The installation of home solar batteries is increasingly becoming an attractive and viable option for homes in Australia. The disruptive technology, which is moving faster than expected, is set to revolutionise the way Aussies access electricity-helping more homes to stay independent of the national grid. Solar storage batteries are indeed the holy grail of renewable energy and a significant element to the massive transition from fossil fuels.
The storage revolution is here! and it’s coming to homes across Australia. Home battery storage is looking better than ever - in fact, nearly 21,000 Australian households installed a solar battery in 2017. Both the cost and size of batteries are shrinking, and the variety of makes and models is increasing.
As solar energy installation grows, so does the number of people with questions about their many options. At some point, energy storage system shoppers here in Australia find themselves having to decide between AC battery storage or DC battery storage system. These two approaches are more accurately referred to as AC-coupled battery storage and DC-coupled battery storage.
One of the most frequently asked questions by customers enquiring about solar products is ‘should I add a battery to my solar power unit?’
The Tesla Powerwall is a wall-mounted battery storage system suitable for home or small business use. Its lithium-ion battery pack is rechargeable, supplying solar energy storage for self-consumption, load shifting or backup power. The Powerwall’s electrical interface is provided by an internally isolated bi-directional DC/DC converter governing battery charge and discharge rates for integration with grid-connected solar inverters.
Energy storage technology has been around for decades, but solar batteries used in home solar-plus-storage systems are relatively new to the market. If you’re actively considering battery storage for your own house, we’ve compiled a list of 7 things that will put you well on your way towards making the right decision.
Some common questions about the installation of home and commercial battery energy storage systems.