Solar Storage Battery Solutions

Store your Energy with Solar Batteries

At Eco Ease, we believe solar batteries are revolutionising the renewable energy landscape by offering a game-changing solution for storing excess solar power.

By November 2024, there will also be a solar battery rebate available in NSW, which allows batteries to become more affordable, pushing the ROI if purchased as a solar & battery combo into the 5-year range.

By efficiently capturing and storing energy during peak production hours, our solar batteries ensure a seamless power supply even during cloudy days or nighttime.

This sustainable technology not only maximises self-consumption but also reduces reliance on the grid, leading to significant cost savings over time.

With increasing power costs and the grid becoming more vulnerable, solar batteries pave the way for a comfortable home 24/7, allowing homeowners and businesses to embrace energy independence and reduce their power bills & carbon footprint.

Save your energy!

At Eco Ease, investing in a solar battery system is a smart choice that can lead to substantial savings on your electricity bills, surpassing the benefits of solar panels alone. Instead of exporting surplus solar energy to the grid for a modest feed-in tariff, our solar batteries store this excess electricity.

This stored energy becomes invaluable during peak times or in the evening when your solar PV system isn’t generating power, reducing your need to purchase electricity from the grid at full price. This results in notable savings on your overall electricity costs.

When it comes to batteries we only recommend major reliable brands like SolarEdge, Enphase, Tesla, BYD, RedEarth and Sungrow for example.  These brands have had a long and reliable track record in Australia.

Leverage Future Regulatory Changes with a Battery

Incorporating a battery bank into your home prepares you to take advantage of future regulatory changes that will enable the trading of rooftop solar-generated electricity among households, small businesses, and community groups.

By investing in a battery, you can store surplus solar electricity, allowing you to use it for your own needs or sell excess power to neighbours at rates higher than the standard feed-in tariff.

This innovative approach bypasses traditional energy retailers, providing a more direct and potentially lucrative way to contribute to and benefit from your local energy community. One of the companies offering this wholesale VPP trading service is Amber. To learn more about VPP – please check out Your Energy Answers here.

Reduce your business's running costs

Power bills other than taxes and Council/water rates are some of the most regular business expenditures, which seem to go up and up and up. Put an end to it, by investing in a commercial solar or solar & battery system.

By offsetting a substantial portion of electricity consumption with solar power, businesses can achieve significant savings on their energy bills over the system’s lifetime.

Installing large-scale solar systems is also supported via the available Federal rebate schemes and specific tax arrangements such as the Federal asset write-off scheme.

Reducing carbon footprints and reliance on fossil fuels helps mitigate climate change and fosters a cleaner, greener future for Sydney, Wollongong and beyond. At Eco Ease, we are dedicated to helping businesses achieve these goals with efficient, well-priced, high-quality solar & battery solutions.

Mitigating Grid Strain with Home Battery Storage

While solar PV systems produce electricity predictably during sunny days, cloud cover or climate disruptions can cause fluctuations in solar output, requiring coal and gas plants to meet demand.

This strain on the grid can be alleviated with the widespread adoption of home battery storage systems. Home batteries store surplus electricity, reducing reliance on the grid during power shortages and mitigating unintended voltage fluctuations.

This not only supports grid stability but also extends the life of current grid infrastructure. By using stored energy, homeowners can contribute to a more resilient and sustainable energy system.

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Enhance Energy Independence with a Battery System

Home solar batteries have reduced in price over the past 2-3 years. Incorporating a battery system at your home or business, especially if you already have a large solar system reduces the need to purchase a lot of your required energy from the grid.

Put simple, it puts you in the category of homeowners with energy independence. This reduced reliance on major energy retailers ensures more control over your energy usage and much lower power bills.

Additionally, home battery storage systems can be configured to offer backup power, providing electricity even during grid outages. This feature adds convenience, comfort and flexibility, ensuring a reliable power source whenever needed.

By choosing a solar & battery system from Eco Ease, you gain both independence and long-term financial savings that will be many thousands of dollars.

 

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FAQs

What is needed in regards to the aspect of the home to handle a solar storage battery?

Ensuring your home is ready for a solar storage battery is crucial for maximising the return on investment of your solar & battery energy system. Proper preparation can help you avoid potential issues and ensure seamless integration between the battery and solar panels.

A solar storage battery typically requires a dedicated, well-ventilated space. Ideal locations include garages, southern walls or if available basements, or utility rooms. The space should be free from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures to maintain the battery’s optimal performance. Ensure there is enough clearance around the battery for maintenance and ventilation.

Furthermore, the structural integrity of the installation site is essential. The chosen location should support the weight of the battery system and have a stable mounting surface. If in the garage, a protective bollard will need to be installed to avoid any car getting in contact with the unit.

Stable walls are necessary to bear the load for wall-mounted batteries.

Eco Ease takes safety precautions

Safety is paramount when installing a solar storage battery. Proper ventilation is critical to prevent overheating. Additionally, the area should be free from flammable materials. Our team at Eco Ease follows stringent safety protocols to ensure a safe and efficient home storage battery installation.

The Eco Ease’s efficiency guarantee

To maximise your system’s efficiency, it’s essential to integrate the battery with your existing solar panels and inverter correctly. Eco Ease’s long term experience ensures that we match your electricity consumption pattern with the solar panel system and the battery size to ensure seamless integration, optimising energy storage and usage

Why choose Eco Ease for battery installations

Eco Ease has extensive experience in solar and battery energy systems, offering tailored solutions to meet your needs. Serving the Wollongong and Sutherland regions for more than a decade, we ensure professional, reliable installations with top-quality products. For example when it comes to batteries we recommend Tesla, Sungrow and RedEarth – all products that have been installed for may years without issues.

Trust Eco Ease for your solar storage battery needs and enjoy a black out protected home with a strong comfort level.

Are the Eco Ease solar & battery systems customised?

At Eco Ease, we believe that each home and business has unique energy needs and goals. As such, our solar and battery systems are not pre-designed in a cookie cutter approach, like many of the bargain basement offers, but instead, we offer highly customised solutions tailored to fit the specific requirements of each customer.

Here’s how we ensure that our systems are customised to provide optimal performance and maximum benefits.

Initial detailed energy assessment

The customisation process begins with a thorough energy assessment. A qualified member of our team conducts a detailed analysis of your current energy usage, roof space, orientation, shading, and future energy needs. This assessment helps us understand your specific requirements and design a system that is perfectly suited to your home or business.

Based on the energy assessment, we create a personalised design for your solar and battery system. This includes selecting the most efficient and suitable solar panels, the best orientation of the panels, inverters solutions and position, and battery storage details such as sizing , brand and location – if this what you have chosen.

Our PV stem and battery sizing is undertaken to ensure that your solar & battery system generates enough power to meet your needs, even in winter and your return on investment is solid.

We also assess the size, shape, and orientation of your roof to optimise the placement of solar panels for maximum sunlight. If your roof has shading issues, we design inverter solutions around them to ensure optimal performance.

We also ask you about your future plans and take these plans into account. They could include adding electric vehicles or expanding your home, to ensure your system can accommodate increased energy demands.

Financing your system

We understand that financing a solar and battery system is a significant consideration. That’s why we offer tailored financing solutions to fit your budget and financial goals. We work with various financing partners to provide options that reduce upfront costs and allow you to start saving immediately. Our team helps you navigate available rebates, incentives, and loan options to make the investment more accessible.

Once the design and planning are complete, our experienced installation team ensures that your system is installed to the highest standards. We handle all aspects of the installation process, including securing necessary permits, to provide a seamless and hassle-free experience.

After-sales service

At Eco Ease we provide ongoing support and maintenance services to ensure your system continues to operate efficiently. We are available for regular maintenance checks and performance monitoring help identify and address any issues promptly, ensuring long-term reliability and performance.

Choosing Eco Ease means opting for a solar and battery system designed specifically for your needs. Our customised approach ensures that you get the most out of your investment, with a system that matches your energy consumption, financial situation, and future plans.

We are committed to delivering high-quality, personalised solutions that provide significant energy savings and contribute to a sustainable future. Contact Eco Ease for an easy solar & battery path.

How long will a home solar storage battery power my home during a blackout?

If you’re considering adding a solar storage battery to your home, one of the key questions is how long it will power your home during a blackout. At Eco Ease we’ve helped homeowners across Wollongong , Sutherland and southern part of Sydney transition to solar energy with storage solutions. Here’s a quick se guide on what to expect from your solar storage battery during a blackout.

The capacity of your solar storage battery, measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), is the primary factor determining how long it will power your home. Common residential batteries range from 5 kWh to 20 kWh. A larger capacity battery will provide power for a longer period and of cause will cost more to purchase.

It’s important to note the usable capacity of the battery, which is slightly less than the total capacity due to energy management and safety margins. For example, a 10 kWh battery might have a usable capacity of around 9 kWh.

Naturally your home’s energy consumption significantly impacts how long the battery will last. Essential appliances and systems like refrigerators, lights, and security devices consume less power than running the entire household as usual.

Let’s look at a specific example. You homes average 24 hour electricity consumption is 22 kWh. 12 kWh during the day and 10 kWh during the night.

You now got a black out that lasts all night till 12 pm the next morning. You have an 8 kW solar system and a 13 kWh battery with a usable capacity of 12 kWh.

In the evening when the black out occurs you decided to run the electric heating a little less and also you decided not to back a cake in the electric oven during blackout to minimise electricity consumption.

The battery was full when the black out occurred and due to your more conservative power consumption during the night – you and the family only used 7 kWh of power – so your battery has 5 kWh of usable capacity left in the morning. (12 kWh – 7kWh = 5 kWh) .

As the solar system in the morning is sufficient to supply the house and slowly charge the battery again, by 12 pm , the battery has now increased to a capacity of 9 kWh, when the black out stopped.

Even if the black out would have continued for the next few days, as long as solar power capacity was decent, you would have stayed in power indefinitely, as your battery size was sufficient to cover your period, when there was not solar power produced.

In many cases Eco Ease Electrical can help you calculate your essential energy needs to estimate battery duration.

Load management and smart battery storage systems

Proper load management can extend the battery’s life during a blackout. By prioritising critical loads and shutting off non-essential appliances, you can maximize the duration of your battery backup.

Some solar storage systems come with smart management features that automatically prioritise and manage loads to optimise battery usage. Eco Ease can recommend systems such as Sungrow and Tesla with these capabilities.

If your solar panels can continue generating electricity during daylight hours, they can recharge the battery, extending the backup duration. This is especially useful during prolonged outages. The effectiveness depends on sunlight availability and the size of your solar array.

Weather considerations

The duration a battery can power your home also depends on seasonal variations and weather conditions. During winter or cloudy days, solar panel output may be lower, reducing the battery’s recharging capability.

In contrast, during summer or sunny periods, your solar panels can generate more electricity, potentially keeping the battery charged longer.

Conclusion

The duration a home solar storage battery can power your home during a blackout depends on several factors, including battery capacity, home energy consumption, load management, and solar panel contribution.

By partnering with Eco Ease you can ensure a tailored solution that meets your energy needs and maximises your backup power. Contact us today on 1300 793 901 to discuss your solar storage options and ensure you’re prepared for any power outage.

How does a solar battery warranty work?

When you invest in a solar battery system for your home or business anywhere in NSW, Sydney, Wollongong and the wider Sutherland region, understanding the warranty terms is crucial for your peace of mind and long-term satisfaction.

At Eco Ease we strive to offer clear and comprehensive warranty information to our customers, ensuring you know exactly what to expect from your investment.

A solar battery warranty typically covers two main aspects: performance and product quality. The performance warranty guarantees that the battery will maintain a certain percentage of its original capacity over a specified period. The product warranty, on the other hand, covers defects in materials and workmanship.

Most solar batteries come with a performance warranty that assures the battery will retain a certain percentage of its original capacity, usually around 60-70%, after a set number of years or cycles. For example, a common warranty might state that the battery will hold at least 60% of its original capacity after 10 years or 10,000 cycles, whichever comes first. This warranty is crucial because it directly affects the battery’s ability to store and supply energy efficiently over time.

Product Warranty

The product warranty typically covers any defects in materials and workmanship for a period ranging from 5 to 15 years, depending on the manufacturer. This warranty ensures that if there is a manufacturing defect or an issue with the materials used, you can get a replacement or repair without additional costs.

The key features to look for in a Solar Battery Warranty

Duration – Check both the performance and product warranty periods. Longer warranties often indicate a manufacturer’s confidence in their product’s durability and performance.

Coverage – Understand what is covered under the warranty. Some warranties may exclude certain conditions or have specific maintenance requirements that must be met to keep the warranty valid.

Transferability – If you plan to sell your property, a transferable warranty to the new owner can be an attractive feature for potential buyers but it is not very common.

Why choose Eco Ease for your home storage battery needs?

At Eco Ease we partner with reputable battery manufacturers such as Tesla, Sungrow and RedEarth known for their robust warranty terms and reliable products.

We understand that a solar battery is a significant investment, and our goal is to ensure you get the best return on your investment with minimal concerns about performance and reliability.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with detailed information about the warranties offered by our partners, assisting you in understanding the fine print and supporting you through any warranty claims. We believe in transparency and customer education, ensuring you feel confident and informed throughout your solar journey.

In summary

A solar battery warranty is a crucial component of your solar energy system investment. By understanding the performance and product warranty terms, you can make a more informed decision and ensure your system will deliver reliable energy savings for years to come.

At Eco Ease we are here to guide you through every step, from selection to installation of the home battery and beyond, ensuring you have a smooth and satisfactory experience with your solar & battery system for many years to come.

Will adding battery storage significantly increase the payback period of my solar investment?

Adding a Solar Battery to your solar energy system can significantly enhance your energy independence and savings, but it’s important to understand its impact on the payback period of your solar investment.

At Eco Ease we provide transparent and comprehensive information to help you make an informed decision.

The payback period for a solar system is the time it takes for the savings on your electricity bills to equal the initial cost of the system. For a standard solar panel setup, this period typically ranges from 3 -5 years, depending on factors such as system component quality, size, local energy rates, and available incentives.

When you add battery storage, the initial investment increases due to the cost of the battery system.

High-quality batteries are a significant expenditure, but they offer substantial benefits that can offset this cost over time. For instance, battery storage allows you to store excess solar energy generated during the day for use during peak evening hours or on cloudy days. This capability can lead to greater savings on your electricity bills, especially in areas with high energy costs or time-of-use rates.

Rebates

Government incentives, rebates, and subsidies for battery storage systems can significantly offset the initial costs, reducing the payback period. Programs like the upcoming NSW Solar Battery Rebate provide substantial financial assistance, making battery storage more affordable.

Battery storage also protects you from rising energy costs by reducing your reliance on the grid. As electricity prices increase, your savings with a battery system will also grow, potentially shortening the payback period. Additionally, having a battery system provides the benefit of backup power during outages, offering peace of mind and ensuring a reliable energy source in emergencies.

For example, a typical household in the Wollongong and Sutherland region might have a payback period of around 4 years for a solar panel system without battery storage. Adding a battery might extend this period by a few years to 7 years.

However, the additional savings from reduced peak-time electricity usage, combined with potential incentives and protection against rising energy costs, often justify the initial investment, as it will create a higher level of certainty when it comes to future electricity bills.

At Eco Ease we design tailored solutions to maximise your energy savings and minimise your payback period. Our team of experts assesses your specific energy needs, designs an optimal solar-plus-battery system, and guides you through available incentives to ensure you get the best value for your investment. We are committed to transparency and customer education, ensuring you understand all aspects of your solar investment.

While adding battery storage to your solar system increases the initial return on investment period the enhanced home comfort levels, energy independence, and added security against power outages make it a worthwhile investment.

Also when an EV comes into the picture, then the battery then help you literally drive for free the ROI comes down again. Finally participating in a battery VPP will also help reduce the ROI period again. At Eco Ease we are here to help you navigate these decisions, ensuring you make the best choice for your home and financial future. Call us today on 1300 793 901.