General solar battery information

Posted in About the DC Sunny Saver battery package

What is a solar battery?

A battery stores excess solar energy from your solar system in a battery for use later in the day when the sun goes down and your solar system is no longer generating electricity. 

 

How does a solar battery work?

Solar batteries store the electricity produced by your solar system to be used at any time of the day or night, whether the sun is shining or not. 

When the sun’s up, your solar system will automatically charge your battery. When the sun goes down and your solar panels stop producing electricity, your battery will automatically kick in and start powering your home.

And if you use all the electricity stored in your battery, your home will automatically start pulling energy from the electricity grid. So there’s no need to worry, the lights won’t go out!

 

How do I know if a solar battery is right for me?

If you want to make the most of solar system and  consume more of the free electricity that it produces, then a solar battery is worth looking into. If you also value being less dependent on the electricity grid and having back-up electricity in the event of a blackout, then it makes even more sense.

 

Does the DC Sunny Saver work with 3 phase electricity connections?

The DC Sunny Saver is designed for single-phase electricity connections (this is a very common household setup). The battery can be installed at a 3-phase household too, but it would only charge and discharge on one of the phases.  

So if you have a 3-phase connection and/or an existing 3-phase solar system, the DC Sunny Saver may not be for you. In that case, we recommend speaking to our solar sales team about a more bespoke solution. Please get in touch at [email protected].

 

Is the DC Sunny Saver suitable for off-grid solar systems?

Our battery package does support two back-up circuits, however it is not designed to be an off-grid system. Grid connection is advised.

 

View the DC Sunny Saver battery package here

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