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Is solar, battery or both right for your home?

SolarReturn could work for you.

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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

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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.

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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The battery size is the storage capacity of the battery, with a usable power output of around 80% of that value. A depth of discharge (DoD) is set for batteries so they’re never fully drained (draining a battery to empty affects its future performance and capacity retention).

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Now that you have an idea of your savings, It's up to you to decide wheather solar or solar + battery is a good fit for you now - or later the track.
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Select your system size.

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What's next?

Add a battery and see how much extra you could save! Batteries allow you to store the free energy your SolarReturn system generates and use it when the sun isn't shinning so you can make a SolarReturn anytime of the day or night.

Let’s add a battery

Select your battery size or storage capacity.

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Where will you put it?

The Fronius (our battery of choice), is unable to be wall mounted due to its size. Totalling around 40kg for the modular unit and around 15kg for each individual battery module, its placement is more safely suited to the garage floor.

Good choice! The Fronius battery is most suited to the garage floor where it’s indoors, secure, unoccupied and has sufficient space surrounding it for ventilation.

Eek…we don’t want it to overheat (or get wet!). The Fronius battery is not weather proof and is unsuitable for placement outside such as near a meter box. To comply with safety standards, the Fronius can only be installed indoors in an uninhabitable, secure place such as an enclosed garage or a well ventilated shed.

This may be okay – as long as your shed is fully enclosed, lockable, uninhabitable and has sufficient ventilation so it doesn’t overheat. It’s best to confirm with our battery experts to see if your shed is suitable.

What do you want it to do for you?

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

What's next?

Now that we’ve given you our recommended system sizes for solar + battery (based on your household), it’s up to you to decide whether you want to go bigger or smaller. Remember, it’s important to choose a system size which is matched to your energy consumption so you can get the most value out of your investment. Bigger isn’t always better!

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It can be quite challenging to tone down energy usage at home. Many Australian households use TVs, computers and appliances on a pretty regular basis. But, with a little home DIY here and there on the weekend, and a committed attitude, you can make your home more efficient.

It’s no secret that Perth is one of the world’s sunniest cities. If you’re inside for most of the working week, you’ve probably spent some time looking outside wishing you could put all that sunshine to good use. Here’s your chance.

"We’ve really embraced Synergy SolarReturn – I’ve got my own power station on my roof. The pricing was right, the timing was right and I was practically impressed with the service. Not only am I producing energy and saving energy – but I’m saving a lot of money as well".

Kevin Eaton
Synergy SolarReturn customer

Choosing your inverter

Deciding which inverter to go with is just like choosing a new car - all the bells and whistles have to be a good fit for you to get the most out of it. There's a few things to think about when choosing a good (we recommend great) inverter for your solar system - and we're here to help you work out which one is the better fit for your home.

Things to think about when choosing a good (we recommend great) inverter

Consider systems that have been designed, built and tested for Australia's tough conditions (and abundant supply of sunshine).

Don't forget... the higher the efficiency rating, the better the return as less energy will be lost during the conversion.


String inverters are like Christmas lights

String inverters (this is our Fronius range)

You know the Christmas string lights that light up as a team – or don’t light up as a team?

String inverters work in the same way. String inverters are the most common type of inverters on the market.

They convert almost all of the energy generated by the sun into usable energy and function in a set as series.


Why we offer Fronius's extensive range of leading inverters

European built to the highest standards but made to withstand our harsh, very sunny conditions

Super efficient with a leading efficiency rating of between 96% and 98% (so they convert almost all energy generated by the panels)

Made to withstand WA's harsh conditions and backed by a 10 year manufacturer warranty plus 5 years extra (if you register online)

Fronius Symo Hybrid

Fronius Symo

Fronius Primo

Fronius Galvo

Best bits

Future proof for battery storage integration - so your ready to enjoy a solar return day and night when you're ready.

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Super flexible, three phase inverter more suited to businesses or larger scaled solar systems up to 20kW.

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Super flexible, single phase inverter that suits more challenging installations like different roof orientations or partial shading.

Best bits

Smaller, single phase inverter for homes who expect to draw most of their energy from the panels instead of the grid.

Inverter capacity

3 - 5kW

Inverter capacity

3 - 20kW

Inverter capacity

3 - 8.2kW

Inverter capcity

1.5 - 3kW

Efficiency

97.6% efficiency

Efficiency 

98.1% efficiency

Efficiency

97.8% efficiency

Efficiency

96.1% efficiency

Integrated wireless?

Yes

Integrated wireless?

Yes

Integrated wireless?

Yes

Integrated wireless?

Yes

Wifi monitoring?

Yes (real time)

Wifi monitoring?

Yes (real time)

Wifi monitoring?

Yes (real time)

Wifi monitoring?

Yes (real time)

Battery ready?

Yes

Battery ready?

No

Battery ready?

No

Battery ready?

No

Warranty

5 year manufacturer warranty (PDF 299kB)

5 year bonus warranty (PDF 116kB) 

Warranty

5 year manufacturer warranty (PDF 299kB)

5 year bonus warranty (PDF 116kB) 

Warranty

5 year manufacturer warranty (PDF 299kB)

5 year bonus warranty (PDF 116kB) 

Warranty

5 year manufacturer warranty (PDF 299kB)

5 year bonus warranty (PDF 116kB) 

 The nitty gritty

Symo Hybrid data Sheet (PDF 1.04kB)

The nitty gritty

Symo data Sheet (PDF 4.81MB)

The nitty gritty

Primo data Sheet (PDF 494kB)

The nitty gritty

Galvo data Sheet (PDF 480kB) (PDF 4.29MB)

Optimised string inverters (our SolarEdge range)

Optimiser inverters offer the same reliable setup as a standard string inverter - but turbocharge your power production with new optimiser technology.

SolarEdge inverters user power optimisers, which are connected underneath each individual solar panel.

They constantly monitor each of your panels, adjusting them to output at their maximum - even when there's shading. 


SolarEdge single phase 

SolarEdge three phase

Best bits

Optimised for bigger performance, with each panel having a power optimiser which is controlled by the inverter. Plus SolarEdge's unique (and award winning) HD-Wave technology is built in, for more efficient energy production. There's also an above standard warranty included. 

Inverter capacity

2.5 - 4.0kW

Inverter capacity

5 - 8kW

Efficiency

97.6%

Efficiency

 98%

Integrated wireless?

 Yes, with real time energy monitoring

Integrated wireless?

 Yes, with real time energy monitoring

Smart meter?

Yes - required

Smart meter?

Yes - required

Battery ready?

No

Battery ready?

No

Warranty 

12 years manufacturer warranty on inverter & 25 years on the optimisers (PDF 220KB)

Warranty 

12 years manufacturer warranty on inverter & 25 years on the optimisers (PDF 220KB)

The nitty gritty

SolarEdge single phase HD Wave data sheet (PDF 228KB)

SolarEdge power optimiser data sheet (PDF 383KB)

The nitty gritty

SolarEdge three phase HD Wave data sheet (PDF 353KB)

SolarEdge power optimiser data sheet (PDF 383KB)

Micro inverters (our Enphase range)

Micro inverters sound cute – and they’re also really clever. They're designed to be installed with an inverter on the back of every panel in order to optimise the performance of every panel and not just the strings of panels. 

These types of inverters can cope in any type of weather condition over a longer time each day. They are better suited for spaces that have shading issues or have panels facing a number of ways.


Micro inverters are cute like puppies

Why we offer Enphase's cutting edge inverters

Comes with the highest output of energy than any other technology - in any weather condition, over a longer time each day

More reliable thanks to each inverter working independently. If one goes down, they don't all go down

One of the safest inverters on the market and backed by a 10 year manufacturer warranty

Enphase S230

Enphase S270

Best bits

Made in the U.S.A, Enphase micro inverters are installed on each panel directly. This means that you get maximum efficiency on each individual panel - no matter your shading situation. You're also set for the future, with battery ready technology. 

Inverter capacity

230W

Inverter capacity

270W

Efficiency

96.7%

Efficiency

 96.9%

Integrated wireless?

 Yes, with real time energy monitoring

Integrated wireless?

 Yes, with real time energy monitoring

Smart meter?

Yes - required

Smart meter?

Yes - required

Battery ready?

No

Battery ready?

No

Warranty 

10 years manufacturer warranty (PDF 137KB)

Warranty

 10 years manufacturer warranty (PDF 137KB)

The nitty gritty

Enphase S230 data sheet (PDF 272KB)

The nitty gritty

Enphase S270 data sheet (PDF 272KB)

"We've had to be mindful of our energy usage to get the most benefit from a battery and solar combination. If you don't modify your habits, the benefit can be very short lived. Simply by doing it smarter and monitoring our Fronius dashboard, we've been able to be 67% self-sufficient on Saturday alone."

Battery storage trial in Perth case study
John Madgen
Synergy Energy Expert

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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Want to upgrade your solar system?

Now that we’ve given you our recommended system sizes for solar + battery (based on your household), it’s up to you to decide whether you want to go bigger or smaller. Remember, it’s important to choose a system size which is matched to your energy consumption so you can get the most value out of your investment. Bigger isn’t always better!

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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.