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Storage can... People have been asking and talking about adding battery storage to their solar PV systems in our cities for a very long time. In fact some of the earliest uses of solar PV was in "off-grid" locations like outback homes and remote communications towers decades ago as well as in space.
Adding storage to a grid connected solar PV system can:
increase self consumption - a battery can increase the electricity self consumption from your solar PV array by allowing you to use that energy at night, rather than exporting all the surplus generation to the grid. (see below for video from SolarEdge)
offer backup - with an appropriate inverter and electrical wiring changes, a battery system can provide backup electricity during a blackout to critical loads like fridges, lights, internet and phone chargers. (see below for video from Fronius)
save on electricity - electricity from the grid is becoming more expensive at peak times so by using your own stored electricity you can reduce the use of expensive electricity and lower your bills.
help the grid - with a smarter grid, batteries will be able to support the grid during peak times like very hot days and evenings.
Local Power is delighted to have been selected as one of the few Tesla Energy Authorised Resellers in Australia. And of course this means we are also a Tesla Energy Certified Installer.
Below is a SolarEdge video which illustrates how storage can increase self consumption
Below is a Fronius video which illustrates how storage can offer backup
If you are interested in installing solar PV with battery storage, or adding storage to your existing PV system, please register your interest here to get a quote.