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Frequently Asked Questions  

What is a Battery Energy Storage System?

Also known as solar battery storage or solar energy storage, a battery energy storage system is used to store the energy collected from your solar panels. Rather than sending it back to the grid, the energy is stored in a battery. At times when you are not generating sufficient solar power, rather than pulling power from the grid, your home will use the energy stored in your solar battery system.


Why invest in solar panel battery storage?

With rebate and feed-in tariff rollbacks being introduced in NSW and SA, the value you will receive for feeding power back into the grid will diminish, yet you will still be paying for the power you take from the grid when your solar panels are not generating power. By storing your power you are able to use it later, thus remaining off the grid and saving money. This helps make the most of your solar investment. 


Before you get solar, consider battery storage:

  • Before your rebate and feed-in tariff expires you need to consider battery storage to maintain the financial savings from your solar.  
  • When buying a new solar system it is important to make sure a battery-ready hybrid inverter is included.
  • Now that you have a solar system, which includes a hybrid inverter, you are ready for battery energy storage installation.
  • Receive huge benefits with community energy buying. With the adoption of new technology installers are reluctant to install single units but see the benefit of installing multiple units.
  • BESS offer these savings to support local installers through the early adoption phase of battery storage using Lithium technology.
  • Having your own battery storage will give you full control of your power. Solar Strata Power, Community Lithium Storage, Strata Solar, Reposit Power or whatever other scheme is on the market will charge you for their service. This will bite into the savings you could achieve by being independent.
  • BESS REWARDS: Tell a friend and if they buy a battery from us we will reward you with $100.00. We recognize the of value word of mouth.

    Be sure to tell your friends that you have referred them, to receive the BESS REWARDS payment. Refer as many friends as you like.


Deciding on a battery

There are plenty of things to consider when investing in solar battery storage. We’ve outlined a few key points below. To learn more visit our Batteries page.

There are two types of batteries available for solar storage; lead-acid batteries and lithium-ion batteries. In general lead-based batteries are cheaper to purchase, they have a significantly shorter lifespan than lithium-ion based batteries.

Your solar battery system should be a long-term investment. Look for a brand that offers longevity and peace of mind like the LG Chem RESU plus range, which has a 10 year warranty and 15 year lifespan.

Also consider where your battery needs to be installed. All LG Chem RESU batteries can be installed inside or outside your home, including the high voltage LG Chem RESU 7H and LG Chem RESU 10H, making installation options easy.

As our lives change, so do our power usage needs. When purchasing a solar storage system, don’t just think about how much power you need now; think about your power usage in the future. 

Does your system have the flexibility to change over time?

Batteries such as The LG Chem RESU 3.3, RESU 6.5 and the RESU 10 can enable you to expand your system to 20kWh of storage with banking two RESU 10 units or with any combination (6.5+10)=16.5 kWh or (10+10)=20 kWh.

Have more questions? Send us a message

Ready to buy? Contact us to arrange delivery of your battery. Get a price on bulk orders for group purchases. Call 0407 673 609 and speak to us about LG Battery Storage installation.


Blackout Free

Is the answer to be blackout free to buy an LG Chem RESU battery or a generator?

You can buy a generator very cheaply. The Honda Inverter EU20i which will give you 2kWs of power for $2200.00 is an option, but will it really do the job you want it to do?

When you start your generator how do you control it if you need to run a light bulb or the freezer? The simple answer is you can't. For situations where power is needed to run essential services like the water pump, does this mean you need to pull the cord to start the generator each time you flush the loo or for your child to wash their hands? The answer is yes. The larger the generator the more power you can use for your home, but what are the running costs? Typically these generators have small petrol tanks, so four hours running time is all you can expect before refilling the tank. Over a blackout you could expect to fill your tank several times.

On the other hand, if you have existing solar with a battery ready inverter, adding a small battery like the LG Chem RESU 3.3 to your system would require an outlay of around $4000.00 and when a blackout does occur, you could have un interupted power to your home. The battery enables the solar to remain on, giving you access to the power the solar generates unlike what happens where the solar no longer works for you without battery storage in a blackout. There is limited disruption to the household with a battery included in your system.

With both examples, battery storage and using a petrol generator, running heavy power consuming appliances like airconditioning and electric ovens would be limited. But essential power consumption can be achieved to run lights and computers etc.


Inverters

There are a variety of inverters that could be candidates for the new low voltage and high voltage battery storage products coming on the market. These include the SMA AC couple High Voltage, GoodweES-series, Fronius Symo Hybrid, Delta Solarcity Exclusive, Redback SH4600, Ingeteam Ingecon Sunstorage, Victron Energy, SolarEdge SE, HD Wave, Selectronic SP PRO and ABB Inverter SMA Sunny Boy Storage.

Community locations:

If you have a community who want to work together to buy in bulk, great savings can be made.       


Battery solar installers in South Australia

With the Adelaide City Council providing a $5000.00 incentive to buy battery storage it’s no wonder South Australia is set to lead the way into the battery storage era. Plenty of sunshine combined with high electricity tariffs means storing your power in South Australia makes good sense. Soon to be included in the Feilong Home Appliance Group Ltd standard home purchase.

South Australia has also expereinced several blackouts in 2016, including a statewide blackout that left homes and business powerless. Homes with Solar Battery Energy Storage were able to continue on, using the power they themselevs generated and were unaffected by the blackout. 

Riverland SA, Far West Coast SA, Yorke Peninsula SA, Clare SA, Jamestown SA

Adelaide SA
Balhannah SA
Burra SA Clare SA
Ceduna SA
Clarendon SA
Dudley Park SA
Holden Hill SA
Keith SA
Kingscote SA

Lewiston SA
Lonsdale SA
Magill SA
Marion SA
Marleston SA
Minnipa SA
Morphettville SA
Mount Barker SA
Mount Gambier SA

Mt Pleasant SA
Murray Bridge SA
Netley SA
O'Halloran Hill SA
Parafield Gardens SA
Plympton Park SA
Port Pirie SA
Port Wakefield SA
Prospect SA

Roxby Downs SA
Royal Park SA
Salisbury SA
Strathalbyn SA
Summertown SA
Victor Harbour SA
Waikerie SA
Woodville Gardens SA
Wynn Vale SA


Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria.

These states all share the same challenges to provide the right situation in the market to make battery storage work. With lower available sunshine may cause longer payback, however with the combination of time of use billing with tariff arbitrage cheap off-peak power potential payback periods may become reduced.

Battery and solar installers in Victoria 

Gouldburn Valley Vic   Wimmera Mallee Vic   East Gippsland Vic  La Trobe Valley Vic   Melbourne West Vic

Peninsula Vic  South West Vic, Geelong Vic, Kiama Vic.

Albury Vic
Bairnsdale Vic
Bannockburn Vic
Benalla Vic
Bendigo Vic
Bonnie Doon Vic
Buninyong Vic
Bunyip Vic
Castlemaine Vic
Churchill Vic
Cobram Vic

Colac Vic
Corowa Vic
Drouin Vic
GEA Vic
Geelong Vic
Hamilton Vic
Hastings Vic
Inverloch Vic
Langwarrin Vic
Leeton Vic

Little River Vic
Loch Vic
Lockwood Vic
Metung Vic
Mildura Vic
Moolap Vic
Mooroopna Vic
Narrandera Vic
Nilma Vic
Numurkah Vic
Portland Vic

Sale Vic
Shepparton Vic
Skye Vic
Stawell Vic
Tarwin Lower Vic
Tatong Vic
Trafalgar Vic
Wangaratta Vic
Warrnambool Vic
Wodonga Vic


Battery and solar installers in New South Wales

Far North Coast NSW , Coffs Harbour NSW , Port MacQuarie NSW, Central West NSW, Inner West NSW, Swan Hill NSW

Nowra NSW, Riverina NSW,Balmain NSW, Lugarno NSW, Naremburn NSW, Chatswood NSW

Adamstown NSW
Albion Park NSW
Ambarvale NSW
Ballina NSW
Balmoral NSW
Bathurst NSW
Bendigo NSW
Blue Mountains NSW
Bomaderry NSW
Boro NSW
Bradbury NSW
Broken Hill NSW
Hurstville NSW

Byron Bay NSW
Caldera NSW
Canowindra NSW
Casino NSW
Colo Vale NSW
Cooks Hill NSW
Cooma NSW
Currumbin NSW
Dapto NSW
Dubbo NSW
East Maitland NSW
Gerroa NSW
Shellharbour NSW

Glen Alpine NSW
Glen Innes NSW
Goulburn-Malwaree NSW
Katoomba NSW
Kempsey Hazelbrook NSW
Lenox heads NSW
Leumeah NSW
Maitland NSW
Mildura NSW
Mittagong NSW
Moonee Beach NSW
Moss Vale NSW
Woodbine NSW

Mount Hutton NSW
New Lambton NSW
Newcastle NSW
North Avoca NSW
Old Bar NSW
Queanbeyan NSW
Rosemeadow NSW
Ruse NSW
Shoalhaven NSW
Silverwater NSW
Springwood NSW
St George NSW
Campbelltown NSW

Suffolk Park NSW
Tamworth NSW
Thirroul NSW
Toukley NSW
Tura Beach NSW
Tweed Valley NSW
Tyalgum NSW
Ulladulla NSW
Vineyard NSW
Wattamolla NSW
Wingecarribee NSW
Wollongong NSW
Punchbowl NSW


Battery and solar installers in Tasmania

Southern Tasmania, Northern Tasmania

Buderim Tas
Cygnet Tas
Devonport Tas
Launceston Tas

Perth Tas
Sheffield Tas
Snug Tas
South Hobart Tas
Youngtown Tas


Battery and solar installers in Queensland 

It is in Queensland that battery energy storage can really change the game. With very high daytime household power consumption from air coolers and pool pumps, coupled with a large amount of sunlight solar and battery storage makes sense.

Beaudesert Qld
Brendale Qld
Brisbane Qld
Broadbeach Qld
Buderim Qld
Bundaberg East Qld
Bundall Qld
Burpengary Qld
Cairns Qld
Castletown Qld
Cedar Pocket Qld
Charleville Qld
Glendale Qld

Cleveland Qld
Coopers Plains Qld
Currumbin Qld
Eight Mile Plains Qld
Emerald Qld
Geebung Qld
Gin Gin Qld
Gladstone Qld
Glenwood Qld
Gordonvale Qld
Helensvale Qld
Marcoola Qld
Bracken Ridge Qld

Herberton Qld
Highfields Qld
Hyde Park Qld
Kanimbla Qld
Kawana Qld
Kewarra Beach Qld
Lawnton Qld
Lowood Qld
Mackay Qld
Maleny Qld
Mansfield Qld
Palm Beach Qld
Sandgate Qld

Maroochy River Qld
Marsden Qld
Molendinar Qld
Mount Low Qld
Mt Isa Qld
Mudgeeraba Qld
Nambour Qld
Nimbin Qld
North Arm Qld
North Lakes Qld
Paget Qld
Wynnum Qld
Hervey Bay Qld

Petrie Qld
Robina Qld
Rockhampton Qld
Southport Qld
Thornlands Qld
Tinana Qld
Toowoomba Qld
Townsville Qld
Tweed Heads Qld
Walkerston Qld
Woodbury Qld
Gold Coast Qld
Central Coast Qld


Battery and solar installers in the Western Australia

Esperence WA
Albany WA
Alexander Heights WA
Beverley WA
Broome WA
Bunbury WA
Burswood WA
Busselton WA

Great Southern WA
Denmark WA
Duncraig WA
Edgewater WA
Ellenbrook WA
Geraldton WA
Greenwood WA
Jandakot WA

Kimberley WA
Joondalup WA
Kalgoorlie WA
Karratha WA
Lakelands WA
Lynwood WA
Mandurah WA
Dalyellup WA

Mandurah WA
Mosman Park WA
Palmyra WA
Rockingham WA
South Fremantle WA
The Vines WA
York WA
Eaton WA


Battery and solar installers in the Northern Territory

With more families in Darwin staying in the home out of the heat the ATA has suggested that soon it will be financially beneficial to have a 4kW solar with 4kWh storage. How the electricity is supplied the system is under pressure from cloudy days. Particularly when the cloud cover is fast moving and hard to predict. Ideally the RESU 6.5 kWh battery will become  a popular option but to cover short time power disruptions is what will work best for the north. The Northern Territory Governments $2000.00 vouchers to householders can use this for battery storage.

Alice Springs NT
Darwin NT
Director NT

Howard Springs NT
Palmerston NT
Katherine NT


Battery and solar installers in the ACT

In May 2016 the ACT government has offered 2 million dollars available for a battery solar storage tender.

Banks ACT
Bonython ACT
Canberra ACT
Caldwell ACT
Dickson ACT

Fisher ACT
Fyshwick ACT
Isabella Plains ACT
Kingston ACT
Wanniassa ACT

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