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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!

Change my solar system size
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

Getting connected to the grid

Just like any investment you make at your home, the installation process can take some time. Good news is, we've made the process simple and we handle everything from your initial quote to switching your new system on.  

From start to finish, the installation process for your solar system or battery can take up to three months.

This depends on a number of factors including how long it takes to get council and Western Power approvals.

Here's a quick guide to the steps involved in the process.

1. Get a no commitments quote
(we'll call you back within 1 business day)

You can take the first step today and request for a quote. We’ll then call you to crunch the numbers and work out a package that is best suited to your unique energy needs.

2. Get connected
(this may take up to 30 days for approval)

Once you’ve accepted the quote, we’ll organise for any site visits to firm up design, send your application to Western Power for approval to connect to their network and make sure that your meter is compatible for SolarReturn.

3. Get installed
(as fast as possible)

Following Western Power approvals we’ll tee up a convenient time for your system to be installed. If we need a deposit, we’ll send you all the details before the installation.

4. Maximise your savings
(every day)

As soon as your SolarReturn system is up and running, it's now time to start enjoying the savings from SolarReturn.

Tell me more about REBS

Great news! if you're eligible, we'll also buy back any excess energy you export back to the grid at 7.1350 cents per kW (unit) exported back in to the grid (exclusive of GST).  Available to residential customers, non-profit organisations and educational institutions that have a solar system between 500 watts and 5kW.

Learn more about REBS

FAQ

Do I need local council approval to install solar?

This varies depending on your individual circumstances. It’s best to double check with your solar installer and local council before proceeding with a solar power system.

What to expect on installation day

You've done the research, obtained a quote, confirmed a supplier and decided to progress with installing solar PV for the home. The next step is to book in a date for the team from Synergy to come and install the solar panels. Read on for a run down of what you can expect on installation day.

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What you need to consider

Purchasing solar elsewhere? We'll still take care of the connection and any eligible rebates

If you’ve bought your solar system from somewhere else, we can help you with your connection and apply for any rebates. You’ll need to contact us to get a reference number so you can then apply to Western Power to connect your system to the grid. When you call us, please have a copy of your Synergy bill, your solar system size and your installer's contact details handy. We'll give you a reference number in one business day.

Apply to Synergy to start the process

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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 business and energy usage - it helps to have a copy of your bill close by.