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 batteries which
is 10 years.
If you’re able to access a battery rebate, this payback period may
Australian Energy Foundation (2020a). Are batteries
worth it?, Australian Energy Foundation, accessed 4 June
2020, < https://aef.com.au/for-home/battery-storage/are-batteries-worth-it/ >
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 ...
The business case for a home to install solar / What size solar do I need?
We advise people to install a system that’ll generate at least ½ your Winter daily usage. If you can install a larger system, that will probably be beneficial (depending on your energy use), and you will be more likely to still receive a feed-in ...
Are solar batteries safe?
Solar batteries are safe across technologies. In general, solar batteries are very safe. Lithium ion, salt water, and lead acid batteries are the main types of solar battery systems available, and are all safe to pair with a home solar system.
What are the different chemistries of solar batteries?
Lithium-ion is the current leading battery chemistry. You’ll see lithium-ion battery offerings on most quotes for several reasons: • Easily available • Safe • No hydrogen gas emissions • Lighter than other batteries • Low maintenance • 10-15 year ...
Does adding batteries class as an alteration?
• You can add a battery to any existing solar power system and it would not be classed as an alteration. • Batteries that are retrofitted are typically AC coupled. This means they’re connected directly into the 240V AC in the switchboard using an AC ...