Solar Batteries FAQ’s

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. In this week’s blog, we’re talking through the most frequently asked questions about solar batteries.


Why should I invest in a solar battery?


Getting a solar battery can provide several benefits for homeowners who have a solar panel system installed in their homes. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider getting a solar battery:


  • Energy independence: With a solar battery, you can store the excess energy generated by your solar panels during the day and use it at night or during power outages. This means that you won’t have to rely on the grid as much and can have more control over your energy usage.
  • Cost savings: By storing excess solar energy and using it during peak hours, you can reduce your reliance on the grid and lower your energy bills. Additionally, some utility companies offer incentives and credits for installing a solar battery.
  • Environmental benefits: Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source, and using a solar battery can help reduce your carbon footprint by allowing you to use more of the energy generated by your solar panels.
  • Increased reliability: With a solar battery, you can have backup power during power outages or grid failures, ensuring that your home has a reliable source of electricity.


Overall, a solar battery can provide numerous benefits for homeowners with solar panel systems, including energy independence, cost savings, environmental benefits, and increased reliability.


How does a solar battery work?


The function of a solar battery is to store the surplus energy produced by your solar panels, which you do not immediately consume, for future use, especially during nighttime. Lithium-ion based battery cells are commonly used in most solar batteries to accumulate this electrical power


Can I add a battery to my existing system?


In most cases, yes. If your system is several years old, you may have to replace the inverter with one that can manage a solar battery. For this, get in touch with our team to discuss the best option for you! 


Which solar batteries would you recommend?


The type of battery you buy depends on your system and your unique needs. At PowerSmart, we recommend Sonnen, Tesla, SunRise Mini and SunRise Phase 3. Read more about them here.


Does my battery come with a warranty?


Most of the solar batteries we supply come with a 10 year warranty to ensure your system is running well into the future!

Solar batteries are a fantastic investment for your solar system and have the capability to make an already effective system work even better. Got more questions that need answers? Get in touch with our friendly team here.

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