Two thirds of Aussie homes with solar have plans to install a battery within the next five years[i] to help reduce their reliance on grid energy – signifying a growing appetite for more self-sufficient and sustainable homes.
However, the process of disconnecting from the grid is still out of reach for the majority of Aussies – at least without significant up-front costs and a tolerance for occasional disruptions to power supply.
So, what does going off-grid actually mean for your home and your hip-pocket? We’ve put together some quick info on becoming a self-sufficient household, and why staying connected to the grid is a good safety net.
What are the benefits of battery storage?
Home batteries allow you to bank excess solar energy generated during the day so you can use it later, reducing your reliance on grid energy and helping to bring your energy bills down.
For homes without battery storage, excess energy generated by their solar system is sent back to the grid - which means they’re not unlocking the full potential of their solar system.