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Deciding whether to invest in solar power panels, or solar storage can be a little overwhelming. As a starting point, why not use our simple solar power calculator to find out how much you could save with a solar system which should help you decide if solar power, battery or both are right for your home.

SolarReturn could work for you.

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  • Battery size of {{result.KWHSystemBattery}}kWh

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Is solar, battery or both right for your home?

How much energy you use each day will help determine the right system size for your property. For example, the average household of 2-3 people in Australia consumes around 18 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day. ^

 

Is it right for me?

Save up to:
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Every year. *Calculated using the Home plan (A1) and DEBS buyback rate (if applicable). Does not take into account any concessions or rebates.. It assumes 60% of system output offsets electricity use. ^ Source: Synergy solar data and Clean Energy Council data.

This is the storage capacity of the battery, with a usable value of around 80%. A depth of discharge (DoD) is set for batteries so they’re never fully drained (draining a battery to empty affects their ongoing capacity retention).

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Est. payback:
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Select your system size.

Based on your household size, you would receive the most benefit from:

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What's next?

We’ve partnered with Solargain to give you access to specialised expertise and quality products for your solar needs. We’ll still manage your electricity account as usual, but Solargain will handle every aspect of the solar installation process for your home. When you request a callback you’ll receive a call from a member of Solargain’s solar team.

Add a battery storage solution

Households similar to your's have seen extra benefit from an energy storage solution. Here's our recommendation
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Frequently asked questions

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Technically, yes – but practically, no. Or at least not yet. Batteries which are built to store solar energy are not currently designed to allow you to go off grid. To be fully self-sufficient and disconnect from the grid entirely, your solar PV and battery system size would generally need to much larger to ensure it works properly across all seasons. Find out more

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A battery will generally help you to reduce your energy bill. The energy your solar panels generate using the power of the sun is free and the battery will make the most of the way you use this free energy. Changing the way you use energy will have a positive effect on your overall savings. Find out more

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Maybe for a few hours. A battery can’t generate electricity, it can only store it. If there is no other generation source (e.g. solar, grid or diesel generator) and your battery has been depleted, it can’t provide power until it has been recharged. Find out more

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Yes, you can! This is one of the main benefits of installing a battery system. During the day, your solar panels can generate energy and your battery stores any excess generation you may have until it is fully charged (at battery capacity). Find out more

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This is enough to power a 5 kW wall mounted air conditioner unit for {{selecteAirConHours}} hours.

Frequently asked questions

icon_solid_solarpanels

Technically, yes – but practically, no. Or at least not yet. Batteries which are built to store solar energy are not currently designed to allow you to go off grid. To be fully self-sufficient and disconnect from the grid entirely, your solar PV and battery system size would generally need to much larger to ensure it works properly across all seasons. Find out more

icon_solid_smart_tariff

A battery will generally help you to reduce your energy bill. The energy your solar panels generate using the power of the sun is free and the battery will make the most of the way you use this free energy. Changing the way you use energy will have a positive effect on your overall savings. Find out more

icon_solid_fronius-inverter

Maybe for a few hours. A battery can’t generate electricity, it can only store it. If there is no other generation source (e.g. solar, grid or diesel generator) and your battery has been depleted, it can’t provide power until it has been recharged. Find out more

icon_solid_fronius_battery

Yes, you can! This is one of the main benefits of installing a battery system. During the day, your solar panels can generate energy and your battery stores any excess generation you may have until it is fully charged (at battery capacity). Find out more

Get started here...find out how much a solar solution will cost.

Synergy no longer provides solar power systems for residential customers.  If you would like to receive further information on a solar solution, enter your contact details in the below form and we will refer your details to our trusted supplier Solargain. For customer service enquiries about an existing solar system supplied by Synergy, please contact us on 1800 453 021.

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We'll take in to account your consumption history, location, usage patterns and how much you currently pay for electricity. A quick chat to better understand your business needs - will help us figure out if you will or won't better off with solar power.

Find out how much a SolarReturn energy package for your home will cost...

A few details about your home, plus a quick chat to better understand your needs - will help us figure out the best energy solution for you.

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  • Just call 1800 453 021  - Monday to Friday between 8am - 5pm (excluding public holidays)
  • We may ask you a couple of questions about your energy usage - it helps to have a copy of your bill close by.