Batteries

A solar battery functions as a storage system for the electricity produced by solar panels. When sunlight shines on the solar panels installed on your roof, they harness the sun's energy and convert it into usable electricity. This electricity is primarily used to power your home or business, but there are instances when the solar panels generate more electricity than your immediate needs. Rather than letting this surplus energy go to waste, a solar battery comes into play by storing the excess electricity for future use. It is like having a container of stored power that you can tap into during times when solar production is insufficient, such as at night or on rainy days. This way, you can make the most of the energy your solar panels generate and maximise your reliance on clean, renewable solar power.

The lifespan of a battery storage system can vary depending on factors such as the type of battery technology, usage patterns, and maintenance. Generally, battery systems are designed to last for a certain number of charging and discharging cycles, typically ranging from 5 to 15 years. Our experts can provide more specific information about the expected lifespan of the battery storage system we offer.

When assessing if a battery is a good fit for your home or business, we consider the following

  • Energy use patterns – Do you use little energy during the day and substantial amounts at night?
  • Current Solar System Size – is there a greater excess of solar energy not being used and sent to the grid?
  • Grid Reliability – Is your home or business prone to outages caused by poor grid infrastructure or prone to blackouts caused by natural disasters?
  • Available Space – Some battery systems require varied installation requirements as well as protections (ie Bollards) that may take up more space
  • Your Energy Goals – Is your goal to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you have the desire to be energy independent?
  • Budget - Calculate the potential savings from reduced reliance on the grid during peak electricity rates, as well as the payback period for the battery investment.