Future NRG
Energy Saving Technology
Solar Power Systems and Panels
Shepparton, Echuca, Geelong

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Battery Storage

Having a battery to power your home when the sun goes down – from the clean energy generated by the sun during the day – greatly reduces the need to purchase fossil fuel generated electricity from the grid.

Battery Storage

Get more energy out of your solar panels and solar system by installing battery storage.

Solar panels generate the most power in the middle of the day between 9am and 5pm. However, the average Australian consumes the most energy in the early mornings when getting ready for work, and in the evenings when returning home. Home battery storage works by storing your excess solar for your use when the sun isn’t shining, ensuring you aren’t wasting those much-needed sun rays generated during the day.

The addition of battery storage allows you to use more of your own self-generated energy and reduce your need to purchase energy in peak periods, saving you money on your power bill, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Primarily, a solar battery system means that you are storing and using your own clean, green power.

Why add Battery storage to your solar?

Installing batteries offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Savings on power bills. You could reduce the amount of grid power you pay for.
  • Less grid reliance. Having solar battery storage makes you less dependent on the grid and more self-sufficient by protecting you against blackouts or brownouts.
  • Good for the environment. Having a solar battery storage system actively reduces your carbon footprint and lessens your impact on the planet.
  • Protects your solar investment. Energy company feed-in tariff rules and rates change often, usually to your disadvantage. Having a battery backup can help to protect your upfront investment in your solar system.
  • Adds value to your property. A solar system with battery storage adds real asset value to your property. That makes it an even better long-term investment.

Get in touch with Future NRG today and talk to a solar specialist about a battery storage solutiion that can help you get more out of your solar system.

Solar batteries and interest free loans

The Solar Victoria interest free battery loan has been designed to reduce the upfront cost of installing a battery, with repayments made over a four-year period.

There are 4,500 loans of up to $8,800
available in 2023-24.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria here

Battery Storage Shepparton Echuca Geelong

Frequently Asked Questions

Tesla Powerwall has taken the Australian battery storage system market by storm. Tesla Powerwall is a home battery solution that delivers enough energy to power an average home through the night. Tesla Powerwall can easily integrate into most existing solar systems.

Powerwall is a battery that stores energy, detects outages and automatically becomes your home’s energy source when the grid goes down. Unlike generators, Powerwall keeps your lights on and phones charged without upkeep, fuel or noise. Pair with solar and recharge with sunlight to keep your appliances running for days.

Your typical rooftop solar power system collects energy from the sun via your solar panels, then your inverter turns it into usable electricity. But it’s basically ‘use it or lose it’.

If you generate more electricity than you need, you lose the extra. At best, you can sell it back to the grid at a lower rate than you’d buy it for. At worst, it’s wasted. And when your panels aren’t generating power (like at night), you’ve got to buy it from the grid anyway.

In a standard solar system, the excess power that is generated is supplied directly to your home as needed during the day. Unused power is then sold back to the power grid according to whatever agreement is set up with your electricity retailer. When the system is not generating power, your electricity comes from the grid.

Adding battery storage to your system means that instead of feeding that unused power out, the excess energy produced by your panels during the day will now be available to directly power your home and appliances at night, or at any other time your panels are dormant.

You will be using more of the energy you have freely generated and buying only minimal amounts of electricity overall from the grid. You can still earn credit on your power bills, as when your battery is full the solar system will supply the remainder of unused energy to the grid.

A solar battery storage system will:

  • save you money.
  • reduce your reliance on the grid.
  • help lessen your impact on the planet.
  • give you peace of mind during blackouts and extreme weather events.

A solar battery storage system is smart. It only sends electricity back to the grid when it can’t store any more (as in, it’s fully charged). And it’ll only draw power from the grid (which you must pay for) once its stored power is totally depleted.

This means your solar battery will fully charge during the day and then give you its stored electricity once your panels have stopped generating power in the evening. Overall, you’ll draw (and pay for) less power from the grid, saving you money in the long run.

For most homes, it will give you enough power for a full night, but this can also depend on a few differing factors.

  • how much power your household uses.
  • your solar battery’s capacity, described in kWh.
  • its ‘depth of discharge’ (DOD), aka ‘how empty it can get each time it’s discharged’ – as an example, a 10kWh battery with 90% DOD will have 9kWh of usable capacity.

If you have existing rooftop solar, you are probably aware that your panels generate a lot of energy in the morning and middle of the day – just at the time when most people are not at home using appliances.

Add to that the fact there has been a huge uptake of household solar in Australia which has caused a fall in the feed-in tariff. In the early days of solar, the feed-in tariffs (the money you make from feeding your excess solar-generated power back to the grid) were very attractive to encourage early adoption of solar.

Australia now has the highest uptake of solar in the world, with around 30% of households having rooftop solar. As such, these days you aren’t going to make much money if at all from feed-in tariffs, so it makes a heap of economic sense to invest in battery storage to harness and store that valuable energy for when you need it. This is when the sun goes down and everyone is back at home.

In general, yes. It depends on where you are in your life stage and your values and drivers. If you are living in your ‘forever home’ or a home you intend to be in for a long time, talk to a trusted installer and do the math. You might find that a battery pays for itself more quickly than you think. With power prices ever changing, installing a battery is akin to locking in a lower price and paying upfront, thereby avoiding rising costs.

As we have all noticed the prevalence of natural disasters is increasing due to climate change, including floods, fires, and cyclones.

Having the correct-sized battery storage to complement the rooftop solar means that you may power selected circuits during a blackout if the grid is down, which is happening more often due to these disasters and aging infrastructure.

If you have battery power available, the battery will kick in automatically and depending on which circuits you’ve chosen to receive backup power, you may not even realise that the grid is down.