Do I need a solar battery?

Most Australian homes are not occupied 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 while the sun is shining, 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.



Losing power is frustrating, and we know all too well how detrimental blackouts can be to home and work life. The best solution to securing energy during a blackout is a solar battery.

A solar battery fitted with blackout protection uses stored energy to run your home when the power unexpectedly disconnects, giving you peace of mind that you can ‘power on’ with everyday activities.

SouthAus Solar Batteries has a solution to suit your individual household needs, offering a large range of leading brands and modular systems. With the analysis of a few key figures from your energy bill and our specialist knowledge, we can help you start saving even more on your energy bills today!

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 onerous 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 overflow or unused capacity.

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.

Your home without a Solar Battery

Your home with a Solar Battery