Home solar systems are growing exponentially here in Australia and around the world, and with so much choice available, it’s hard to know what is suited best to your requirements, especially when it comes to all the extras and add-ons.
Solar batteries are a great example of this; if you have solar panels, do you really need one?
If so why?
Will a solar battery make a difference to your energy costs?
We’ve put together this short post to explain everything you need to know about solar batteries and why they are rising in popularity.
What are solar batteries?
A solar battery is exactly what it sounds like – a battery.
Fundamentally, it’s no different than the batteries in your TV remote control, in your phone, or your car battery.
They all do the same thing, and that is to simply store electricity.
The only difference with solar batteries is, it’s you who creates the electricity that they store.
The energy from the sun is converted to electricity by your solar panels, and then stored in your solar battery, ready for when you need it.
How do solar batteries work?
By using solar panels to harness the sun’s energy and transform it into electricity, you rely less on the national grid and the electricity companies.
This greatly reduces your energy bills, as well as your reliance on the power companies.
The glitch with this is, the electricity you create must be used, otherwise it gets sent back into the grid.
Now this sounds like the power companies are stealing your leftover electricity, but they do give you credits for it, and these are bought back when you need them, like when the weather is cloudy or at night time.
Solar batteries give you the ability to keep the surplus electricity you created, storing it safely in your home, ready to use when needed the most.
So if it’s a cloudy day and the solar panels aren’t producing a lot of electricity, you don’t need to go to the power companies for more, instead, you can use what you’ve saved up in your battery.
If your battery is full, only then does your power get sent back into the grid, or on the other hand, when your battery is empty, only then do you use the grid’s electricity.
Why do you need a solar battery?
If you already have a home solar system, you will probably have seen a huge reduction in your electricity bills.
By adding a solar battery to your system, you can reduce your demand on the grid by a further 75%, saving you thousands of dollars in the long term.
Australians have seen their average power bill double in the last 10 years, and with the cost of traditional fossil fuels increasing, those price increases are only going to continue.
Every year we are seeing new temperature records set, and with those heat waves come power blackouts as people crank up their air conditioners and overload the grid.
With a solar battery, you are protected against blackouts, becoming self-reliant in your power production, storage, and needs.
Types of solar batteries available through us
At Bright Earth Solar, we stock only the very best equipment, including solar batteries.
The Sonnen Battery is ready for connection as soon as you take it out of the box. This means that inside of every Sonnen Battery you’ll find not only the extremely durable battery modules, but also an inverter, an intelligent energy manager, measurement technology and the software to operate it all smoothly.
When used in combination with solar panels, the Sonnen Battery will enable you to use the electricity you created – making you independent from the grid and power company’s price increases. Add to that a minimum lifespan of 10,000 charging-cycles, and the Sonnen Battery will last you for years to come, giving you a great return on your initial investment.
LG Chem Battery
LG Chem have been leading the way in solar battery technology, constantly innovating, improving, and adapting their designs for the average household. The award-winning RESU battery can be used instead of electricity from the grid, or it can be kept as a backup in case of a power cut.
Founded in 1947, LG Chem has served as Korea’s representative chemical company, contributing to the development of the national economy and helping to turn South Korea into one of the world’s technological superpowers.
Become self-reliant when it comes to your energy needs
The world is changing, with governments, nations, and individual people all making the switch to sustainable, renewable energy.
Don’t get left behind in the solar revolution!
Contact us today if you would like to be in charge of your own electricity.
Forget having to rely on the big energy companies who will raise their prices without warning or a grid that overloads every time there’s a heatwave.
If you already have solar panels installed in your home or business, then a solar battery is the next step in saving thousands.
Don’t just create your own electricity from the endless energy the sun provides, but store it for when you need it the most.
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