Solar batteries for solar systems have arrived in Australia.
Whether you have a micro inverter system, or a conventional inverter system, all existing grid connected solar systems of any type are able to be retro-fitted with an energy storage battery system.
Battery storage has been used for decades with stand alone power systems but is set to grow in popularity for grid connected solar systems as well.
As feed in tariffs are being wound back, there is less incentive to feed solar electricity back into the grid.
Systems owners are looking to self consuming as much of the energy generated from a solar system rather than feeding it back in to the grid.
Instead of feeding surplus solar energy into the grid, it can be stored in batteries instead for night time use.
There are many different way to add solar batteries to your existing solar system, however, our favourite is the Enphase AC Battery.
This is a super clever and easily the most integrated solution available.
The battery and the inverter come inside the box and are fully tested in the factory as a combined unit.
The Enphase AC Battery uses extra low Voltage DC instead of a dangerous high Voltage DC. It is wall mounted and each unit weighs 25 kg. The measurements of a single unit are 390mm wide, 325mm high and a 220mm depth and the units must be mounted indoors – not outdoors.
The Enphase AC Battery is modular in that you can start with a single battery, and then expand your solar battery system as little as one battery at a time. This means you can get started with installing a solar battery system at a super low price. You can go as big as you like. 10 batteries, 100 batteries or whatever size you wish.
Enphase is as much an IT company as it is a microinverter/battery company. The AC Battery comes with very advanced communication and intelligence helping you get the most out of your installation.
The solar generation is being constantly monitored along with your house’s energy use, meaning the battery can decide when to charge or to discharge itself into your home.
Talk to our experts today about taking control of your energy use. Find out how you can save money, store energy and lower your carbon footprint with the Enphase AC battery.