When considering whether a solar battery is right for your home, there’s a few things to keep in mind.
Do you have enough room to store a battery?
Batteries come in a variety of sizes and weights – choosing the right storage capacity might be influenced by the physical size and weight of the battery itself.
Can you install a battery inside or outside?
Batteries can generally be installed either indoors in a non-habitable area or outdoors out of direct sunlight. Whether you can install a battery inside or outside varies depending on the brand and model.
When selecting a solar battery, you may want to consider:
Whether your solar energy production and household energy usage is suitable
Whether your home is right for a battery.
In order to maximise savings from a battery, you will need to have enough excess solar to charge the battery each day and enough energy usage to discharge it each day. When considering which solar battery is right for your home, there’s a few things to keep in mind:
Can you install a battery on the wall or floor?
Can you install a battery indoors or outdoors at your home?
If outdoor, do you have a suitable area with adequate shade or covering?
Do you have enough space to install a battery? Batteries need enough wall space for mounting the hardware. They also need to be separated from habitable areas, windows and doors. Your AGL installer will determine the locations suitable for a battery system during site inspection. If you live in Adelaide and have an existing AGL or non-AGL solar system, you may be eligible to join the final phase of AGL’s Virtual Power Plant. Purchase LG Chem or Tesla Powerwall battery technology at a great price.
The current generation of solar batteries cannot completely power an average home in all circumstances.
If you choose to include backup power in your purchase, the AGL installer will work with you to identify which parts of your home can be powered from the battery during a power failure.
It is normal to have some lights and some essential appliances powered from backup power. Batteries cannot supply power required for large appliances like ovens and big air conditioners.
AGL’s energy storage experts conduct detailed research on which batteries best suit Australian conditions and lifestyles.
The lithium-ion batteries that AGL has selected are maintenance free, compact and are long lasting, as well as meeting international battery safety standards.