- Battery technology and the range of solutions’ available have been evolving rapidly in recent years. The development of Lithium-ion technology presents significant increases in performance, longevity and efficiency over conventional battery technology.
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- We offer a custom design and turn key service for both off-grid and grid tied solutions to suit your individual requirements.
Integrating a battery facility into a Solar system is an effective way to maximise the benefit from your Solar generated energy because it allows the home owner to capture surplus energy generated during the day that is not immediately used by the home, which would otherwise be exported for a credit. Because the value of an exported kWh of energy to the grid is less than what its costs to purchase that same kWh from the Grid in non-productive evening hours, this is the best way to maximise the financial return from your investment in Solar.
In many cases the most important benefit is to provide an emergency power supply in the event of a Grid failure. All of which provide a significant benefit to the home owner.
Adding batteries to a system incur some extra investment, however cost in the battery sector is steadily becoming more affordable as more industry effort is focused in this area, but with the significantly longer lifetime (& warranty period), and higher yield of energy from new technology, the return on investment makes this a more viable proposition.
There are now a range of scalable battery solutions’ available. These are essentially a modular solution that allow the home owner to invest in a modest size battery facility, and this flexibility enables you to test the return on investment before committing to larger system, or simply to spread the capital investment over a period of time. This may also occur for example, if your average daytime consumption decreases, or if you choose to expand the size the rooftop array, thereby generating more surplus energy.
Many of our clients choose to future proof for battery integration by allowing at the outset for a Hybrid inverter that has the functionality above a normal String Inverter to manage a battery facility, so that they have the option to integrate batteries in the future when they choose to do so.
OFF GRID SOLUTIONS
For homes that are completely off the Grid, batteries are essential. In these circumstances a more significant investment in batteries is required as it provides the main source of energy supply in no-productive hours – but by going off-grid, you will never pay a power bill again!
In any off-grid situation we consult with the client to fully understand the energy demands of the home to be able to customise a battery solution to best suit your individual requirements as there is no one size fits all in these cases, and we want to ensure we propose the best solution for reliability and cost effectiveness.
Please contact one of our Solar team to discuss options.