Batteries

Why Should You Buy Solar Batteries for Your Home?

Solar batteries are a relatively new aspect of energy storage that comes as a part of modern solar-plus-storage systems. Investing in solar batteries reaps significant economic advantages for homeowners in certain situations; however, most buyers assume that they are not a financially viable option for them.

Homeowners need to understand that batteries are essential if they want to store their solar energy surplus produced instead of feeding it back into the solar power grid. Solar batteries allow users to optimize solar electricity consumption. Homeowners can easily store the surplus solar power produced and use it when needed.

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What is the size of the Solar Battery That You Need for Your Home?

Develop an in-depth understanding of your energy usage profile to decide the appropriate sizing of solar batteries for your personal use. Use a good energy monitor at home with useful data to access your own needs accurately. It can be daunting to estimate the size of the battery bank for a solar electricity system, especially if you live off the grid. Homeowners need a solar battery system that is big enough to see them through a time of sharing or cloudy days but also small enough to be adequately charged by the solar panels they are using.

Buyers can estimate the size of their battery bank depending on their Amp-hour needs. However, they must consider the inverter size, daily energy consumption, days of autonomy, and battery bank capacity as well. After estimating the size of the battery bank and the solar array, select a charge controller.

Finally, to find out the total number of batteries you need you to need to consider the wiring requirements of the installation. Keep the goal of the configuration that optimizes target AH and voltage. The wiring components in a circuit are often categorized as parallel and series. In a series type of configuration the battery voltages add up, but in the parallel type of configuration, the current adds up. It's a common practice to combine series and parallel connections to produce the voltage, and AH that is required.

In the end, it's essential to realize that for solar power systems, HVAC loads can rise during temperature extremes. At other times, home dwellers may use more electricity than anticipated, and without reserves, it may be a problematic situation to cater to. solar-plus-storage systems must be designed in consideration with proper surge capacity and depth of discharge.

Surge capacity allows a solar battery to handle high-draw loads. Appliances like air conditioning units, refrigerators, and microwaves consume multiple fold electricity during startup. They need ample surge capacity to operate. Depth of discharge (DOD) on the other hand refers to how deeply a battery would discharge, or drain, without any compromises on longevity. A high DOD solar battery means zero reserve electricity for the startup loads of big appliances or days with decreased solar power generation. Solar evaluators often recommend sizing the solar power system for twice the true amp-hours determined.

How Much Do Solar Batteries and Their Installation Cost?

The price of solar battery storage can range anywhere between $800 per kWh and $2000 kWh, according to how much energy needs to be stored, the geographical surroundings, and backup needs. Additionally, it depends on how much solar power you generate, how much you use, and what your end goals are.

Moreover, with home installations, the price of solar batteries also include installation costs that vary with the installer you opt for.

Solar storage can be categorized into

  1. Integrated battery storage
  2. Battery ready solar system

The total price of storage depends on the capacity needed and any additional features such as backup for cases when the grid is down or even home automation.

How to Assess a Solar Battery for Its Quality?

The way a consumer pays for their electric utility charges dictates whether they will save money uses a solar plus storage system in their homes

  1. Capacity

    The amount of energy a solar battery can store is usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). The nominal capacity depicts the total amount of energy that a battery can hold, on the other hand, the usable capacity is how much of it can be used, after factoring in the depth of discharge

  2. Depth of discharge (DoD)

    Most solar batteries need to hold back some charge at all times to avoid any damage. DoD is the amount of energy that can be used without accelerating battery degradation.

  3. Power

    The maximum power that a solar battery can deliver at any given moment is essential when it comes to assessing the prowess of a battery. However, it's equally important to note that the burst of power can usually be sustained for short durations.

  4. Efficiency

    Figure out how much a battery will store for every kWh of charge put in.

  5. Total number of charge and discharge cycles

    This number depicts the number of cycles of charge and discharge that a battery can perform before its lifespan ends.

  6. Ambient Temperature Range

    Solar batteries are temperature-sensitive and operate within a fixed range, and it's essential to know the spectrum if you face temperature extremities in your geography.

  7. Round-trip Efficiency

    Round-trip efficiency marks the difference between the amount of energy used to charge the battery and the available amount of energy. Buyers find that a higher round-trip efficiency is more economical. Ideally, look for a round trip efficiency of around 80%.

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Does a Homeowner Save Money by Using High-Quality Solar Batteries?

The way a consumer pays for their electric utility charges dictates whether they will save money uses a solar plus storage system in their homes

  • Some Australian states allow solar power buyers to benefit from the cost-saving of lower utility bills but also credit monetary benefits to them when they supply surplus power back to the grid. Homeowners can then leverage this credit in scenarios when they need more electricity than the amount being produced by their solar installation. In such cases, solar power users reap the same financial benefits from the electric grid as they would from installing a solar battery
  • In other states, electricity utilities are hiking rates to project solar power generation as a smart investment option for homeowners. It is the homeowners dwelling in such geographies that can save money using solar batteries.
  • Moreover, in areas where electric power utilities command time-of-use(TOU) rates, the per-kWh rate will fluctuate by the time of the day. In such cases, homeowners end up paying a hefty price for consuming electric power during peak hours, when the overall demand for electricity is high. In such cases, typically electricity rates are low during daytime when individual electricity consumption is low and solar panels are most productive. Homeowners can mitigate the ills of TOU system of payments and save money using solar batteries saving electricity to be used during peak hours.
  • Sometimes, residential electricity customers are charged demand charges i.e. a fee that changes based on how much electricity a consumer uses. Demand charges vary depending on how much electricity is bought during peak hours when the overall demand is high. These charges also depend on the total amount of electric power consumed by a user over a billing cycle. Homeowners living in such areas benefit from installing solar batteries which allow them to omit high fees and store solar energy instead.
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Solar Batteries: The Concise Buying Guide

  • Installing a solar battery in addition to a solar system is the cheapest alternative and saves up to 10% of the cost
  • Research about the State Governments introduced solar rebate programs that help cut the cost of solar batteries by thousands of dollars. For example, Queensland offered households either a $10,000 interest-free loan for a solar battery system or a $3000 subsidy for a battery system for a short duration in 2019. In 2019, New South Wales also rolled out a large loan scheme, offering $14,000 no-interest for solar-battery systems.
  • If you are considering buying a solar panel that advertises the flexibility of adding extra panels later on, see if you have enough space on the roof to install additional panels, and also if your solar panels will be available in the future.
  • Lithium-ion batteries are typically the most common type of solar batteries used in Australian homes today. Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO, or LFP) solar batteries present a low risk of thermal runaway, i.e. these batteries are not damaged by overheating or overcharging. However, they feature a lower energy density. Lithium-ion batteries promise several thousand charge-discharge cycles and can be discharged slowly. They work well in a wide range of ambient temperatures.
  • Lead-acid batteries are used for larger-scale storage. This kind of battery needs development and price reductions to be competitive enough in the market

Why Buy Solar Batteries from National Solar Company?

The natural solar company offers its customers the most reliable, unique, and cost-effective system plus storage solutions for residential establishments. We have built a basic and straightforward home energy storage with high-tech equipment. Australian households want to leverage solar batteries to cut down on the cost of traditional power consumption. We offer cost-effective still quality home battery storage systems

Reach out to our friendly battery experts for customized assessment and advice on the best solution for your home. Even if you plan to install a solar power system now and a solar battery, later on, think long term and invest in our battery-ready solar panels that fit your roof entirely. We offer an easily upgradeable solar power system to all our patrons. We also offer batteries that are easily compatible with the solar power system. We help our customers with positioning and wiring of solar batteries.

Leverage cost benefits, hefty savings as well as government subsidies with our advanced solar power batteries, inverters, and panels. Natural Solar company pledges to be a one-stop-shop to cater to all your solar installation needs in Australia. Reach out to our solar experts today!

BATTERIES

Convert your excess solar energy into cash in your pocket Store energy when the sun is shining. Use it when it's not. Adding a battery maximise the value of your solar system investment. You can store excess solar energy generated during the day to be used at night. If your solar system generates more than the battery can store, it will be exported to the grid for maximum return on your investment.

WARRANTIES

  • Local Australian Warranty
  • Up to 10 Years of Warranty period
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