Home battery storage solutions enable the storage of electricity and are an essential step towards become less dependant on the electrical power grid. In this article, we take a look at the main considerations involved in organising a battery for your solar system. If you’re interested in a solar solution on the Sunshine Coast, contact us to learn more about a high-quality solution by a local company you can trust.
Batteries are a relatively recent addition to the uptake of rooftop solar in Australia. While battery storage has always been useful, bringing products to the market that are affordable, efficient and safe, as well as being sufficiently small, has taken some time. Battery technology is now moving ahead in leaps and bounds, thanks in no small part to the research and development in this area by electric vehicle manufacturers in recent years. Now there are every-superior residential battery storage options emerging as options for Australian consumers.
Batteries have two key benefits:
- Ability to store electricity
- Ability to become less dependant on the power grid.
Solar & Battery Compatibility Issues
Not all solar systems are compatible with all batteries. Depending on the age of your solar system, an upgrade to the system may be recommended prior to fitting a battery. Also, if you install a solar system with the intention of connecting a storage battery in the future, you need to ensure battery compatibility is part of the initial assessment. Discuss your situation with our team – we can let you know the options, and find a solution that will work for you.
Do I Need a Battery?
You can have solar power without a battery. In this case, solar energy is collected and sent to the power grid, with your electricity at home also coming from the power grid. The need for a battery depends on your energy objectives. With a battery, you can store electricity to the extent it is collected by your own solar panels, so you will be less dependant on the power grid for electricity.
Future-Proofing Your Solar
There is more to a solar installation than meets the eye. We’re here to help make the process smoother for you. In addition to battery compatibility, we also help fine-tune your solar to take into account other essentials such as array size, adaptability, energy management systems, timers and EV charging capability. For a complete, future-proofed solar solution with long-term support, contact our team today.
Enquire About a Battery Solution
If you’re interested in learning more about a solar solution or getting a quote, please contact our team. We service Noosa and surrounding suburbs.