Battery storage – is it right for your home?
HOME battery storage is the energy revolution that will change how we think and use electricity and challenge the centralised distribution model that our industry has known for generations.
Battery storage is on the rise and costs are expected to fall over time, spurring uptake which could be a repeat of solar’s spectacular rise in Queensland over the last 10 years.
It’s new technology that potentially gives you greater control of your electricity usage, maximises your solar PV investment and could reduce your power bills.
And it’s happening now with more homes and businesses either expressing an interest or having batteries installed and connected to Ergon’s network.
But if you’re considering joining the battery storage revolution – is it right for you and your home?
Choosing a battery
THERE are many factors to consider – cost, payback periods, solar feed-in tariffs and choosing the right battery for your needs and whether you want to export to the grid or even charge your battery from the grid.
Think carefully about the reasons you want a battery.
It could be to reduce your electricity bill, back up for a power interruption or for environmental reasons.
You’ll also need to consider a battery’s cycle life.
It’s a big decision
HOME battery storage is a big financial commitment so it’s important to make the right decision.
Consider carefully your reasons, research the range of batteries, available export and non-export options, battery safety, warranties and importantly the payback period.
Our role is to enable that with a smart network that makes it easy for people to connect their solar and batteries and provide information that helps them.