Is it worth getting a battery with solar panels?

Australia is becoming a hotspot of opportunities in renewable energy. If you’ve committed to adding a solar panel array to your home or business, you’ve already taken a step in the right direction. The next step, installing a solar battery and energy storage system, is one to be seriously considered.

Falling subsidies: With the soaring popularity of solar panel installations, more Australian houses than ever are feeding their unused energy back to the grid. This means many local feed-in-tariff subsidies have dropped substantially, providing less financial incentive to feed back to the grid. We can still save money on our electricity bills by doing so – but not as much as we used to.

Rising costs: Compounding this concern, when the workday finishes and household electricity use hits peak demand, the grid often struggles to cope with the sudden drain on its resources. To accommodate this, energy retailers use time of use (ToU) tariffs – applying different prices at different times of the day, based on demand – to cover the extra cost in managing distribution of supply. This means the electricity you are buying back from the grid at night will cost you more than it used to.

A solar battery is an efficient solution. During daytime hours, when household electricity use is relatively low but energy production is high, a solar battery can store your surplus energy. Then you can set a specific time to use up that energy (like during those peak periods at night) to save you paying ToU tariffs that cost more than you would save.

Gain independence and control. Daily energy storage and discharge needs are unique to each household and business. By giving yourself the opportunity to meet these needs independently, you’ll gain the confidence that comes with choice. You’ll have the security of knowing your battery will keep you running during a blackout, and the satisfaction of reducing your carbon emissions and creating a more sustainable future.

With high efficiency, flexible installation options, and a 10-year lifespan warranty, there’s a compelling case for adding a solar battery to your electricity plan.

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