Independence Day is Coming!
We’re talking about using your solar-generated energy at night. The impossible dream has come true at last, thanks to cheaper solar batteries.
Using the power of the sun at night
Up until recently, the high cost of deep-cycle batteries, as well as their bulkiness and high maintenance demands, has kept solar storage firmly in the camps of the battery enthusiasts and people living independently off-grid.
Thankfully, advances in technology and retreats from high prices (as it were) have brought solar batteries very much into the mainstream, especially in cities like Brisbane. Now we have lithium-ion batteries that are sleek, more aesthetically-pleasing, more efficient and much less expensive than before.
We now have battery models like the Tesla Powerwall and the sonnenBatterie and these battery systems are becoming more and more popular. You’ll be seeing more of these batteries in both off-grid, regular-but-solar and smart homes in the next few years.
The advantages of lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have quite a few advantages over other types of batteries. They have a higher power density for a start, which gives them a longer working life. They’re also much lighter and slimmer (if ergonomics demands it), and also discharge much more slowly. Li-ion batteries can also work in lots of other types of devices – cars, computers, power tools and mobile phones.
Domestic battery storage systems
As the residential solar market is on an upswing right now, the new-style storage batteries like the Tesla Powerwall and the sonnenBatterie are more than welcome. One of the major disadvantages to solar power used to be the fact that it all stopped once the sun had gone down. Being able to store power in the evenings and overnight is a huge incentive to users. They can run appliances at night with free power and also reduce their costs at peak times, which reduces the average consumer’s grid electricity usage by 90%.
Solar Inverter & Panel Options:
Canadian Solar Panels
✓ Founded in Ontario, Canada, 2001
✓ A Tier One supplier of solar panels
✓ Ultra-efficient performance
✓ 27 GW installed so far in over 100 countries
✓ Power is produced from each panel individually
✓ 99% weighted efficiency
✓ High reliability due to lower heat dissipation
✓ Up to 25% more energy vs traditional system
Solar Battery Options:
Tesla Powerwall 2
✓ Store your solar production and use at night
✓ 13.5kWh usable storage
✓ Back up power supply
✓ Massive 10 year warranty
✓ Use solar energy at night
✓ Harvest cheaper energy to use later
✓ 10 Year Replacement Warranty
✓ Add more battery units as you go
HOW MUCH? WHICH BATTERY? HOW MANY KWs?
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