What is a home battery system?

A home battery system typically includes a battery and an inverter, paired with existing or new rooftop solar panels. Not all battery systems provide backup power. If you want a home battery system that provides uninterrupted electricity in the event of a blackout, additional equipment needs to be installed. (Ask a qualified System Provider to include this option when obtaining a quote).  

The system works by storing excess generation from your solar panels during the day providing stored energy to be used when the sun goes down. By storing and using more of the energy generated by your solar system, your household will draw less energy from the grid, saving you money on your energy bill.

This means lower electricity costs for the households who purchase a system. In turn, the installation of these systems will reduce demand on the network (especially during peak periods) lowering energy prices for all South Australians.

WITH AN EMERGENCY SOLAR POWER WITH BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM IN PLACE YOU CAN FEEL PEACE OF MIND KNOWING THAT WHATEVER THE SCENARIO, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL NOT BE LEFT WITHOUT POWER

The main benefit associated with having a home battery system is energy independence – being able to store the electricity generated by your solar panels for use during the evenings and mornings when electricity is at peak demand.

Not all battery systems offer ‘blackout protection.’ Households looking for backup power during an outage will need to request this feature when talking to a qualified System Provider.

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