REASONS FOR HAVING A BATTERY
With ever increasing electricity prices and decreasing battery prices it is becoming more common for us all to use batteries to reduce the cost of the electricity bills.
This can be achieved by the various methods below:
STORING SOLAR POWER TO USE ON DEMAND
The power collected from your solar installation that you sell back to the grid is purchased by the energy retailers at a fraction of the resale cost. Battery systems will allow you to store that power and use it when you need it. Putting more money back in your pocket .
OFF PEAK PRICES FOR PEAK TIME POWER
By charging the battery bank during off-peak rates and using your the stored electricity during peak rates, you’ll end up saving a lot of money on your electricity bills. This can be achieved with or without the addition of solar panels.
BACKUP POWER WHEN THE GRID IS DOWN
A Battery installation can be designed in such a way that The power from your solar array or even directly from the grid can be stored in a battery and used in the event of a power failure. This can be for convenience, medical or financial reasons. This Is ideal for those in remote properties or communities.
DECREASING YOUR RELIANCE ON GRID POWER
Installing a battery bank reduces or even eliminates the amount of energy you’ll need to buy from the grid. This reduces your reliance on the grid giving you more energy independence.
I will however caution anyone on disconnecting from the grid entirely as it is one of the most reliable backup power sources
BEING READY FOR BATTERIES
Battery systems for the home or workplace can be retro fitted to any existing solar installation . However it is recommended to anyone installing a new solar installation to purchase a Hybrid inverter. This will allow for future direct battery connection. Reducing the cost of adding battery storage at a later date.