Battery Storage For Your Renewable Energy Generated at Home or Your Business
For those of us with a solar system or thinking about installing a new solar solution at your property, the discussion of a battery storage option will undoubtably be had. At Dunton Group we closely monitor the developments and new technologies available in renewable energy opportunities. We have installed a wide variety of battery storage units across the Mornington Peninsula and beyond in recent years.
With the recent well publicized increase in energy prices we have been inundated with enquiries from customers looking for ways to optimize their ability to utilize renewable energy. With the feed in rate constantly dropping, the return on investment period for battery storage is becoming more appealing for a lot of properties on the Mornington Peninsula and across the greater Melbourne area.
The Victorian Government also has incentives available including a $2,950 rebate for eligible customers. There of course conditions so feel free to get in touch with a member of the Dunton Group team for more details.
Another Government incentive is the Virtual Power Plant (VPP), a pilot program that brings Virtual Power Plants to your doorstep. Connecting Victorian households to create and share power, saving money on energy bills and reducing the reliance on the grid.
The VPP pilot program offers higher solar battery rebates at a fixed rate of $4,174 towards the upfront cost of a solar battery and installation to eligible Victorians who join an approved VPP program. There is of course conditions to be met to ensure you are eligible and it is recommended to visit the Solar Victoria information page or contact a member of the Dunton Group team for more details.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular options in solar battery storage available in Australia…
Tesla Powerwall 2
You have no doubt heard of the Tesla Powerwall, we have completed some incredible solar systems with a huge number of panels and multiple Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage units to power the whole house. The Powerwall 2 has 13.5kw storage from an AC coupled battery that is compatible with any existing or new solar system. It also has one of the best solar battery monitoring apps available today. Plus the Tesla Powerwall 2 can optimize its operation with time of use tariffs to help you through the expensive evening peak periods using solar battery power. As you would expect from a strong brand like Tesla, the Powerwall is supported by a 10 year warranty and is widely regarded as the best battery storage option currently available.
Powerwall is a battery that stores energy, detects outages and automatically becomes your home’s energy source when the grid goes down. Unlike generators, Powerwall keeps your lights on and phones charged without upkeep, fuel or noise. Pair with solar and recharge with sunlight to keep your appliances running for days. Powerwall reduces your reliance on the grid by storing your solar energy for use when the sun isn’t shining. Use Powerwall alone or combine it with other Tesla products to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and prepare your home for power outages.
At Dunton Group Solar & Electrical we strongly recommended the Tesla Powerwall 2 as a reliable and high performing battery storage option, having installed plenty in recent years we can confidently say they are a product we would happily install at our own homes.
Sonnen EVO 10kw
The Sonnen battery option is new to Australia and we’re excited to install the product shortly. It is also an AC coupled battery that is compatible with all existing and new solar systems.
The sonnenBatterie Evo is a fully integrated AC coupled storage system designed for outdoor and indoor installations. German engineering and design that is optimised for performance backed with a 10 year or 10,000 charge cycle warranty on all components.
If you’re a fan of the TV show The Block then you would likely have heard of the Australian owned RedEarth battery. It is an AC coupled battery with hybrid inverter, Red Earth’s own Troppo battery uses safe lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) technology.
RedEarth energy storage is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer of energy storage systems. Dunton Group have recently been appointed as an authorized reseller and installer of RedEarth products.
The SunGrow Hybrid with battery and single and three phase inverter is another emerging option for storing solar energy in Australia. The option provides the opportunity to either remove the existing inverter and replace with a hybrid option or add to a stand alone solar system. Backed by a 10 year warranty it is a high value option.
Enphase IQ Battery
Due for release early 2023 is this all in one battery backup power option is perfect for any current or future Enphase Microinverter customers. The IQ Batteries leverage a distributed architecture to provide maximum reliability. Each battery includes multiple bi-directional IQ Microinverters to switch energy from DC to AC and back again.
If you would like an accurate and in-depth analysis of what potential savings you could gain and the payback time frame of installing a quality solar system or battery storage option, make sure you get in contact with us for an obligation free analysis.
The Dunton Group are strong advocates of the benefits of solar power and green energy, our team are Mornington Peninsula locals who cherish this beautiful corner of the world that we’re lucky enough to call home. By providing homes and businesses with a reliable solar energy solution we’re doing our small bit to help the future of our planet.