New Solar with Batteries
New installations of solar power & energy storage batteries can be AC coupled or DC coupled systems.
The type of system and brand of components chosen will depend on a variety of factors.
Some of these include energy usage profile, power and energy storage capacity requirements, is backup power required, personal preference, and even the intended goal or objective.
Here are examples of Solar + Battery systems available from SolarWise Wagga:
• Enphase Microinverter system with a Tesla Powerwall.
• LG Energy Solution – with LG Panels, LG Inverter, and LG Battery.
• Redback Technologies – Smart Hybrid System.
• Fronius GEN24 Hybrid inverter with BYD Batteries.
• SolarEdge Power Optimiser systems with LG RESU Prime battery.
Each of these has its own set of features and benefits, and one may be more suitable than another depending on the specific situation or application. Some of the main aspects that vary are energy storage capacity, power delivery capability, scalability, AC or DC coupling method, and price.
Solar now – Battery later
Our advice: Don’t delay installing solar because you are waiting for batteries to be cheaper, or for newer technology to emerge.
A two-stage approach where you install solar now and add the battery to the system later is a sensible solution if there are budget considerations.
Even solar PV itself can be multi-staged if desired, with a modular system like Enphase microinverters making this easy to achieve.
A multi-staged approach will allow you to gather energy usage data, and thus make informed decisions about further system additions down the track.
You could continue paying high bills while you wait, or you can go solar now and start saving on energy costs from the moment your new system is switched on. Even if you don’t have the funds available upfront, a low-interest green energy loan can be tailored for you so that the repayments are covered by your savings.
Furthermore, holding back on making the move to solar could mean losing out on valuable solar rebates, as they gradually reduce each year.