Solar panels generate the most power in the middle of the day between 9am and 5pm. However, the average Australian consumes the most energy in the early mornings when getting ready for work, and in the evenings when returning home. Home battery storage works by storing your excess solar for your use when the sun isn’t shining, ensuring you aren’t wasting those much-needed sun rays generated during the day.
The addition of battery storage allows you to use more of your own self-generated energy and reduce your need to purchase energy in peak periods, saving you money on your power bill, and reducing your carbon footprint.
Batteries can be added at the same time as rooftop solar, and a hybrid system that combines a solar inverter with battery storage can be the most efficient and effective way to do this. Alternatively, you can add a battery to an existing solar system, to take advantage of storing the energy you already produce.
Home battery storage also provides you with more resilience when it comes to your energy. If you experience a grid outage, or live in an area where the grid can be unstable, having home battery storage means you can feel secure in your home with the ability to power your key appliances even when the grid goes down*.
*When backup circuit is connected, and battery energy is available. Appliances selected at the time of install.