With government feed-in-tariffs reducing, is it time to switch to battery and take solar to the next level?
WA recently switched from a REB tariff system to a DEB tariff system to encourage WA residents to invest in solar and become more energy-autonomous.
But solar batteries have had a bad rap recently as high prices have discouraged even the most devoted solar fanatics away from the extra storage.
- Reduce your electricity bills to $0.
- Power your home entirely by the sun and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Avoid time-of-use rates and grid prices altogether.
- Use your solar energy at night.
So, let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons you should get a solar battery.
1. Stop Paying For Electricity
One of the most obvious reasons for getting a solar battery is so that you can reduce your electricity bills.
If you use the majority of your solar energy during the day and switch to stored solar battery energy at night you essentially do not need to buy any extra electricity from the grid and you can reduce your electricity bills exponentially.
2. Solar Batteries Allow You To Use Your Solar Energy At Night
One significant benefit of installing a solar battery is that you can now utilise your solar energy at night!
The excess solar energy that is not used up during the day is captured and stored in your battery for times when your solar input isn’t great, like at night.
Another benefit of the battery is that you can opt for blackout protection! If your street goes dark having a battery that supports blackout protection means that you can still run your home as normal.
There are two types of blackout protection:
- Whole-of-house protection.
- Selected appliance protection.
3. Avoid Peak Hour Electricity Rates By Using Battery
If your energy provider works on a time-of-use rate or ‘peak hour’ rates your electricity price will spike during popular energy use times.
These ‘peak hours’ usually occur during the late afternoon and evenings leaving your energy bill much to be desired.
By using a solar battery you can draw from your solar reserves during these peak times, meaning you can skip these raised rates altogether!
Grid electricity is still partly sourced from fossil fuels. The less reliant you are on fossil fuels the better your carbon footprint will be. By installing a battery you can reduce or entirely remove your need for electricity from the grid.
By utilising only energy generated by sunlight you can actively reduce CO2 emissions by 100 tons within 30 years!
Ready To Install Rooftop Solar and Battery?
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