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Are solar batteries worth it?

Whether you’re installing a new solar power system, or already have one, you’ve probably come across the topic of solar batteries.

Solar batteries store the extra solar energy your panels produce that you don't immediately use, so you can draw from it later.

Lithium-ion solar batteries have a higher usable capacity and a super high cycle life. This means that they don’t require frequent maintenance or replacement. After charging and discharging solar batteries thousands of times, they still remain highly functional. Nowadays, the batteries are also more lightweight and smaller, with sleek design too!

Pairing your solar panels with solar batteries to create what is known as a ‘hybrid solar system’ comes with a number of advantages, including access to reliable backup power and independence from your utility.

Even though solar batteries are an extra investment to the solar system, more and more homeowners are choosing to install them with their solar panels because of all the great benefits solar batteries provide.

Batteries are an excellent source of backup power, they increase your energy independence, and in some cases can even save you more money on your electric bill because you’ll be drawing power from the battery instead of the grid.

A solar battery gives you peace of mind, knowing that even when the grid fails, your power will still be on. Additionally, solar-plus-storage system can help you to better track the energy your system is generating through monitoring capabilities, providing an enhanced level of transparency and precision. These systems allow you to track the energy your home is producing and using in real time.

Installing a solar battery storage solution provides the greatest benefits to homeowners who live in areas that experience frequent power outages, and if your main reasons for going solar are environmental, as it maximizes the amount of renewable energy your home uses.

Imagine you are relaxing at home watching TV on a rainy night, and all of a sudden the power goes out. Now, with rooftop solar energy system plus battery storage, you will still be enjoying your relaxing time, uninterrupted, blissfully unaware of the blackout as unlike conventional gas generators, which many people use during prolonged power outages, solar batteries don’t make any noise. That means you get the benefit of reliable instant power, without the noise and air pollution that comes with gas-guzzling generators.

However, solar battery systems do come at a price. Hence, are solar batteries worth the extra cost?

In Indonesia, the payback for solar-plus-storage system has reached a break even point of less than 10 years due to the increasing cost of electricity. So now is the good time to go solar and even add batteries for the system!

Still wondering whether batteries are for you? Consult with us and we will give our recommendation that best fits you!

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