Energy Storage

Energy storage is the latest buzz and for good reason; our state's energy network is a mess (and it's not going to be fixed overnight).

Adding energy storage to an existing solar system or building an entire system from scratch makes excellent economic sense.
For most home owners solar alone reduces power bills slightly, with the bulk of energy generated heading out to the grid for a meager return.
Having a storage system means some or all of the surplus solar energy gets stored on site for you to use later, further reducing energy bills. 

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Standard energy storage systems do have one problem though; when the grid goes down both your solar system and batteries need to turn off, meaning you are left in the dark along with everyone else.

Back-up systems are specifically designed to provide power to critical loads (lights, fridge etc) during those power outages. Power is supplied direct from your solar or batteries or a bit of both, depending on conditions.

Arguably the dominating battery system on the market (and the one that every competitor strives to compete against) is the Tesla Powerwall 2.
     Huge 13.5kWh storage capacity (enough to get most homes through the entire night without drawing any energy from the grid)
     M
assive 5kW power output (faster charging & capable of powering multiple loads at once)
     Built in bi-directional grid inverter (AC model)
     Worlds only battery with Thermal Control system providing superior performance, efficiency and safety
     Back-up mode allows full operation as an off-grid system including solar and generator control
     Made in USA
     AND the BEST value for money storage system available in Australia!

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We also stock a range of other battery technologies such as:

 LG-Chem RESU;   Compact Lithium technology with the lowest density to energy ratio, and the ability to expand modules if increased capacity is required. LG batteries require third party inverters for operation (they are DC coupled)
Compatible inverters include SolarEdge, SMA, Fronius and Redback
 Fronius; Utilising batteries developed by Sony (with over 30 years experience) these batteries come in a range of sizes to suit many applications. Fronius batteries require a Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter (they are DC coupled)
Fronius is one of the worlds leading inverter manufacturers
 Sonnen; Made in Germany, Sonnen has developed a modular system allowing the consumer to start small and add capacity later as required. Available in both single and three phase to suit a wide range of situations. Sonnen battery incorporates a 3.3kW bi-directional inverter (meaning it's AC coupled and able to couple to existing solar)

Having over 13 years experience with energy storage, we know which product is right for your situation.

Refer to our products for data sheets and product information. or download the latest Clean Energy Council battery guide here