Not surprisingly, solar panels work great when the sky is blue and there’s lots of sunshine. However, you may be wondering what happens when the weather is dull, dark or pouring with rain?
Do solar panels still work on cloudy days?
The answer is yes - just not quite as well… which means up until recently clouds and rain cost solar homeowners money.
Thankfully, there is now a solution to this frustrating problem.
Here's the story...
On a cloudy day, a typical solar system will produce approximately 10-25% of its rated capacity. That means it only generates a fraction of the power that it would normally.
This can be very frustrating because every time the clouds roll in your electricity bill starts rising. You have to hand over more of your hard-earned cash to the energy corporations.
Luckily, in Australia we still get enough sunshine all year round to make solar a great investment - even when you take these cloudy days into account.
But, if you are interested in cutting your energy bills further, so you have more money to spend on your yourself and your family, there is now an option available.
Solar batteries can save you money by storing free energy for use when it’s cloudy Solar batteries have been around for a while, but up until recently, the costs were very high, the equipment was bulky and they were difficult to use. Except for people who lived off the grid, they were a poor investment.
Thankfully that has changed in recent years.
The price of solar batteries has dropped dramatically. In many cases, they are now an excellent investment for homeowners in cloudy regions who want to reduce their electricity costs.
Solar batteries work by allowing you to store energy on sunny days - and then using this free energy when it’s cloudy or raining... so you don't have to pay the high rates that energy companies demand.
There are several solar batteries on the market, but the one I recommend is the Tesla Powerwall 2.
First of all, the Tesla Powerwall 2 has double the capacity of the original Powerwall - 13.2kWh of usable energy storage. This is more than enough to power most homes during overcast periods.
And if you often get several cloudy days in a row, you can connect nine Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries together to keep getting free electricity for longer.
This means you can potentially...
Save thousands of dollars every year on electricity bills depending on where you live...
That's only the beginning...
There are several other benefits to having a Tesla Powerwall 2 system installed.
For example, you can protect your home from blackouts, so if there's a power outage you can still turn on the lights, keep the fridge cold and enjoy hot showers. Plus, it gives you more self-sufficiency and freedom from the electricity companies.
The Tesla Powerwall 2 is very safe. There are no live wires or unsightly vents - and the lithium ion battery requires minimum maintenance. You can even monitor your electricity usage from your iPhone or Android device!
Case studies suggest that the system can reduce your mains grid electricity consumption by as much as 80% based on standard system installation in a capital city
If you use most of your electricity during morning and evenings, you can potentially enjoy similar cost savings and a great return-on-investment too.
Another consideration is the upfront cost.
Many people don't have the money sitting round to buy a system up front. That’s why 3Quotes has a special offer where you can get the system installed for as little as $35 a week on an interest free loan.
If you would like to find out more about this offer, contact us today. The sooner you get the system, the sooner you'll start saving on electricity bills even on cloudy or rainy days.Click here to discover how much you can save with batteries now