We live in a time of dwindling energy sources. A time when everyone needs to do their bit to conserve as much energy as we can.
However, it’s not the fact that we could run out of fossil fuel that’s the major concern. Extinction due to global warming is a far more imminent threat.
According to the International Energy Agency, burning coal to create electricity accounts for 44% of carbon dioxide emissions produced worldwide.
Here’s how you can help the Earth, and your budget, by storing solar energy in a battery for home use.
About Storing Solar Energy in a Battery
There are two main kinds of solar batteries, those that operate independently of the electrical grid and those that link to it.
Both types can receive and store the energy harvested from the sun by solar panels. This energy is available to you whenever you need it.
Both on- and off-grid solar systems have several benefits as follows:
1. Autonomy from the Electrical Grid
In rural Australia, many homeowners do not have access to the national electricity grid. These people operate completely independently of coal-generated electricity thanks to solar power, wind turbines and biogas fuel.
They can run their farms, homes and businesses successfully without access to traditional energy sources. They’re unaffected by power outages and a few cloudy days have little impact thanks to battery storage.
Likewise, if you have on-grid solar panel batteries you can use your stash of stored energy if the grid goes down. This can have a considerable economic benefit if you run a business from home.
2. Lower Electricity Bills
On-grid solar panels and batteries have the added benefit of being able to store enough energy for use during peak times.
Electricity is more expensive during these periods, so using the energy stored in your on-grid batteries can result in significant savings.
3. Credits on Your Electricity Bill
As an added bonus, electricity produced by these solar panels ‘overflows’ into the grid. In return, you get a credit on your utility bills, called a feed-in tariff.
With millions of solar panels across Australia, this system helps to reduce the amount of fossil fuel used by electricity consumers all over the nation.
4. It Pays for Itself
The initial costs of installing a solar power system can be offputting, but they’re minimal compared to the savings you’ll enjoy over time.
What’s more, the Australian government is keen to reward you for your environmental good behaviour. They’ll help you to pay for your solar system.
Depending on where you live, you could receive rebates of up to 50% on the cost of solar equipment, in accordance with certain criteria.
As solar power becomes more commonplace, the powers that be could reduce or discontinue these rebates. So, now’s the time to get up and running.
Are You Ready to Go Solar?
If you are keen to see what you can gain from the benefits of storing solar energy, get in touch and we’ll call you back right away.
We’ll do a full assessment of your current situation to work out the best, most cost-effective route for you.