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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. ^

* A typical Australian house consumes around 16 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day. This means that a 1-2 kW system could displace 25-40 percent of your average electricity bill. Source: Clean Energy Council

Is it right for me?

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Every year. *Calculated using the Home plan (A1) and REBS buyback rate (if applicable). It assumes 80% of system output offsets electricity use. ^ Source: Synergy solar data and Clean Energy Council data.

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Select your system size.

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What's next?

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequently asked questions

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

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

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

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

Meet our energy experts

Some people are car enthusiasts. Others just can't get enough of collectibles, model trains or volleyball. Our energy experts really love energy. They spend their time exploring, experimenting and learning more about how energy works - and they share what they learn here.

Here's Chris Dowe, energy expert and leader 

Chris loves energy on a big scale. As part of our Synergy team he has worked across a range of projects and locations including Grasmere Windfarm, Kwinana Power Station and even in the Gas Turbines group. He’s always keeping an eye on emerging technologies and is now exploring our behind the meter generation and storage projects.

Chris got his Electrical Engineering degree in South Africa and has worked in the energy industry in the UK and Australia – so it’s no surprise he loves to travel. He’s on a mission to experience the diversity of cultures, people and places out there as much as he can.

He also loves to surf, play guitar and spend time tinkering and creating in his workshop. In fact, his latest project is an attempt to build his own acoustic guitar!

What is a "battery ready" solar system?

The uptake of solar PV for the home has been exponential in WA. In fact, Synergy customers have installed more than 450MW of rooftop solar – that’s the equivalent of a large coal-fired power station. With more than 20% of households embracing what solar PV can do for the home, we are getting lots of enquiries about what’s next for new technology and renewable energy.

Chris Dowe
Synergy Energy Expert

What is Tiering?

In a nutshell, solar panel component tiering was originally created for financial institutions to assess the dependability of the companies manufacturing solar panels for utility scale projects. The measure of financial strength is useful to assess the likelihood they will be able to meet their warranty obligations over 25 years.

Maximising Your Solar Investment

Solar power is a great way to generate your own clean energy at home, however it is important to consider the behaviour changes that will allow to you optimise your savings potential. Check out some of these great tips to ensure you get the most out of your solar investment!

Why total energy throughput is important.

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Comparing the best home batteries in the market.

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What to look for when choosing a good supplier.

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Glossary

Battery

This is an electrochemical device used to store energy for a range of uses – from noisy toys to energy to use in your home.

Tier 1

This is a scale used to rank solar panel manufacturers on their reliability and economic stability. Tier 1 is the top ranking.

Total Energy Throughput

This is the amount of energy a battery is able to provide over its entire design life. It is usually expressed in megawatt hours (MWh).

Cycle

Cycle life is the number of charge/discharge cycles a battery can achieve prior to reaching end of its design life.

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