The solar industry has exploded with new technologies, alternative products, and brand names; it truly takes an expert to guide you through the options and come up with a package to meet your energy demands.
With the feed-in tariff incentives gone and energy companies paying only a fraction for your exported solar energy compared to what you pay per kWh to buy that power back later in the day; many homes are now upgrading their solar to a self-consumption solution.
Rather than sell your excess solar to the grid during the day, your solar power is used to recharge a battery storage bank that your home can run off during the night. This self-consumption model reduces the amount of expensive kWh you need to buy back from the grid.
For every kWh your battery system can store, the more money you save from selling and buying back from the grid.
An off-grid or self-consumption model is similar to a conventional grid system with the addition of a battery storage bank and requires a hybrid inverter which is programmed to monitor your energy consumption patterns then automatically draw from or charge the batteries at the right times to maximise your solar power generation and minimise your grid usage.
A battery storage system can also act as a battery backup for your whole home if the grid power experiences a brownout. If required a system can be designed to power your home or business during complete grid failures (blackouts).
A solution can be designed for virtually any use case, energy requirements, and budget; as long as you do not oversize the system, any size will offer a positive return on investment. The best way to find the right size system for your home or business is to have an on-site, no obligation analysis by a professional who can help you through the numbers.