Solar + batteries
With the steadily rising cost of electricity, more households are considering adding a battery to supplement their solar system.
There’s a lot to learn for current and potential solar PV households pondering the battery equation such as how to be battery-ready when the time’s right to add storage.
Economically, solar systems without batteries are generally very worthwhile. Adding a battery will enhance the solar bill savings, but the battery’s high cost generally means that it’s not ‘worth it’ for most households. An exception is where your battery’s cost is heavily subsidised, or installed as part of a Virtual Power Plant.
Use our Free Solar and Battery Advice Calculator to estimate bill savings and payback times for a solar system, both with and without an energy storage system.
With rapidly increasing demand due to increasing energy prices, there has been an explosion in the number of ready-to-use energy storage systems available. We take a look at the options available.Read more