Nobody enjoys paying for electricity. Harnessing one of the world’s natural resources, the sun, for your electricity needs allows you to get the most out of Australia’s cheapest and cleanest form of power.
Adding rooftop solar to your home allows you to generate power during the day while the sun is shining, which you can use in your home or sell back into the grid. To maximise the benefit of your self-produced solar energy and to save the most on your power bill, you should set appliances such as washing machines and pool pumps to run during the day while the sun is shining.
When the sun’s not shining, such as in the mornings or in the evenings when most Australian households consume the majority of their energy, you will still need to buy your electricity. Unfortunately the cost for electricity you pay for is generally more expensive than what you can sell your excess power for.
Home battery storage allows you to save the excess energy your solar system produces throughout the day. This means that you can have access to your own, self-generated energy, even when the sun isn’t shining.
Utilising more of the energy your system is already producing will help you reduce the amount of energy you need to buy from the grid. By maximising your self sufficiency you can dramatically reduce, and in some cases entirely eliminate your electricity bills.