What is Solar Battery Storage?
A home solar battery storage system works by storing excess electricity produced by the solar panel system and then using that stored energy either at night or to power essential appliances during a grid power outage. The higher your solar battery’s capacity, the more electricity it can store.
To use your solar power system and batteries in the most efficient and cost-effective way, we recommend using the appliances that require larger amounts of energy (e.g. dishwasher, clothes dryer, washing machine and air conditioner) during the day when your solar system is producing higher amounts of energy. This is the most economical way to use both your solar panels and batteries as the systems are designed to use renewable energy first before talking power from the solar battery.
Please note that an internet connection is essential to monitor your solar battery storage system levels and performance.
Off-Grid Battery Storage Systems
Much like on-grid batteries, off-grid solar batteries are charged with the excess electricity produced by your solar power system. However, off-grid systems supply power to properties that are either not connected to or have chosen to disconnect from the public electricity grid.
Once the solar batteries are full, the inverter will stop the solar system from supplying the batteries. The battery will send power to household appliances when the solar system isn’t producing enough electricity, for example during the night. When the battery is depleted, you can turn on the fuel generator and when this is running it supplies power to the house, allowing the battery to once again recharge.
On-Grid Battery Storage Systems
An on-grid solar battery storage system allows you to store the excess electricity made by your solar system but also draws from the electricity grid when there are days your solar panels aren’t producing enough electricity. When your batteries are at capacity, you can send electricity back to the grid. When the batteries are depleted again you can draw it back.