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Why Australians are Switching to Solar & Battery Storage

You may have heard that solar energy is a great way to save money and an environmentally friendly source of power for your home.

Maybe you’ve already looked into it and installed a system! But, did you know that storing any excess solar energy you generate using battery storage systems can dramatically increase your savings long term?

Australians all over the country are installing solar & battery storage to their homes to start taking advantage of our long, sunny days. By adding battery storage to your solar energy system, you too can gain access to these great benefits.

Use solar energy at night

One of the biggest roadblocks for people considering solar power is this: “My family isn’t at home during the day. Why should I get solar power when the majority of my power use happens at night?” The answer is simple! Energy storage with smart batteries in your home allows you to store energy that your solar energy system produces during the day for use at night. It lets you harness the sun’s rays to provide you with the energy that you need at all hours.

Keep the environment happy

At the 2015 UN Climate Conference, members of the global community pledged to keep the global temperature from rising more than two degrees celsius in the 21st century. An important part of reaching this goal is decarbonising the energy sector by 2050. Storing energy in our homes is one of the best ways to help achieve that goal!

Remember, you can make a difference. By increasing your use of solar energy, one of the most environmentally friendly ways to source your power, you’re doing your part to help the world keep its promise.

Power up during a blackout

One of the major downfalls of our current, grid dependent energy system is that when one part of the system fails, we all lose power. Storing energy in your home allows you to retain power, store power, and continue producing power, even during a blackout.

Sometimes, backup power is an included feature, and sometimes there is an additional cost to set it up. Depending on the power load your current system can support, there may be some switchboard work required to isolate the circuits for backup power. This is something you should discuss with your solar company when looking at your options.

Protect the life of your appliances

Your appliances rely on a steady, reliable voltage. Wild fluctuations in voltage, such as the kind that frequently occur through your connection to the grid, can damage and shorten their life.

Energy from a battery, on the other hand, is “pure sinewave power.” It stays at a constant 230 volts, without fluctuation. This stability minimises the wear on your appliances, increasing their lifespan and reducing the overall cost on repairs and replacements.

Depend on 100% renewable energy

One of solar power’s greatest strengths is that it’s a 100% renewable source of energy. Adding a battery to your solar energy system allows you to consume 100% renewable energy, and renewable energy is an inexhaustible supply. Unlike conventional energy, solar power has the potential to support our children, our children’s children, and so on, without running out.

By storing and using renewable energy, you’re helping preserve the planet’s resources for the future, and ultimately saving yourself money in the process. It’s a win for the environment as well as your back pocket.

ZEN Energy Solar Power and Battery Storage Systems

If you have questions about adding a battery to your solar energy system, or getting a completely new solar & battery storage solution, contact ZEN Energy today! Located in South Australia but servicing all over the country, we are one of Australia’s most well-established solar companies.

Our experts are here to help you make the transition to battery storage, whether you already have a solar energy system and want to upgrade or are looking to install a whole new package. We look forward to helping you start reaping the benefits of solar & battery storage.

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