Fed up with ever increasing power bills and a national grid that can’t guarantee a permanent power supply, Australians have taken matters into their own hands.
Last year they embraced household solar options more than ever, starting a rooftop-powered revolution that has the residential battery market expanding at over 300 per cent.
Industry analysts predict more than 25,000 households will have a form of energy storage system by year end.
Last year more than 6500 households connected solar panels to batteries, an amazing number considering the technology to the market in recent times.
Among them was Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who installed one of the largest systems available on his Sydney Harbourside mansion. He has upgraded his existing solar panels to 14.5kW and added a bank of batteries capable of holding 14kWh of power.
Without realising it, our PM is leading the charge to “energy independence”. His set-up is a lot larger than typical installations and probably cost him more than $35,000.
You can have the same results for your household for well under $20,000 by using the suite of industry-leading energy products on offer from ERS.
Recently one of our customers in the Adelaide CBD installed an Enphase storage option to an existing 4kW solar system on his townhouse. Using the generous Adelaide City Council rebates brought the cost down to a few thousand dollars and now he’s only paying for connection charges.
The respected industry solar energy analyst SunWiz last week confirmed that Adelaide residents have Australia’s quickest payback on a rooftop solar-battery storage system, citing high electricity prices and the amount of sunshine available.
ERS aims to make its customers “energy independent”. We recommend you stay connected to the grid to maximise your rooftop solar system efficiency and reduce the energy storage requirements, however don’t pay for any power you use by employing the latest battery technology to store the energy you have harvested from the sun.
We do have an exciting new option available soon for those looking for total independence during power outages. The new Sonnen Protect unit senses power outages and will automatically switch over to battery and solar power to keep your lights on and your appliances operating.
DID YOU KNOW? The SA Power Networks website states “Whether it is summer, winter, autumn or spring, we can’t guarantee there won’t be an event affecting supply. That’s why we say: Don’t be surprised by an outage, be prepared.”
Contact ERS for further information, or recommendations for your needs.