If you want to make the most of your high-value PV-generated electricity, energy storage via a battery is a great way to go. Battery systems don’t enjoy the same sort of subsidies that solar does in Australia, but there are some financial incentives such as battery system rebates available to help support the purchase of solar batteries.
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.
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 Tesla 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.