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Solar Battery Systems Explained

If you’re diving into the world of solar power, you’ve probably heard about solar batteries. But what exactly are they, and why are they a smart choice to add to your home or business solar system? 

Here’s what you need to know about solar batteries, and how they unlock your energy potential.

What is a Solar Battery?

Think of solar batteries as the powerhouse behind your solar energy system. They’re essentially large rechargeable batteries that store excess energy generated by your solar panels during the day for use when the sun isn’t shining, like during the night or on cloudy days.

This stored energy acts as a backup, ensuring you have a reliable power source even when sunlight is scarce.

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Why Are Solar Batteries a Smart Addition to Your Solar System?

With solar batteries, you can store surplus energy generated during peak sunlight hours and use it later when your energy demand is high or when sunlight is limited. It’s like having a reservoir of energy at your fingertips, ready to power your home or business whenever you need it.

Three NSW energy network operators are now charging “two-way solar tariffs” which will penalise households that export too much power from their solar system between the hours of 10am and 3pm.  

Ausgrid is now charging 1.2c/kWh for excess power being fed back into the grid between 10am and 3pm, yet will pay 2.3c/kWh for power fed into the grid during the peak demand period from 4pm to 9pm. A solar battery will allow you to export the power generated by your home solar system to minimise your energy costs.

Energy Independence

The great thing about solar batteries is that you can say goodbye to some or all reliance on the traditional power grid, depending on your overall system and a few other key factors.  Solar batteries give you the freedom to harness and store your own renewable energy, reducing your dependence on fossil fuels and volatile feed in rates.

Backup Power

With a correctly designed solar system and the right solar battery, no more worries about blackouts or grid failures. Solar batteries will help keep your lights on and essential appliances running when you need them most.

Environmental Benefits

By combining quality solar panels and solar batteries, you’re not just saving money, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint.  With clean, renewable energy stored in your batteries, you’re doing your bit for future generations.

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Financial Savings

While there is an initial investment in solar batteries, the long-term power savings are substantial.  By reducing your reliance on grid power and taking advantage of metering programs, you can slash your electricity bills and avoid charges for excess energy fed back into the grid.

Choosing the Right Solar Battery

When it comes to selecting the perfect solar battery for your needs, there are a few factors we consider here at Future Services:

  • How much energy do you need to store? Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), so we make sure you have a battery with enough storage to meet your energy demands.
  • Different battery chemistries offer varying levels of performance, lifespan, and safety. We have done the research to make it easier for you to be matched to the most effective option for your requirements.
  • It’s important to choose solar batteries with robust warranties and long lifespans to ensure reliability and peace of mind. At Future Services, we only recommend and install quality batteries that have been shown to perform and last the distance.
  • Compatibility between your chosen battery and your existing solar energy system is key. We will never supply mis-matched solar panels and solar batteries.
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LG RESU10 – 10kWh Battery

The LG RESU10 is a great entry level solar battery storage system with a throughput of over 30 MWh over it’s lifetime. Storing excess energy from your solar system during the day, it will power your appliances in the evening and keep your lights on in the event of a blackout.

  • 8.8 kWh usable capacity, expandable to 17.6kW
  • Able to be installed indoors or outdoors
  • 10 year performance warranty
Tesla Powerwall
Tesla Powerwall

The Tesla Powerwall is an advanced and reliable solar battery storage system for home or business. Simple to use, the Powerwall will help you optimise your energy usage and minimise your power bills, feeding power back into the grid at times of peak demand.

  • 13.5kWh usable capacity
  • Able to be installed indoors or outdoors
  • 10 year performance warranty
Ready to take the leap into clean, renewable energy?  

Here at Future Services, Sydney, we have a team of solar experts that will match you with a great solar panel and solar battery package.  Contact us today to learn more and how solar batteries can transform your energy future.

* NB. Not all networks support solar battery installation. Contact us for more information.