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Why battery storage?

One of the dilemmas facing homeowners and businesses is whether to invest in solar batteries, especially with the backdrop of increasing energy and gas costs. Solar batteries are truly remarkable. These cutting-edge devices can seamlessly enhance solar power systems, providing numerous benefits for maximizing the efficiency of your system.

If you are pondering the value of investing in a solar battery, this article is for you. We will explore the advantages of solar batteries, highlighting the compelling reasons to consider this renewable energy solution and focusing on the top solar battery systems on the market.

Excited to learn more? Let’s dive in.

Solar Battery: Definition and Functionality

A solar battery serves as a storage system for solar energy, complementing existing solar power setups. It can be integrated during the initial installation of solar panels or added later.

Working alongside solar panels, these batteries store surplus energy produced during peak sunlight hours. Instead of wasting this extra energy, the solar battery stores it for future use, making it valuable for: Providing backup power for homes or businesses during power outages and generating exctra income by selling excess stored power through participation in a Virtual Power Plant program.

Consider Your Energy Usage Patterns for Home Battery Benefits

It’s important to assess your daily energy consumption patterns to determine if a home battery can be beneficial. Ideally, utilizing the energy generated by your system in real-time throughout the day is most efficient. That said, peak solar generation occurs during the day when many of us are at work, or out and about. Home batteries enable storing excess daytime energy for evening usage, enhancing self-consumption and reducing grid power reliance. Optimal savings occur when consuming self-generated energy, but if daily production falls short, charging the battery from the grid during off-peak hours can be a cost-effective solution. By charging the battery during off peak times and using stored power during peak tariff times, you’ll maximize savings!

Does size matter?

Choosing the appropriate battery size depends on various factors such as the size of your solar power system, your overnight energy consumption, and the need for backup during blackouts. If you plan for future energy needs like owning an EV (Electric Vehicle) or upgrading to an all electric home, consider that as well.

For optimal savings on electricity bills, it’s advisable to invest in a battery that can be regularly charged and discharged to the recommended levels. This ensures excess solar energy is stored daily and utilized efficiently later on. Consider potential changes like transitioning to electric heat pumps or adding more PV panels for a growing household.

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Tesla Powerwall.

BACKUP PROTECTION: Powerwall is a battery that stores energy, detects outages and automatically becomes your home’s energy source when the grid goes down.

INDUSTRY LEADING TECHNOLOGY: With the Tesla app, you can monitor your home’s energy production and consumption in real time.

MODERN & COMPACT: With easy installation and a minimalist design, Powerwall complements a variety of home styles. The compact, all-in-one construction features versatile mounting options for indoor or outdoor spaces.

Enphase IQ Solar Battery.

LOAD CONTROL: Turn power-hungry appliances on and off from the Enphase App to save your charge during an outage.

INDUSTRY LEADING WARRANTY: Enphase IQ Batteries are covered by a 15-year limited warranty up to 6,000 cycles.

LOW VOLTAGE, HIGH SAFETY: Enphase IQ Batteries operate with low-voltage DC power, avoiding the dangers that come with high-voltage DC power.

Sonnen Solar Battery.

QUALITY GERMAN DESIGN, MADE IN AUSTRALIA: Experience cutting-edge European aesthetics and technology backed by reliable local manufacturing in South Australia

10-YEAR WARRANTY: A long-term solution requires long term protection, so safeguard your investment with Sonnen’s 10-year battery warranty

ACCESS TO SONNENCOMMUNITY: Enjoy the added benefit of membership to Sonnen’s own energy-sharing network

In summary.

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