Can extreme weather affect the battery's output? If so, is there a way this can be minimised?
• All battery types should be checked during extreme hot or cold weather to see whether they are still performing as required. Batteries can be discharged over a large temperature range (-20°C to 60°C), but the charge temperature should be limited for best results
• If your battery is designed to be installed outside, it should come with a weatherproof enclosure
How do solar batteries work? (basic)
A solar battery storage will store your excess solar energy generation during the day. Once the sun is not shining and your solar panels are not producing electricity anymore, you will automatically be using the energy you stored in your battery ...
How does orientation affect solar panel output?
Ideally, your roof allows panels to face north, west, or east. Since south-facing panels receive less sun exposure in Australia, they are generally not recommended. If facing panels on an orientation other than North, the output of your system will ...
How do I determine if solar batteries are worth it for me?
By installing battery storage you can expect to reduce your electricity bills anywhere between 60 to 90%. With these savings, a typical home will recoup the initial investment in approximately 10 years. This is close to the warrantied life of ...
What's the best way to cool?
Fans - can range from portable models such as pedestal or tower fans to fixed ceiling fans. No matter the type, fans are the most affordable way of cooling your home, as they only cost $5 to $10 to run per year. Though they don’t reduce the room’s ...
If I do not have a solar system, can I apply for both the solar and battery rebates from Solar Victoria?
You can only access one rebate through the solar homes program. You can apply for the battery rebate instead of the solar PV rebate. The following is a response from Solar Victoria regarding this: "If you would like to specifically apply for a ...