Solar Battery Storage
Solar panels are now the hype when it comes to home improvements. With the skyrocketing energy prices, and South Australia bearing the highest power hikes, it is no wonder that discerning home owners are now making a home solar system a priority.
Solar panels used to be an optional upgrade for a home but no longer. A well planned and executed solar system could shave over 70% off your power bill – depending on your usage pattern. And if you invest into a solar battery to store up unused electricity, you could even go completely off grid.
Solar panels will allow you to generate electricity in the day time, when the sun is out. If you have more people home in the day consuming power, then a solar system will benefit you much. However, your household consumes power mainly in the night, then you will need a solar battery.
A solar battery is can be connected to your home solar power system to store up unused daytime capacity (measured in kWh). If you do not have a solar battery, any excess capacity beyond your day time consumption is sent back to the grid. Energy suppliers like Origin and AGL, will pay you a small token for that feed-in. It’s called a feed-in tariff. Not bad, but not a lot.
Many home owners prefer to store up the excess capacity and use it in the night. And a solar battery will allow you to do that.
There are many brands of solar batteries in the market. And the prices can vary significantly – especially depending on make. Solar batteries made in China generally are the cheapest, and scales up to models originating from USA, UK or Japan. Korean brands have also recently picked up some market share, offered at reasonable prices.