Solar battery storage systems

Batteries capture and store unused energy generated by your solar panels for you to use when the sun isn’t shining. By harnessing natural energy from the sun, it’s a cleaner, greener solution to powering your home and achieving energy independence.

Solar battery storage systems

Batteries capture and store unused energy generated by your solar panels for you to use when the sun isn’t shining. By harnessing natural energy from the sun, it’s a cleaner, greener solution to powering your home and achieving energy independence.

How much can I save with a solar and battery package?

On average, Origin customers who have a solar and battery package can save up to 60 per cent or more* on their energy bills depending on the size of their system and daily energy usage.

Plus, if you join Origin Loop, you’ll also receive a monthly credit back for your involvement in our virtual power plant, for up to five years. Learn more about the Origin Loop virtual power plant.


Home solar battery systems

When it comes to renewable energy solutions, solar panels are just the beginning. You can maximise your solar savings with a home battery solution, which can be added to an existing solar system or included with your new solar system installation. 

Save $2,500 on an Origin Loop compatible solar battery! Offer ends 30 June 2022.


LG Chem RESU

A flexible solution for your battery needs


The LG Chem RESU 10 offers greater control over your power storage and electricity bill savings. Better still, it’s compatible with Origin Loop.

  • Optimised 10 kWh capacity
  • Optional backup capability
  • 10 year performance warranty
  •  5 year installation warranty
LG Chem RESU costs

Standard retrofit installation: from $10,695 or $8,195 for eligible customers who sign up to the Origin Loop Virtual Power Plant

Part of an Origin Solar PV system purchase: from $11,995^ for eligible customers who sign up to the Origin Loop Virtual Power Plant

^ For 4.68kW solar panels from our Advantage range within a serviced area in Queensland. All prices include GST. Additional meter changeover / installation fees charged by your distributor may apply.


Tesla Powerwall 2

Powering greater energy independence


Designed for power energy storage, the Tesla Powerwall 2 can detect blackouts and provide backup battery power to your home if the grid fails.

  • High-performance 13.5 kWh capacity
  • Immediate power outage detection
  • For residential or light commercial use
  • 10 year performance warranty
Tesla Powerwall 2 costs

Standard retrofit installation: from $14,995

Part of an Origin Solar PV system purchase: from $19,790^

^ Assumes a 5.46W single or combination track system from our Advantage range within serviced Zone 3 areas.

Monitor your home energy use and track savings

When you buy a solar panel and battery bundle from us and have them installed at the same time, you can monitor your home energy use and solar self-sufficiency via the Origin app. The savings tracker also allows you to keep an eye on lifetime savings after your battery and solar unit are installed.

Solar and battery savings

Filter between daily, weekly or monthly views.

Energy independence

Understand how energy independent you are.

Energy Mix

Get a breakdown of your household energy mix.

Savings displayed within the app are an estimate only, based on your household system’s performance and tariff data.

How does solar power work when the sun isn’t shining?

Solar panels require direct sunlight to produce solar energy. You’ll need to add a solar battery storage device to your solar system if you’d like to use solar power at night or on overcast days.

Storing solar energy and drawing on your battery’s power until it’s empty is a great way to increase your solar self-sufficiency and be less reliant on traditional energy sources.

Video transcript

Power your home when the sun isn’t shining

We all know that solar panels produce energy in direct sunlight.

But… how does it work at night?

Origin offer a range of solar batteries that store energy generated during the day when the sun is shining.

This stored power can be used at night when the sun isn’t shining or on gloomy days when the sun isn’t as powerful.

If your solar system generates more energy than the battery can store, it will be exported to the grid, and you could get a credit on your electricity bill for the amount exported. It’s also known as a “feed-in tariff”.

If you need more energy than what’s stored in your battery, you’ll still need to rely on the grid.

Incorporating solar batteries into your solar system provides a more sustainable round-the-clock energy solution.

Solar batteries and energy storage devices

Batteries are a great choice if you want to lower electricity bills, increase your energy independence and reduce your carbon footprint.

How do solar batteries work?

When your solar panels produce more power than what your household needs, your home storage battery will begin to charge. The energy stored will then be used to power your home appliances when the sun isn’t shining. Any energy that’s leftover can be sent to the grid for you to receive credits on your bill at your feed-in tariff rate.

Do solar batteries protect against blackouts?

This depends on the battery you choose. Some batteries like the LG Chem RESU will require an optional backup box to be installed to protect from blackouts. This can be installed at an additional cost.

Batteries like the Tesla Powerwall 2 come complete with an immediate outage detection feature. This means that the device will automatically switch your energy source to stored power and provide backup power to your home if the grid fails.

Are solar batteries worth it?

Australia is in the middle of an energy transformation, where the uptake of renewables is changing how energy distribution works. Now is a great time to get involved, with government rebates available to reduce upfront costs.

Depending on which battery you choose, you might also be able to join our community of battery owners who are buying and selling energy back to the network, and one another – and being rewarded for it – through our virtual power plant.

What is solar self-consumption?

“Solar self-consumption” is where your home uses the solar energy it produces. With a solar and battery system, you can bump up your solar self-consumption and reduce your reliance on the electricity grid.

Add the LG Chem RESU or Tesla Powerwall 2 to your existing system and your solar panels will feed any unused solar energy direct to the battery, where it will be stored.

Do feed-in tariffs still apply if I have a battery?

Yes – feed-in tariffs still apply when you have a battery.

Our solar customers get a feed-in tariff for any excess solar power their system generates. If their system produces more than they need at that time, whatever remains is fed back into the electricity grid.

This earns our customers a tariff – and the tariff is credited to their electricity bill.

With a battery system such as the LG Chem RESU or Tesla Powerwall 2, you’re able to store any extra energy your system generates. But in some situations – if on a particular day your usage was low or non-existent – and your home solar battery has charged to full capacity, then you may still have excess power to send back to the grid, and you’ll receive a feed-in tariff.

Find out more on our rates comparison page.

Are battery rebates available?

Financial incentives for batteries storage systems are currently provided by the Federal Government and some states across Australia. See your state’s rates by visiting the Australian Energy Foundation.

Looking for more deals? Origin offers and government rebates are regularly updated – so be sure to check out all the latest promotions and solar rebates available on our website. Find great deals in your state here.

Save $2,500 on the LG Chem RESU

Eligible customers Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland can get an upfront discount on the price of an LG Chem RESU. Offer ends 30 June 2022.

Want to know more?

Find the right battery solution

Solar batteries are a long-term investment, so don’t miss our expert tips on choosing the right battery for your home’s needs.


Power on with a great solar plan

Want to make the most of your solar system? Explore our solar and electricity plans featuring low rates and great feed-in tariffs.


Discover Origin Loop

Be part of our intelligent network of solar batteries with Origin Loop. Learn more about our virtual power plant and how it could benefit you.


Want to know more?

Find the right battery solution

Solar batteries are a long-term investment, so don’t miss our expert tips on choosing the right battery for your home’s needs.

Power on with a great solar plan

Want to make the most of your solar system? Explore our solar and electricity plans featuring low rates and great feed-in tariffs.

Discover Origin Loop

Be part of our intelligent network of solar batteries with Origin Loop. Learn more about our virtual power plant and how it could benefit you.

Make a good change with Origin solar

Our experts can help you find the right solar package, products and energy plan to suit your home and lifestyle.

Want to know more?

Our best and brightest solar plan

Sign up to our Solar Boost Plus plan and lock in our highest feed-in tariff rate. Available for 24 months when you buy an Origin solar system.

Get set up in 5 easy steps

How do you go from ordering a solar system to making savings? Read about our solar installation process here.

Discover Origin Loop

Be part of our intelligent network of solar batteries with Origin Loop. Learn more about our virtual power plant and how it could benefit you.

Make a good change
with Origin solar

Our experts can help you find the right solar package, products and energy plan to suit your home and lifestyle.


Important information

* Savings of up to 60 per cent on energy bills

Based on a sample of 2092 Origin customers using a 10kwh battery with 8.8 kwh available capacity, where their solar panel size is 4kw and their average daytime usage is at 60%. Savings may differ according to your individual usage. Default Market Offer/Victorian Default Offer peak usage rates at 1 June 2021.