Solar Battery Storage
BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS IN ADELAIDE
In the not too distant future, Australia could be leading the world in solar battery energy storage. With electricity prices at an all time high, many households and businesses are looking to a more environmentally and economically sustainable way of sourcing and storing energy from solar systems. With its beautiful weather, Australia has a great solar resource, and with the new generation of energy storage being cheaper to buy, better looking and more streamlined, there’s never been a better time to use solar energy storage in Adelaide.
While solar energy storage is not a new technology, it is becoming more and more popular in a rapidly developing international market. Battery costs are reducing, and the quality is increasing, which means a solar energy storage system could be a smart investment for your home or business.
The benefits of solar energy storage
Solar battery storage options are varied and many, but most people choose it for the environmental and economic benefits. Solar battery storage allows you to generate your own energy during the day and use it in the evening. The peak demand times for electricity are between 6am and 8am, and from 6pm to 8pm, which can put a strain on the suppliers, so blackouts will often happen. By installing energy storage, you can be independent of these issues, and the power to your home and business will remain consistent.
The beauty of the system is that is stores any unused power that has been generated for re-use at the times when there is not as much sunshine. This happens by the transference of energy generated by solar panels into the integrated or external storage module.
There is no doubt this will save money, by allowing your home or business to draw from an internal power source, rather than rely on an external source. You also never have to worry about losing power when the neighbourhood has a blackout because you have your own power supply.
Is Solar Battery Storage Safe?
While Adelaide residents enjoy sunny days often, the weather could still be unpredictable thus making solar panels unreliable during cloudy or rainy days. There are different types of solar batteries on the market right now, and companies are continuing to develop these batteries to make them better, safer and more efficient for homes. But unlike solar panels, they require regular maintenance so let’s take a look at some of these solar batteries:
This type of battery is the most common. They have been used in Australia since the late 1980’s. They are safe and recyclable. Although they are safe to have in your home, they need to be in a well ventilated area to prevent it from igniting when exposed to a spark.
Lithium-ion batteries are increasing in popularity this past decade since they can store a lot of energy and has a long life. For this type of battery, you will need to hire a professional since they could burst into flames when installing improperly or if you choose an inferior quality.
Although these are less common, flow batteries are good when you live in an area where the weather is usually unpredictable. When it’s cloudy today and sunny the next, your solar panels will not be able to receive a constant level of sunlight thus the energy it produces every day will also vary. These are also easily recyclable which makes them very environmentally friendly.
Nickel-based batteries are a mature technology. This type of battery is better than lead-acid batteries in a sense that nickel-based batteries have a greater energy storage capability. They also don’t suffer from “memory effect” where there is a reduction in the longevity of a battery’s charge due to incomplete discharge.
Sodium-Ion Analogue Batteries (Salt Water Batteries)
This kind of battery is relatively new in the Australian market. Since this sort of battery is water-based, they are non-hazardous and completely non-combustible making them easy to recycle and are environmentally friendly.
Do I still need a metered power service?
With all the information about renewable and sustainable energy readily available, it makes it easier for us to know more about the technology on solar power and its capabilities. The technological advancement in solar energy has allowed more household to incorporate solar panels and batteries into their homes.
Zero Electricity Bill is Possible
Going completely “off the grid” is possible thanks to further improvements in solar panels and the batteries that store the surplus energy it creates during the day. Just this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a better and more efficient battery pack for solar energy powered homes. He has also announced a solar roof panel as a better alternative to solar panels. This new addition in solar technology is set to attract more people into switching to this more sustainable source for electricity.
No Need For Coal and Fossil Fuels Here
We all know the effects burning coal and fossil fuels have on the environment. It has a lot to do with climate change that we are experiencing now all over the world. Furthermore, the supply of fossil fuels that we depend heavily upon will be largely depleted in 50 years. This is why several countries around the world have taken action and have started investing more in renewable energy such as wind power, geothermal heat and solar energy.
Where to From Here ?
The team at EASE Solutions can talk you through this when you visit them to discuss your solar storage options. At EASE Solutions, we can offer a solar storage solution to suit your home and save you money.