Retrofit Solar Battery Storage
New storage solutions for solar power are hitting the Australian market this year, and there are a number of exciting options now available that are set to completely revolutionise the way Australian households use and store their power. We are talking here about the new Lithium Ion technology batteries, not the old Lead Acid ones.
Solar storage in 2017 allows your solar system to remain connected to the grid and uses solar batteries to store excess solar power for when it is needed, such as in the evening or on a rainy day. This is by far the most popular solar storage set-up as it is much cheaper than going off-grid, requires less storage capacity and some batteries even have the functionality to power your home in a power outage.
Enphase Energy Management System
The innovative Enphase Energy Management System combines energy generation from your solar system with battery storage, control, and management into one complete solution. It’s smarter and more connected than ever before.
The response to the new Enphase Power Storage System has been incredible! We knew that an interest in battery storage was going to explode this year, but we have seen an even greater demand than what we expected.
The Enphase Energy Management System is unlike anything else currently available because of its compatibility. Enphase Batteries are connected directly to the meter board, where we install a control hub that manages power consumption and storage in the home. This allows the Enphase power storage system to be compatible with any existing solar system. This is in stark contrast to other battery systems that typically connect directly to an expensive hybrid solar inverter and have limited compatibility.
The system itself has been designed to be modular, expandable, easily installed and can be tailored to each customer’s usage profile. A household or business will be able to monitor their usage, solar generation and peak times, and install more battery capacity knowing that it will pay for itself in the quickest possible time.
The price guide for 2 Enphase batteries with consumption monitoring is approximately $5,000 to $5,500. Additional batteries are approximately $2000. Please contact us today for personalised pricing and advice.
Tesla Powerwall 2
Powerwall 2 is Tesla’s revolutionary home battery that stores the sun’s energy and intelligently delivers this clean, reliable energy when the sun isn’t shining.
Increase your energy independence by combining Powerwall 2 with a Solar Power system to reduce your electricity bills and to run your home on renewable energy.
Tesla Powerwall 2 is a beautifully functional storage solution that inherits Tesla’s proven automotive battery technology to power your home safely and economically. Completely automated, it requires little to no maintenance and is specifically designed for residential installations.
Powerwall 2 from Tesla Energy is a home battery that stores excess solar electricity to be used in the evening.
It can also draw power from the grid when power prices are low to use during peak billing periods when many Sydney households are now paying over 50 cents per kWh.
As one of the few Tesla Energy Certified Installers in Sydney, new and existing Solaray customers can now install Tesla Powerwall 2 and expect the same high installation standards and support that has helped build Solaray Energy into the leading independent solar installer in NSW.
The price guide for a Tesla Powerwall 2 retrofitted to your solar system is $11,000 to $12,000, including installation and connection. Submit an enquiry today for personalised pricing and advice.
The right size storage for your household
Sonnen recognised every household has different energy requirements. Through intelligent design, Sonnen developed a multi-stage storage option for consumers.
The sonnenBatterie can be incrementally expanded by blocks of 2kWh. This flexibility gives consumers generous customisation to choose the perfect battery for their home. Sonnen offers between 2kWh up to 16kWh capacities.
A sonnenBatterie is not limited to storing energy generated only by your Solar PV system. A sonnenBatterie can be combined with wind generators, heat pumps and fuel cells. This flexibility allows for the sonnenBatterie to be an integral addition to all household energy models.
How the sonnenBatterie grants you independence
The sonnenBatterie will store the surplus energy generated by your PV system in times when you don’t have any need for it. The stored energy from the daytime is then at your disposal in the evening and during the night.
But the sonnenBatterie is much more than just a battery, it’s an intelligent storage system that automatically adjusts the energy use so that most of your self-generated solar energy stays in your household.
In the daytime, the solar panels’ energy generation is at its peak. But since nobody is home the energy consumption is very low so that most of the generated energy is stored in the sonnenBatterie. The highest daily energy consumption is in the evening when the solar panels produce little or no energy. The sonnenBatterie will cover the energy needs with the energy produced in the daytime. At sunrise, the solar panels start to produce energy, though not enough to cover the morning energy needs. The sonnenBatterie will bridge the gap with the stored energy from the previous day.