Solar systems are providing a lot of benefit to Australians, with cheaper, cleaner, and more independent energy. However, the size of a solar system and battery storage is important to make the most out of the investment.
Thankfully, the experts of Solar System Australia are here to talk you through what you need to consider to find out if this technology is right for you.
A 10kW solar systems with a battery storage unit is a bigger system, suited to fulfilling the energy needs of a bigger household. They can be connected to the grid as a hybrid system or, alternatively, be used to move a lower consuming household off the grid. When it comes to power, this system really delivers.
The Heavy Lifter in Home Solar Energy
A 10kW solar system with battery storage is a solid choice for an installation that promises reliable energy coverage. As a larger system, it offers high yield electricity to draw on in demand, great storage, and an energy independence of 3-5 days to continue powering your home off clean power when there’s minimal sunlight or the grid has gone down.
Most Suitable for:
- Large Families
- Families with Older Children
- Big Energy Using Appliances
- Lower Consuming Households that want to get Off the Grid
- Quarterly Electricity Bills of $800+
- Professionals Working from Home
Sizing Battery Storage for an off grid 10kW Solar System
A 10kW solar battery actually isn’t suitable for a 10kW solar system, despite being the same numbers. You will need at least a 28kWh solar battery for this system, especially if you seek to live off the grid:
- 28-30kWh battery storage will give you a backup source of energy for about 3 days.
- 40kWh battery storage will give you a backup energy source for 4 days.
- 50kWh battery storage will give you a backup source of energy for 5 days.
Living on a 10kW off the grid solar system is a recommendation possibly only for consuming household, as an off-grid system needs to be oversized to the property’s usual daily requirements. Oversizing on an off-grid system gives the benefit of a pool of excess electricity to pull from during peak times, having guests over, as well as for electricity coverage during dark and overcast days.
When it comes to installing a new solar system, these are the factors you should consider:
The size of your solar system is important in determining how much sunlight it can absorb and therefore, how much electricity it can produce for your household to use.
While it may be tempting to opt for the largest or smallest solar system available, it is essential that your property’s roof space can hold and support the installation. You also want to ensure that you are getting the best value with your purchase with the size of your installation, particularly as the price on feed-in tariffs have reduced in recent years.
A solar battery is not essential, but it does add enormously to the convenience and independence of your usage. Solar batteries increase how much clean electricity you can use for your home during the night.
However, as solar batteries are a more recent innovation in the solar industry, they also come at a more expensive cost; costing a little more than what is expected of a solar system. In this regard, owning a solar battery may not be for everyone.
Another decision that you want to make is whether to keep your solar system connected to the grid or move off the grid.
On the grid hybrid systems allow you to use the solar power you generate first, either from your solar panels or solar battery, before using the grid as the last resort. Off the grid systems can also be rewarding. However, with no back up from the grid, they also need to be sized up to 3-5 times your energy requirements to ensure you have electricity stored up for periods of overcast days.
10kWh Solar Batteries
If your budget doesn’t allow for a 28kWh solar battery storage, you may find that a 10kWh is a suitable option to invest in, depending on the solar system you are using or plan to use. Talk to our specialists to find out how suitable your system is for this technology.
10kWh and 13.3kWh solar batteries are often a standard option that’s great for 9 to 5 workers, to comfortably stretch out their solar electricity use into the night. 10kWh solar batteries generally cost between $7,600 – $13,500, depending on the brand and what features it offers.
Find Out What’s Right For You
Besides the 9.9kW solar system we offer at Solar System Australia, which is our closest package to a 10kW system, you can also investigate the other options we provide:
Read more about our residential solar packages here: http://www.solarsystemaustralia.com.au/residential-packages/
Or contact one of our solar specialists by giving us a call on 1800 975 270 or email email@example.com.