Do I need a solar battery?
Most South Australian households are not home during the day and therefore use more energy in the evening. The biggest issue that solar homeowners have faced in recent years is the frustration of generating solar energy during the day, and then having to buy the same energy back from the grid in the evening at a considerably higher rate.
A battery stores the excess energy that your system generates in the day, ready to use at night. This means that your solar can power your home during the day and your battery can power your home in the evening. Dramatically reducing your dependence on the grid.
What’s the right battery solution for me?
Solar batteries come in varying sizes and brands, so choosing the right one for you can seem like an arduous task. Remember that battery storage isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. The size of your solar panel system and the amount of energy you use will determine the right capacity for you.
The capacity of a solar battery refers to how much power it can store, but bigger doesn’t always mean better for battery size. There is no point in having a 5-litre bucket if you only have 1 litre of water to carry. The same applies for solar batteries, we match the size of the battery to the amount of power you generate; safeguarding against copious over-flow or wasted space.
The right battery capacity will see you getting a return on your investment sooner. Alternatively, if you are thinking of adding to your solar panel system in the future, you can opt for a modular battery which allows you to increase the battery storage size as your system grows.