Solar Battery storage for your home in Adelaide
Most people are out all day, and when you get home the first thing you do is turn on the lights and power and use up all of your power in the evening.
If this is you an ‘on grid battery storage’ may be the solution for you.
The topic of Solar batteries is so large, so here’s a quick run down for you on the pros and cons of solar batteries and the best currently available.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SOLAR BATTERIES?
TESLA POWERWALL 2 SPECS
Mounting: Wall or Floor Mounted, Indoor/Outdoor
Inverter: Fully integrated Tesla inverter
Usable Capacity: 13.5 kWh
Power: 5 kW continuous, 7 kW peak
Round Trip Efficiency: 90%
Operating Temperature Range: –20°C to 50°C
Dimensions: 1150 mm x 755 mm x 155 mm
TESLA POWERALL 2
If you already have a solar system and are currently exporting power back to the grid every day, an AC coupled system is a good way to go. With this, we install the battery direct to your switchboard, and don’t have to touch your current solar at all.
The best battery for this is the Tesla Powerwall 2, which does the following:
Any unused power made by your solar system during the day is stored in Powerwall 2, and is used at night.
Powerwall 2 also comes with backup, meaning if the grid goes down, and your lights go out, Powerwall 2 will then be able to power part or all of your house. This will keep your lights on, even when everyone else has no power.
Download the brochure here
Powerwall 2 can be connected up to any solar system, although it is recommended you have at least a 4kw system so you have power to save in the battery.
Redback hybrid inverter
If your installing a new solar system and a battery then you have more options than if your adding a battery onto an old system.
You can get a Tesla Powerall 2, but we also recommend the Redback inverter.
The Redback hybrid inverter is designed by an Australian company, so it has been made to cope with our harsh climate. The Redback comes with an integrated battery compartment, so batteries can be added easily. Currently we recommend the Redback SH5000 and Pylontech batteries.
The Redback also comes with the ability to back up, so you have power when the grid stops working.
Will my power still work during a power cut?
If you have a solar system then as you’ve probably found out for yourself, that if the power goes off the solar switches off.
Theres a very good reason for it to turn off, but it doesn’t stop it from being annoying.
And unfortunately many battery systems currently don’t have backups, so they stop working too.
Both Tesla and Redback solar batteries come with backup, so your power will stay and your solar system will keep generating power even during a power cut.