Is a battery trial a good deal?
• There are a number of battery trials always going on in Australia at the moment – but they are never mass promoted and are almost always only done by the battery manufacturers themselves (to help them develop their product) or funded by govt agencies such as ARENA or the CEFC in partnership with the large energy companies.
• Therefore, it is best to be sceptical of battery trials offered as are often too good to be true
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 ...
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 ...
Are interest free loans a good deal?
• While heavily promoted by many solar installers, those installers don’t always tell you that some interest-free solar loans increase the solar system’s quotes price by 15-25%. However, several state governments are currently offering interest-free ...
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 ...
Is my solar big enough for a battery?
A good typical size is 5 kW, but since each household’s energy use is unique, let your installer know that you’re considering battery energy storage and they should be able to advise you.