Every day, more and more Australians are adding home battery storage to their solar power systems. The motive behind this is to store electricity generated by their solar panels for use later on. But with so many home batteries on the market, choosing the right option for you can be a challenge.
What is Battery Storage?
In most Australian homes, a large proportion of the energy produced by solar power panels is sent back to the grid because it’s generated when it’s not needed, i.e. the middle of the day. However, adding home battery storage to a new or existing solar power system allows you to store your unused energy to use:
- At night
- On low sunlight days
- When utility rates are more expensive
- During blackouts
Battery storage is a smart way to offset your electricity costs as you maximise your solar energy usage and minimise your reliance on the grid.