With nearly a quarter of Australian households equipped with solar panels on the roof, there’s no doubt solar makes sense for most people. And while everyone has varying motivations for going solar, one of the most common ones we hear is to save money on energy.
This is no surprise – energy prices have been trending upwards for over a decade, in fact power prices rose almost 120% between 2008-2018. So you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the best way (or perhaps the only way) to save money on your energy bill is to simply buy less energy.
That’s where solar panels come in
Solar panels generate clean, free electricity to use in your home when the sun is shining. If your panels are generating more electricity than you’re using in your home at the time, the excess solar energy is exported to the energy grid and you’re paid a ‘feed-in tariff’.
There’s one problem with this though. If you install solar panels today, your feed-in tariff could be up to three times less than the rate you buy electricity for.
So it makes more financial sense to use as much solar power in your home as possible, rather than exporting it during the day and buying electricity back in the evening at three times the price.
But we get it. There’s only so much electricity you can use during the day (even if you are working from home more these days) and inevitably you’re going to need to use energy at night to cook dinner, keep the house warm and the lights on.
That’s where a solar battery comes in
Solar batteries store your excess solar power to use later on when the sun has gone down. This means you can use your free solar power day and night, and dramatically reduce the amount of electricity you have to buy from your power company.
In fact, by installing solar panels and a battery the average home could slash their energy bills by 80% or more!
DC Power Co’s solar and battery system is designed to do just that
Designed specifically for households adding solar panels and a battery at the same time, our solar and battery package brings world-leading, tier 1 solar panels together with an Australian-designed battery solution in one streamlined, cost-effective package.
The package comes in a range of sizes depending on your energy needs, household set-up and budget. Plus there are financing options available so you can start saving with your solar and battery system now, and pay it off over time.
If you already have solar, but want to add a battery, check out our solar battery package.