In Australia, we get a great deal of sun and it makes sense that more and more households are making the switch to a solar and battery system. This kind of installation brings with it a huge range of energy and cost saving benefits while also helping to reduce the grid dependency and carbon footprint of your home.
A solar and battery system from a professional installer will give you access to all of these benefits and will eventually pay for itself in the savings it generates. Let’s take a closer look at why investing in a solar and battery system is such a great idea for your home (or, for your business, commercial solar power).
1: Save on your energy bill
The most obvious and attractive benefit of a solar and battery system is that it gives you a way to harness the naturally abundant and totally free power of the sun. This means that a great deal of your daily energy needs will be powered by a 100% clean and free source.
This effectively eliminates a large chunk of your monthly power bill as you are no longer siphoning power from the grid during daylight hours. The great thing about a solar and battery system is that you can store some of the energy collected during daylight hours.
This means that you won’t need to rely on the grid during the night unless your storage runs completely dry. By doing this, you can effectively make your household energy independent, meaning that your home will perpetually power itself.
2: Peak shaving
Nearly all energy providers implement time of use tariffs, meaning that it is cheaper to siphon power from the grid during off-peak times than peak times (such as 12pm in summer). A solar and battery system allows you to siphon power during off-peak times and store it for use during peak times, improving the cost effectiveness of your home’s energy usage.
3: Emergency backup power
A solar and battery system can be configured in such a way that it is able to provide you with emergency backup power in case of an outage. You can either connect you whole home to it or just essential systems such as appliances, alarms and medical equipment.
This is especially useful and potentially lifesaving in remote areas where the grid may not be as reliable as it is in urban areas.
4: Reduce the carbon footprint of your home
Another great benefit of renewable energy storage is that by reducing or eliminating your dependency on the grid, you are reducing the overall demand for coal-fired power. This means that as more Australians make the switch to renewable energy storage, the demand on the grid will be less and less so that less coal is burned and ultimately less co2 enters the atmosphere.
5: Add to the resale value of your home
As with any other money saving addition, a renewable energy collection and storage system is going to give your property a big boost in its resale value. In many ways, this kind of installation is of the most cost effective value adding additions you can make.
This is because new homebuyers, especially young families, care about the environmental impact of their lifestyle and want their children to inherit a better world. This means that when they see a progressive energy solution already installed and working, they will be far more interested in making the purchase.
As is clear, there are several great benefits to using a solar and battery system in your home. Between the money saved and positive environmental impact, there’s really no good reason not to make the switch.
Chrissy Ryland - I'm a freelance writer and blogger from Northern California. I grew up loving all things entertainment and travel and now I am blessed with a career that lets me write about both of those topics along with many others. For inquiries about a story you think I might want to cover, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org