Solar Batteries for the Home
With electricity prices continuing to rise and homeowners becoming more conscious of running costs, the uptake of battery storage systems in Australia is expected to quickly grow. Unfortunately there are currently no government rebates or incentives for installing a solar battery system.
Inspire Energy first started battery storage in 2012 in the off grid space and have moved our expertise into grid interactive hybrid solutions that are becoming more and more popular in the market today ensuring that your solar battery solution is designed and installed by personnel who are experienced in the technology and not experimenting and learning the ropes on your property.
Significant Electricity Savings
Investing in a solar battery system for your home can help you save more money on your electricity bills, compared to just installing solar alone. Rather than exporting your excess solar energy to the grid for a small feed-in tariff, your solar battery will store any excess electricity, allowing you to use it later in the evening, when your solar PV system is not generating any electricity. This will greatly decrease the amount of electricity you’re required to buy from the grid at full price, resulting in significant savings.
Installing a battery at your home or business lessens the amount of energy you will need to buy from the grid. This decreases your reliance on the grid and major energy retailers, giving you more energy independence.
Backup Power in Case of Grid Outages
In some cases, it’s possible to install your home battery storage system to provide your home with backup power. This gives you the convenience and flexibility of always having electricity, regardless of what’s happening on the grid.
Mitigating Power Intermittency Caused by Solar PV
While solar PV systems produce electricity steadily and predictably throughout the day when the sun is shining, if there is cloud cover or any sort of climate disruption, solar electricity output for an entire region can fluctuate unpredictably, requiring other generation plants (typically coal and gas) to be brought quickly online to meet demands.
This can cause a lot of stress and strain for the grid. Common adoption of home battery storage systems would mitigate the impact of this problem, using the stored electricity of their own batteries, rather than the grid, to make up for any power shortages. Widespread uptake of batteries could also help to manage unintended voltage level fluctuations, helping current grid infrastructure have a longer life.
State of the Art Technology
Installing a battery bank means your home will be able to take advantage of future regulatory changes which will allow households, small businesses, and community groups to trade rooftop solar generated electricity between each other. Investing in a battery will allow you to store your excess solar electricity, and selling it to neighbours for more than the gazetted feed-in tariff rate, effective bypassing major energy retailers.
Tesla Certified Installers
Inspire Energy are proud to be Tesla Certified Installers. This means our team is trained by Tesla to install Powerwall 2 and adhere to strict quality, permitting and inspection requirements.