Why Solar Battery Storage is So Beneficial

Enhancing Solar with Battery Storage


Solar panels are a great start toward clean energy for your building, but they can only generate energy when the sun is shining. There is an abundance of solar energy available for solar panels to capture, but achieving maximum energy independence requires the storage of this energy to be used at times when solar generation is not possible. A solar battery storage setup can greatly enhance your energy system in several ways. Let’s explore them.


Clean Energy


Sustainable energy is key to a cleaner future. To us at Ryelec, the most important reason to add a battery is to ensure the system is doing the most it can for the environment.
Our ancestors dreamt of a time where we could harness the sun’s energy to power our communities. It’s time for us all to transition away from unsustainable and damaging energy sources like fossil fuels.
Whilst panels are great, solar battery storage is also needed to minimise the reliance on the grid. Solar energy must be stored somewhere to use when the sun isn’t shining, otherwise the building will have to resort to the electrical grid for power supply.

Adding a battery to a setup is necessary to help achieve the overall goal of energy independency. To produce, store and consume your own energy.

Certain battery brands even provide the option to sign up to a virtual power plant where excess stored energy in your battery can be used by others in return for a subsidy. This facilitates a community working together toward a cleaner, more sustainable environment.


Solar Battery Storage for Home. Store Clean Energy


Smarter with Energy


One of the other incredible things about solar battery storage is that it allows us to use our expertise in automation technology to further strengthen a solar setup. Rather than just installing panels and hoping for the best, automation allows energy to be monitored and managed in the most efficient way. Automation ensures all stored solar energy will be utilised and allows decisions to be made on how and when the energy is used. For example, in the evening when more people are home, things like electric vehicle chargers will go into trickle-charge mode to conserve energy until later when overall power usage is lower.

In Ryelec Energy systems, we always install the highest quality solar panels with micro inverters which allow each panel to be monitored individually, and we will recommend a battery storage system that we know will suit your needs – using smart energy meters to calculate use. With Ryelec’s expertise in smart technology, you can be sure of peak performance at optimal capacity for your solar setup.


Sonnen Solar Battery Storage for Home



The Lowest Power Bills


Using solar battery storage is how you get the lowest power bills.
As soon as a battery is installed it is working to save you money – batteries are necessary for the economic future of your solar system’s life.
The less your building relies on the grid, the lower the power bills will be.

Each battery will have a different capacity and price point to suit individual or company needs. Generally, batteries cost between $1,000 – $1,500 per kWh; this includes battery installation and GST. Most residential battery systems range between 5 – 30kWh. To get return on your investment, batteries must have the capacity to reach your residential/commercial needs without significant excess. We always work with you to suggest the most suitable battery option for your home or business.

Solar and battery technology is impressive and exciting. As it continues to improve, firmware upgrades are done automatically and new features are added, meaning existing systems are kept up-to-date.
Quality is an important factor in battery choice to ensure longevity. That’s why Ryelec Energy systems exclusively use lithium-iron-phosphate battery cells, renowned for safety, reliability and durability.


Living Off Grid


Solar battery storage means you have an alternative source of power to the grid. Especially for those that live in areas that are subject to frequent blackouts or extreme weather, a solar battery can provide a great deal of energy security and stability with real-time monitoring.

And for those that seek the ultimate in energy independence – with solar battery storage, you can live completely off grid.
Ryelec Energy can provide complete standalone electricity systems. Often, going off grid can be more economical, especially in remote locations where the infrastructure for grid connection can cost more than a complete standalone system. And with no power bills and minimal maintenance, the ongoing costs are also kept to a minimum.



Off Grid Cabin with Solar Battery Storage



Solar Battery Storage Benefits


  • Stores energy and detects outages to automatically become the energy source for the building
  • Unlike generators, batteries provide energy to lights/appliances without upkeep, fuel or noise
  • Batteries can charge electric vehicles, ensuring the vehicle is powered sustainably
  • Allow for energy independence and security in a fluctuating geo-political climate
  • Provide power to appliances within the home or building
  • Help achieve net zero to alleviate strain on the planet
  • Improves effectiveness by allowing for automation
  • Ensures maximum energy/output is achieved
  • Use clean energy at night, captured during the day
  • Sign up to a virtual power plant to share energy



Next Steps…


Interested in solar and battery storage? Don’t delay. Get started on your solar journey today and begin generating, storing and using all your own energy immediately. Better for your power bills and for the planet.
We’d love to discuss your solar setup with you! Visit our contact page to send an enquiry.


Solar Battery Storage for Clean Home Energy

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