Is A Home Solar Battery Worth It?
Energy Solution Centre investigates whether a home solar battery is worth it on the Gold Coast, Australia.
How A Home Solar Battery Works At Night
There used to be a time when Gold Coast solar systems were producing enough excess power and sold said power back to the grid for between $0.40 - $0.60 per kWh of energy.
And when it came to purchasing power back off the grid, you would do so for anywhere between $0.17 - $0.26 per kWh.
We are no mathematicians but the old adage of buy low sell high definitely applied in this case, making a Gold Coast solar home battery not worth it…until now.
These days, Gold Coast solar systems continue to produce enough excess power to sell it back to the grid, however, due to more supply than demand during the daytime, they are seeing returns of $0.03 - $0.12 per kWh of energy sold.
Only to buy it back in the evening for $0.23 - $0.33 per kWh… seems to us that the buy low sell high has reversed, and consumers are left holding the bag.
Some might even go as far to say that a home solar battery seems worth it now.
How a Home Solar Battery can SAVE you MONEY!
Many Gold Coast homeowners may have noticed by now that since July of 2021, energy retailers had begun charging certain fees, increased rates and even penalties for high power usage between the hours of 4pm and 9pm.
With many Gold Coast families, a routine of coming home, cooking dinner, bathing, using heating/cooling appliances, etcetera is all commonplace between these selected hours.
However, if you are equipped with a home solar battery, your battery will not only discharge once your usage exceeds solar production as the day ends, but with many manufacturers and models of home solar batteries, it will have the ability to provide surges of power to offset spikes in your usage.
This particularly comes in handy when electric stoves/ovens are switched on, when hot water systems boosters kick in, or when you arrive home during the summer months and crank the AC. Not only will this reduce your impact on the environment, but you will also be reducing the impact on your wallet.
Another reason why home solar batteries are worth it.
So, are home solar batteries worth it?
From our experience, when a client approaches our team regarding getting a solar home battery Gold Coast for their home, we take the time to discover their energy and financial goals before marrying them to the perfect energy solution and power management methods making their purchase of a home solar battery worth it.
So, talk to the team today to learn more about the different home solar battery manufacturers, features, and energy management capabilities to ensure you are getting the right home solar battery for you.
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