Installing solar panels on your roof tap to tap into the unlimited energy from the sun is one of the best ways to lower your power bills and help the environment. According to the federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australia has the highest uptake of solar globally. Around 30 percent of homes had rooftop solar PV by the end of January 2022.
That is more than three million rooftops of solar PV installed across our vast continent. Quite a few of these households also have solar batteries – many supplied and installed by Solar Systems Pty Ltd – to store the excess energy for use during night-time when there is no sun. Another alternative is to direct the excess electricity during the day into the grid.
What Is Solar Energy?
Solar panels take the protons from the sun’s rays before turning them into direct current (DC). This has to be converted into alternating current (AC) so that your household appliances can be powered. This is done with the use of an inverter. These are all important things to remember when you are planning to install solar panels in your home.
The extra energy from your solar panels needs to be stored and used at night when power is needed more. A rechargeable solar battery can be installed so that you are able to use this to power some of your appliances with the balance of power coming from the grid. Even if you have solar panels, you need to be connected to the grid because, invariably, most households use more energy at night rather than during the day. So, when is the right time to install batteries in your solar system? Let’s find out!
Choosing Solar Batteries
Having a solar battery makes sense if you want to store the excess solar energy to later reuse and also reduce your carbon footprint. This will mean less dependence on fossil fuels which generates more than half the power in Australia. However, solar batteries are not cheap though they are less costly now than some years ago. You have to check whether a solar battery will be the ideal choice for you, as this depends on your home consumption and requirements. You have to do the calculations taking into account how much you could save and see if a solar battery is worth the cost in the long run. You can always contact a reputed solar panel supplier and installer like Solar Systems Pty Ltd for advice to check if solar batteries are what you need.
Our experts will be able to sit down with you during our free consultation and work out your energy demands, the electrical appliances you use etc, and provide you with some options so that you can make an informed decision. The good part of solar batteries is that you can install them during the initial solar panel setup or you can add it later. Remember that you may have to install an extrasolar inverter to support your solar battery. Your solar panel retailer will be able to advise you on this. This could add to the cost of your new solar battery, which generally has a life span of between five to 15 years.
The Solar Power Batteries We Supply
Solar Systems Pty Ltd offers the Tesla Powerwall and Alpha ESS Smile 5 Battery. Both are highly reliable and will fulfil their requirements. Our experienced technicians will first evaluate your home requirements before recommending which is the most suitable battery for you. We have different payment methods and will also advise you on any government rebates on batteries. We help you to make the right decisions at the best market prices.
Here Are Some Of The Services We Offer:
- Solar system monitoring
- Site assessments for system design
- Entire maintenance, repair, and upgrade if required.
- Grid-connected solar power solution
- Battery-connected, off-grid solar power solution.
If you are still not convinced that you need solar panels or solar power batteries, please call our friendly team on 1800 975 270. We supply free quotes. Our after-sales support is very impressive, and you are also covered by our rock-solid warranties.