If you want more energy independence, desire greater savings, or have a high energy using household then including battery storage onto your solar system is a no brainer.
Solar systems in Australia are more affordable than ever before, which is why many Australian homeowners have already invested in this technology for their home. A solar battery will also allow residents to make the most of their solar system. It’s a growing way many are using to build a clean energy network that everyone in their home can use and rely on, whilst making their electricity usage cheaper.
However, with so many options on the market today and technical terms for this technology, it’s pretty easy to find yourself lost as to where to start. We give you the tips and detail all you need to know in our comprehensive guide to your best solar system with battery storage. Complete with packages and pricing estimates!
So, you can get help selecting the ideal solar system for your home, complete with suitable battery storage.
- 6.6kw solar system
- 16 -20 LONGi Solar Panels
- 5kw Solis Inverter
- Estimated 26.4 kWh per day on average
Our small home package is perfect for young couples and families, and small households. It is a system that you can trust for ample power, offering incredible value for money.
6.6kw systems cost between $5,200-$9,200 depending on the products, requirements and work needed to install. With the addition of solar battery storage, this system will cost an extra $7000-$10,000 or between $12,200-$19,200 in total.
- 7.7kw Solar System
- 21-25 LONGi Solar Panels
- 6kW Solis Inverter – single phase
- Estimated 29 kWh per day on average
Our medium home package is great for those that have more energy needs or people living in the home. It’s a great option if you have a large roof space and live in an area that experiences a lot of sun. Soon you may be looking forward to $0 energy bills for some days, particularly with a solar battery, in no time at all.
7.7kW solar systems are generally estimated to cost between $6,900-11,000. A solar system with an added on solar battery will cost an additional $8,170- $12,560 or between $15,070- $23,560 altogether.
- 9.9kw Solar System
- 27-33 LONGi Solar Panels
- 8kw Solis Inverter – single phase
- Estimated 34 kWh per day on average
Our 9.9kw big home package is perfect for larger family homes, and greater appliance usage. Many also find 9.9kw to be a great system to supply the energy needs of a small business. These systems generally cost between $9,800- $14,200 and can come fitted with a solar battery for an additional $10,500 – $16,153. Altogether costing between $20,300 – $30,353 as a complete package.
- 13.3kw Solar System
- 35-38 LONGi Solar Panels
- 2x5kw Solis Inverter – single phase OR 10kw Solis inverter – three phase
- Estimated 50-53kWh per day on average
Our large family home package provides a substantial number of watts to power your home every hour. It’s also a perfect system to install for those that are looking to get off the grid and become solely energy independent. 13.3kW systems demand a lot of roof space to install all the required solar panels.
13.3kw solar systems are usually priced between $15,000 – $22,800. Including a suitable solar battery estimated at $13,020 – $21,701, will give you a comprehensive solar system with storage from between $28,020 – $44,507.
Call our installers for more information for a free solar assessment, so we can offer an exact quote that’s right for you.
Why Invest in Solar Battery Storage?
Solar batteries have become a popular choice for households where most people are out of the house most of the day for work, have high periods of peak energy use, or those that live in locations that experience on and off cloud days.
Solar battery storage opens the possibilities for how you use electricity at home, so that your solar energy is more ready and convenient to use. When you use more solar, you are using less energy off the grid, which gives you better savings down the line.
- Greater convenience
- Greater independence
- Saving money
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
BEST Bang for Your Buck: Feed-in Tariffs vs Battery Storage
Installing a solar battery is not the only way however to profit from the benefits of a solar system, so we recommend that you take the time to ensure the benefits override the cost based off your requirements and that this technology is right for you.
There are two avenues’ people use when it comes to changing their excess energy to extra savings:
- Feed-in Tariffs: With no battery storage and a connection to the grid, your solar panels will send all excess unused solar power onto the grid. All watts sold this way will provide you credits to put against your bill; offsetting and reducing the amount you pay on your electricity bills.
- Battery Storage: You can also divert your excess solar energy into solar battery storage, to be used later. This installation allows you to use your own solar power no matter the time and weather. Once your batteries are charged you can also still send the excess to the grid. It not only makes it more convenient for use but allows you to make the most of your solar panels and potential savings with more self-consumption.
Are they worth it?
Installing a solar battery can quickly become an expensive endeavour. However, when it comes to solar systems particularly, self-consumption is key to incredible savings. Solar batteries therefore provide an enormous benefit by allowing you to use most of the electricity you generate, instead of exporting it to the grid.
Households that have installed solar batteries have seen a boost in their home solar energy use from anywhere between 25% to 80%!
As energy providers are also beginning to pay reduced feed-in tariff rates, the most effective way for many Australian homeowners has become clear: becoming more independent with their solar PV system.
The Batteries we use: Alpha ESS Batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are the gold standard today when it comes to solar battery storage. They offer the best bang for buck with a longer lifespan than other common solar batteries on the market today (lead acid, flow, sodium nickel chloride).
Alpha ESS has a great range of products on offer, but Alpha ESS Smile 5 is a standard package that really delivers –
- Lithium-ion Batteries
- Patented German technology
- Integrated smart energy management solutions
- Quick Plug in Installation
- Self Sufficient Modular Battery
BEST Solar Retailer
When you are looking to invest in a solar system complete with battery storage, it’s important that you find the right retailer. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards, following the CEC code of conduct as a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.
As a result, you can count on a service that follows the best industry practice –
- Electricians focused on giving you the best solutions with honest personalised advice
- Thoroughly informative before and after installation service
- Stocking high quality trusted brands in solar
- Offering solar systems both on and off the grid
BEST Solar Installers
A long-lasting quality installation also requires a team of the adept installers.
Our strong team of solar installers and analysts at Solar System Australia are fully trained, licensed, and qualified to undertake any solar system design and installation. All our electricians are also CEC accredited solar installers, so you can always trust in the promise of a complete quality service.
- Electricians with 12 years of experience
- CEC accredited solar installers
- 10-year workmanship warranty
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