Why Install an Energy Storage System?
No longer a thing of the future, energy storage systems are now a reality and the exciting journey to complete energy independence begins in homes like yours. With the arrival of this technology, we can expect to see a major shift in the way we meet our energy needs and how utility providers integrate grids with energy storage systems. If you’re a homeowner, you can start taking advantage of the benefits energy storage delivers in a number of ways.
Optimise Your Solar Power
There’s a huge gap between what homeowners pay for energy and what they receive when they sell the excess solar energy produced during the day back to the grid. With the arrival of energy storage systems, homeowners will be empowered to store the excess energy they produce and use it at peak times when energy costs are at their highest. This increase in solar energy self-consumption significantly improves the returns of investing in a solar power system.
Slash Energy Costs with Peak Shaving
Energy providers’ time of use tariffs charge a premium for energy used during peak times while charging lower rates at off-peak times. With an investment in a home energy storage system, homeowners will be able to slash their energy costs by purchasing and storing energy when it’s cheap and using that power at peak times when they would otherwise be charged a premium.
Backup Power Delivered
Energy storage systems can deliver backup power in the absence of grid energy so that essential loads, such as fridges, lights and medical equipment, can still run in the event of an outage. This is ideal for households in remote areas or areas in which power outages are commonplace.
Energy Storage System Types
There are three main types of home storage systems – AC Coupled, DC Coupled and Hybrid. While retrofitting is possible and each offers benefits and drawbacks, we encourage those purchasing a new system to opt for a hybrid inverter, for direct battery connection now or in the future. Speak to one of our consultants to decide which system best meets your needs.