Battery storage allows you to take excess solar generation and use it at night. Get the most out of your solar energy with a battery storage system.
How It Works
Battery storage allows you to offset the energy you produce during the day to be used at night. Battery storage has a number of benefits:
- Solar energy can be used during peak periods
- Further savings on electricity bill
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Grid independence
- Backup power
A solar PV system with battery storage works slightly differently to a standard solar PV system as shown below.
There are also different types of batteries that you should be aware of:
- DC Coupled Batteries: Batteries which connect to the DC side of the inverter. These batteries have less losses due to AC-DC conversion but require specific compatible inverters. These systems are great for those interested in getting solar and batteries installed at the same time.
- AC Coupled Batteries: Batteries which connect to the AC side of the inverter. These batteries have more losses due to AC-DC conversion but are compatible with any inverter. These batteries are great for retrofitting on existing solar systems.
Batteries come in different capacities, different charge/discharge rates, and different types of backup functionality.
We are more than happy to help you choose the right type of battery storage solution for your home.
Battery storage ensures that you are making the most of your solar. Excess solar that is generated during the day is stored in the battery to cover your household consumption overnight. The amount of household consumption you can cover will depend on the capacity of the battery and the loads of the household.
The higher the battery capacity, and the lower the household consumption, the longer you will be able to cover your night time load.
It is important to understand the order of precedence of where generated solar energy goes in these systems:
1. Household Loads
2. Battery Storage
3. Exported to Grid
What We Do
At Power Saving Centre Canberra we will design, install, and service solar PV and battery storage systems for your home or business. We can retrofit any existing solar system with a battery solution and we are a successful proponent of the ACT Government’s Next Generation Renewables Program which means we can offer subsidies up to $4,174.00 on batteries systems in the ACT.