With costs still high and technology evolving rapidly, is it worthwhile considering battery storage for your home or business? If you’ve been asking the question, you’re not alone. Here are our top three reasons to think about an on-grid battery storage solution.
1. Energy security
The year 2020 will never be forgotten, from devastating bushfires, to floods and storms, countless communities were left without vital services including power and telecommunications – even those who weren’t directly affected, still experienced lengthy outages. Meanwhile, COVID saw most Australians working from home – many continue to do so.
If you experience outages, are working from home, or live in an area prone to bushfires, it may be time to consider battery storage.
2. The cost of buying a battery is coming down
When home batteries first hit the Aussie market a few years ago, early adopters were paying up to 60 per cent more per Watt, which meant the warranty would expire before it could pay for itself. While we’re not quite there yet, battery prices are coming down. This means we are now closer to breaking even than ever before.
3. Offset your night-time consumption and decrease your carbon emissions
So you’ve installed a solar system to your home, which works beautifully when the sun shines. But what happens at night, or when the rain sets in? Installing a battery storage solution to your home, enables renewable energy to be continuously provided, which ultimately reduces your carbon footprint.