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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?

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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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Select your system size.

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What's next?

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Battery storage might not be right for you just yet because customers with system sizes below 5kW generally don’t reap the most rewards from installing a battery. Still keen to see the difference it could make? Just add a battery.

Let’s add a battery

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

Battery solutions to add to your solar solution

The best way to make the most of your solar investment could be to use as much of your solar energy as you can during daylight hours – or store it using battery power to tap into when the sun goes down.

Find the right battery solution for your home

Choosing to add a battery to your home involves a significant investment of money – and you need to make sure you meet all the installation and safety criteria. It’s important to have expertise you can trust to help you find the right solution to match your energy goals.

Request a quote

Home battery technology

Lithium batteries are the most popular option for home batteries, as they can charge and discharge at a high rate. These are also known as one of the safer chemical combinations and able to handle a range of climate conditions.

Unlock the value of your solar system with a battery

If you already have a solar system – or you’re thinking about getting one – then you could add a battery as another tool to help make the most out of your system.

Top tips when considering a battery

  • Some manufacturers put a lot of emphasis on the ‘cycle life’ of a battery but it’s important to look beyond that for the true cost of your system.
  • As your battery gets older, the amount of energy you can draw from it will gradually get lower. This means an older battery, even when it’s fully charged, just won’t have the same amount of power it used to. 
  • When you’re comparing batteries, look for total energy throughput. This appears as megawatts per hour, which is the amount of energy your system can store and use over its cycle life. 

Get more tips on finding the right battery system

 

WA’s battery power in action

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Alkimos Energy Storage Trial

See what Perth’s future might look like with this community-scale battery trial.

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This is an Australian-first utility-scale battery trial happening right here in WA.

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