Solar energy battery storage in Australia


Residential solar panels are already popular in Australia, 18% of Australian households owns a PV system or 28% only in Queensland, according to SunWiz’s (Australia’s leading provider of Solar Market Intelligence) analysis published on January. One of the reasons for that is the dropping price of solar panels and other component parts — solar PV module costs have fallen by 75 per cent since the end of 2009, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

People has become more environmentally aware and conscious about its economics benefits but still solar has a enormous potential to explore. Australian house owners are asking how to use more of their solar systems, and the asnwer is: Solar Battery Storage.

If you look to the past years, traditional solar systems had a limitation and could only provide energy for your home during the day, while sunlight is shining on your roof tops, and you still would have pay for electricity from the grid at night, which is the peak time for electricity. The energy you produce during the day but don’t consume simply goes back to the grid. In Queensland, for instance, you may get paid from the retailers only 6 cents or less per kWh for your exceed energy.

Nowadays it is becoming not only possible but affordable to store the energy generated by your solar panels simply using a battery that can be used later when there is no sunlight. The benefit of using a hybrid solar system (pv system with the addition of batteries) is clear: a battery storage system can increase the amount of self-generated solar electricity a household consumes from 30 to 60% when, for instance, adding a 4 kWh battery to a 5 kWh solar system.

The way how it works is simple:

1. Solar electricity is generated and stored straight into the battery for use later.

2. When the energy is needed the solar energy flows through the inverter, and then goes to use in your home.