Australian homes are slowly shifting to solar energy, more and more property owners are looking to change their homes and make the move off the grid. The country’s renewable energy industry continues to grow, and the government is now providing schemes whereby homeowners can install a modern solar system at a fraction of the cost. If you are on the fence about purchasing a home battery, here are some reasons to make a switch.
Reduce Your Dependence on the Grid
Installing a home battery means you can limit or sometimes eliminate your dependence on the national grid. If you don’t like relying on energy from the grid, the solution is to install a home battery system to support your solar panels. Having solar panels alone won’t completely eliminate your dependence, but they will reduce it. If you want to increase your energy independence and give yourself complete flexibility, you’ll need a home battery to complete your system.
Having a battery allows you to keep the energy you create from your solar panels, giving you access to electricity even when your panels aren’t absorbing light. Electricity from your battery can be used to power your washing machine, electric shower and any other appliances you have in your home. Even if the grid is down, your home battery will be there to provide you with energy.
Lower Utility Bills
One of the most obvious advantages of installing a home battery is to reduce your energy bills. Having a modern home battery means you no longer have to rely on the grid to power your property, you can make and store your own electricity using solar panels, an inverter and a home battery. If you think batteries are on the pricey side, you’ll be pleased to hear that most states in Australia now offer home battery schemes. Solar panels are a great start, but to make that move closer to energy independence, you’ll need support from home battery technology. Fitting a battery will help you to significantly reduce your energy bills, providing you with extra cash to spend elsewhere.
Impress & Inspire Other People
Many people talk about going green and changing their home to rely on a renewable source of energy, but most people never do it. If you are the one who takes that step and adds a full solar system which includes a home battery, friends and family will be impressed. Having a solar system in your home is a great way of inspiring others to do the same, if they are impressed with your efforts to help the environment and they can see first-hand how it works, they are more likely to consider installing their own solar systems.
Using solar panels and installing home batteries will one day be commonplace in Australia. More and more people are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment. By installing a home battery and solar system in your property, you inspire others to do so. You are not only reforming how we generate electricity; you are helping to shape the future.