar storage batteries includes 3 models: Element 6, Element 9 and Element 12, each offering a different capacity depending on the amount of solar energy you’re looking to store.

Data Element 6 Element 9 Element 12
Nominal battery capacity 6.5 kWh 9.8 kWh 13 kWh
Maximum AC charge power 2.2 kWh 3.4 kWh 4 kWh
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1,176mm x 600mm x 500mm 1,176mm x 600mm x 500mm 1,176mm x 600mm x 500mm
Weight 115kg 146kg 165kg

Specifications for all Varta Element batteries:

Varta Element Solar Battery
Electrochemistry Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide
Mains connection 400V AC / 3 phase / 50Hz
Depth of discharge 90%
Installation time 60 minutes
System warranty 7 years
Battery warranty 10 years or 10,000 cycles

Not sure which Varta Element to install? The retrofit kit gives you the ability to extend the capacity from 6kWh to 9kWh or 12kWh by adding another battery module.

What are the benefits of a Varta solar battery?

Whether you have a Varta Pulse or Varta Element installed in your home, there are many benefits to these energy storage systems:

  • Increase self-consumption by up to 80%
  • Protection from increases in energy costs
  • Choose from 5 different models to find the most suitable solar battery
  • Designed for a long life
  • Lengthy warranty period of up to 7 years
  • Quick installation of 30 minutes of the Vatra Plus and 60 minutes for the Varta Element
  • Monitor and control the solar energy and storage system using the Varta Smart App

Varta Storage App

The Varta Storage App makes it possible to take control of your Varta solar battery from your smartphone.

  • Anytime control of the Varta solar battery even when you’re not at home
  • Monitor performance of the energy storage system
  • See the level of self-sufficiency in your property
  • Visibility of the weather in your area
  • Available on Android and iOS

How much does a Varta storage battery cost?

The price of a Varta solar battery will vary depending on the model you have installed but the table below will give you a rough idea on the amount you can expect to pay.

Varta Solar Battery Model Potential Cost
Varta Element £5,000 – £9,300
Varta Pulse £3,700 – £6,500

These potential costs don’t include installation, which will be in addition to the price of the solar battery itself. To find the best possible price for the installation of a solar battery, we highly recommend comparing multiple quotes.

Complete our simple online form today to get free quotes from up to 3 MCS certified (or equivalent) solar battery installers based in your local area. Comparing the quotes you receive will give you the confidence that you’re not only getting the most competitive price but are hiring the best person for the job too.


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