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If you're new to exploring the world of solar battery storage systems, there's a lot to know. One of the most important lessons to learn is that the upfront cost of the system is not the best way to measure up different products.

Compare battery A

Let’s say you’ve just purchased a 10 kWh battery storage system, with a design cycle life of 3650 charge and discharge cycles. 

** The total energy the battery can deliver is 36,500 kWh. **

Battery A 3650 life cycles

With battery B

Now, let’s say you’ve purchased a 10 kWh battery storage system, with a design cycle life of 6000 charge and discharge cycles.

** The total energy the battery can deliver is 60,000 kWh. **

Battery B 6000 Life Cycles

If both batteries cost the same, you can see the second example is the better value. Of course, it's important to measure the upfront cost against the energy the battery will be able to deliver over it's lifetime. 

Use the total energy throughput to measure up your options

When you’re finding which system suits your needs, it’s worth looking beyond the upfront costs of buying the system and having it installed. 

Comparing the total energy throughput of different systems is a great way to work out the best value for money when you’re choosing a battery storage system.

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Do you know how much could be saving with solar?

The average Aussie household could save up to $706 a year on electricity with a 2 KW SolarReturn system alone. Think about the future size of your bill, with batteries just around the corner.

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