Up until recently, the answer was no. Homeowners with solar panels had no access to electricity during a power outage.
The good news is, thanks to the introduction of hybrid battery technology that’s all about to change.
Let me explain…
Most Australians have grid-connected solar systems installed in their homes. That means their solar panels only work when the electricity network is functioning.
You have to scramble around in the dark like everyone else. You can’t wash your clothes, use the dishwasher and if you have medical equipment that needs electricity, it’s downright dangerous.
Thankfully, that’s all about to change!
Finally, Australian homeowners have a potentially cost-effective solar system to keep the lights on during a blackout…
Solar battery systems have come a long way in the past few years.
They used to be bulky, expensive and hard to maintain. So they were only worthwhile for people in isolated areas.
But now the newest models can economically store electricity generated by solar panels, so even if there’s a major weather event that knocks out the power for days, you don’t have to live by candlelight - or shower in cold water.
The Tesla Powerwall 2 is the undoubted market leader when it comes to giving you peace of mind during a blackout event
The system is legal and safe. It includes all the hardware you need to automatically supply power in the event of an outage.
And if necessary, multiple batteries may be installed together using a special mount. This arrangement can provide enough capacity to power the average Australian household for several days.
This is only the beginning!
Another advantage of the Tesla Powerwall 2 is that you can potentially save money on night time electricity too.
You see, up until now even if your solar panels produced twice as much power as you need during the day, you still had to pay for electricity when the sun went down. This was a rip off, especially for people living in sunny areas.
But 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 through the night.
This benefit alone can reduce your bills by thousands of dollars every year -- enough to renovate your home, go on holidays, or maybe even upgrade your car.
Not only that, the Tesla Powerwall 2 is beautifully designed. It is streamlined, sleek and stylish. Plus, it is rated for indoor or outdoor use in the harsh Australian climate. 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!
Everyone’s situation is different and the amount of savings will depend on your actual individual circumstances.
However, case studies suggest that the Tesla Powerwall 2 can reduce your mains grid electricity bills by as much as 80% based on standard system installation in a capital city…
The upfront costs varies... but it is possible to get the system installed for as little as $35 a week on an interest free loan.
Plus, there’s whatever value you want to put on being able to power your home in a blackout.
Many Australian households are itching to buy solar batteries to escape the stranglehold of the traditional power companies.
If you would like to find out how to join them, contact us today.
The sooner you get a good battery system, the sooner you’ll start saving on electricity bills and improving energy efficiency.Click here to discover how much you can save with batteries now