About Solar Batteries
Solar batteries are innovative devices that store excess electricity generated by solar panels for later use. These batteries work in conjunction with solar panel systems, allowing homeowners and businesses to harness and store the energy produced during daylight hours for nighttime or times of high energy demand. By storing surplus energy, solar batteries provide a reliable and sustainable power source, enhancing energy independence and reducing reliance on the electrical grid. With the ability to maximise self-consumption of solar energy and optimise energy usage, solar batteries are revolutionising the way we harness and utilise solar power.
The Role of Solar Batteries
Solar batteries, often referred to as energy storage systems or solar storage batteries, are essential components of a modern solar power setup. They play a crucial role in enhancing the efficiency and reliability of solar energy systems. Here’s a closer look at their functions and benefits:
One of the primary functions of solar batteries is to store excess electricity generated by solar panels. Solar panels produce the most electricity during sunny daylight hours when energy demand is often lower. Without storage, this surplus energy would go unused or be fed back into the grid. Solar batteries capture this excess energy and store it for later use, such as during the evening or on cloudy days.
Solar batteries provide homeowners and businesses with a degree of energy independence. By storing energy, they reduce reliance on the electrical grid, especially during peak demand periods or power outages. This added resilience can be invaluable in areas with unstable grid infrastructure.
Solar batteries enable users to maximise self-consumption of the electricity their solar panels generate. Instead of exporting excess energy to the grid and earning a feed-in tariff, users can use this energy themselves. This can lead to significant cost savings by reducing the need to purchase electricity from the grid.
In regions with time-of-use (TOU) pricing, where electricity costs vary throughout the day, solar batteries can be programmed to discharge stored energy during peak rate periods. This strategic use of stored energy can result in even greater savings on electricity bills.
Grid Support and Stability
Solar batteries can also provide grid support services. In some cases, surplus stored energy can be fed back into the grid during periods of high demand, helping to stabilise the grid and reduce strain during peak usage times.
By storing excess solar energy and reducing the need to draw from the grid, solar batteries indirectly contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This aligns with the broader goal of combating climate change by promoting clean energy usage.
Solar Batteries in Canberra and Beyond
In Canberra, where sunlight is abundant, solar batteries are a must. You can benefit from the combination of efficient solar panels and advanced solar battery technology to ensure a steady and reliable power supply, even during adverse weather conditions.
The Future of Solar Energy
As solar technology continues to advance, the integration of solar panels and batteries is expected to become even more widespread. These innovations not only make renewable energy sources more accessible but also help create a more resilient and sustainable energy infrastructure. By capturing, storing, and utilising solar energy efficiently, solar batteries are revolutionising the way we harness and maximise the benefits of solar power, ushering in a greener and more energy-independent future.
How Batteries Work
When solar panels produce more electricity than is immediately needed, the excess power is stored in the solar battery.
The solar battery charges and stores the excess energy for later use, typically during periods when solar production is low or when energy demand is high.
Why Use Batteries
There are several compelling reasons to consider using solar batteries as part of your solar energy system:
Energy Independence: Solar batteries provide the ability to store excess solar energy generated during the day for use during the evening or when energy demand is high. By storing and utilising this stored energy, you can reduce your reliance on the electrical grid and increase your energy independence.
Cost Savings: Solar batteries allow you to offset high energy costs during peak demand periods. Instead of purchasing electricity from the grid when prices are high, you can rely on the stored energy in your battery, saving you money on your energy bills over time.
Solar Battery Products
- Tesla Powerwall is a fully-integrated AC battery system for residential or light commercial use. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack provides energy storage for solar self-consumption, time-based control, and backup
- Usable Energy Capacity – 13.5 kWh
- Warranty – 10 years
Sungrow High Voltage LFP Battery
- High Performance – 100% usable energy, 30 A continuous charging and discharging current.
- Easy Installation – Compact and light, single person installation, plug and play, wire-less connection between modules, seamless integration with hybrid inverter
- Usable Energy
- Warranty – 10 years
SolarEdge Energy Bank 10kWh Battery
- Maximised system performance, gaining more energy to store and use for on-grid and backup power applications
- Includes multiple safety features for battery protection at all times
- Usable Energy Capacity – 9.7kWh
- Warranty – 10 years
Solar Batteries Rebates and Incentives
The ACT Government Interest Free Loan
The ACT Government’s Interest-Free Loan Program, part of the Sustainable Household Scheme, aims to support residents in making sustainable upgrades to their homes. This program provides interest-free loans to eligible homeowners to finance the installation of energy-efficient and renewable energy systems, such as solar panels and energy storage solutions. The loans are designed to assist residents in accessing affordable financing options for sustainable home improvements, ultimately reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
TESLA POWERWALL 2 INSTALLATION IN HOLT ACT
The successful installation of the Tesla Powerwall battery by Select Electrical reaffirms their expertise in delivering reliable renewable energy solutions. The customer’s glowing review, praising the staff’s professionalism and dedication to customer satisfaction, reflects Select Electrical’s commitment to providing top-notch service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use solar batteries with my existing solar panel system?
Yes, solar batteries can be added to an existing solar panel system. However, compatibility and proper integration should be ensured, send us an enquiry for a free consultation.