Solar power is a smart addition to any home.
But installing solar power means you have to consider your lifestyle.
While solar panels and an inverter will generate energy for use during the day…
You’ll need a solar battery if you’re household is busier of an evening and night.
Is your family at work during the day?
If so, your solar installation may require a solar battery.
Do you run a business or own a farm?
You might also benefit from having a solar battery for solar energy storage.
Investing in a solar battery will help you reduce your energy bill for night time hours.
How many years do solar batteries last?
A solar battery is a bit like a regular rechargeable battery.
This means you can use solar battery again and again, without depleting it.
Solar batteries are built to have a long lifespan.
For example, the Tesla Powerwall comes with a 10 year warranty.
This means you’ll be able to rely on your battery for many years to come.
Solar energy equipment also continues to decrease in price as technology develops.
This means when it comes time to repairing or replacing your battery in the future…
It will be more affordable for you.
How much are solar batteries in Australia?
Tesla is arguably the biggest solar battery brand around.
In fact, you may have seen the Tesla logo at your local electric car recharging stations.
One of the most popular solar batteries on the market is Tesla’s Powerwall.
The Tesla Powerwall doesn’t come cheap, at upwards of $10,000 with the installation included.
While it’s on the pricey side, the price tag is reflective of the value you get out of the battery.
Tesla power wall has a smart design.
It’s a fully self-contained unit, with all the necessary parts inside one package.
The solar battery has a sleek look and is easy to mount on an external or internal wall.
Having a solar battery at home means you’ll be able to reduce your reliance on the grid.
A good solar battery will allow you to generate and use your own solar power 24/7.
How do solar batteries work?
A solar battery is basically made up of many small batteries.
With Tesla Powerwall, there’s also an inverter included in the battery unit.
This inverter handles the conversion of the direct or alternating current as needed.
Solar batteries store energy as direct current…
But household appliances receive energy in alternating current.
This is the reason solar batteries come with an inverter.
The inverter set up varies between solar battery.
And the type of battery you need will depend on your particular situation.
How many solar panels and batteries to power a house?
The amount of solar panels and batteries you need to power a house depends on energy consumption levels.
Generally speaking, small to medium homes need about 6 solar panels and 1 large battery.
A solar power installer can help you estimate the specifications for your home.
If your needs change, it’s easy to adjust your solar energy installation.
For example, you can simply add on another battery if you need to store more power.
How to charge solar batteries without sun?
When a solar installation specialist designs and installs your solar power system…
They create a situation where the solar panels will be exposed to as much sunlight as possible.
Your solar panels will be sitting in a position where the morning sun will hit the solar panels.
As the day goes on the sun’s position will move and the solar panels will receive less sunlight.
Although sunlight is the best way to charge your solar panels…
It’s not the only way to generate solar energy.
Even on cloudy days, the daylight will help generate solar energy.
This means that as long as your solar panels are exposed to daylight, your solar batteries will get charged.
Where to store solar battery bank?
While a Tesla Powerwall is able to be mounted on an external wall, like the side of the house… Or internally, such as in the garage…
Smaller batteries always need to be stored inside a compartment known as a “battery bank”.
If you have multiple small solar batteries, they will sit side by side within a battery bank.
This is a purpose-made vented compartment that houses the solar batteries.
The usual battery safety measures need to be followed with a solar battery bank.
This means the battery bank needs to be protected from the elements.
It also has to be in a location where pets and children can’t be exposed to the batteries.
Solar battery storage is a necessity for some types of households.
If your family members work in traditional careers, they don’t spend a lot of time at home during the day.
This means you could be wasting a lot of solar energy you’re generating during the day.
What’s the point in having solar, if you’re not seeing the savings on your energy bill?
Adding a solar battery to your solar power system might be the way to go.
A solar battery can make all the difference to your solar energy installation.
It can also be useful to have solar batteries installed in case of an emergency.
For example, if there is a blackout you won’t be left in the dark.
You’ll always be able to keep your household or business running as normal.
Solar batteries are fairly pricey.
This means you will have to shop around and look for something that suits you.
Tesla Powerwall is a popular product, and the ease of use makes it a favourite among home owners.
A reputable solar energy installer can provide you with more details about solar batteries.
Are you thinking of adding a solar battery to your solar installation?
Pulse Electrical can help you make the right decision for you.
Call Pulse Electrical on 1300 478 573 for a free no-obligation quote.