Over 2 million Australian homes have made the switch to solar with more households installing solar every day. We’re one of the largest adopters of solar energy here in Australia and our push for energy independence is growing.
As a rooftop solar system converts sunlight into energy to be used by your home, any excess energy produced gets fed back into the electrical grid. Combining a solar battery with a standard solar system allows you to store this excess energy produced to be used at a better time.
How do solar batteries work?
Solar batteries work by storing energy produced by your solar panels to be used later like in the evening or morning when your panels aren’t producing any electricity. The higher your batteries capacity, the more energy your battery will be able to store.
As an added bonus to having an additional energy source available at your home, some solar batteries also offer short-term backup power for your household in the event of a power outage. When you install a storage-battery fitted with blackout protection, a household can operate independently from the grid to utilise the power stored within the battery allowing you to keep your key appliances running.
How does a solar battery save me money?
Solar panel systems generate their power during the day when the sun is shining brightest. This is great for solar households however often leaves some people unaware that they will still be paying for their energy usage in the evenings and mornings, which is quite often when the bulk of a household’s power is used. It is quite often the case that this electricity you pay for from the grid will cost several times more than what you get for feeding solar excess back into the grid. Combined with Government incentives, there’s never been a better time to install a solar battery. To find out more about the advantages of solar batteries contact us on 1300 40 41 42.