Transition to renewable energy is accelerating across the globe and Australia is leading as a country to set new renewable energy targets with solar being its favorite renewable source. Earlier the batteries were used only for off grid systems but with the advancement in technology there has been an increasing interest among individuals to install batteries along with grid tied solar systems. Batteries help store excess power generated, increase self-consumption and become more energy independent. Let us first understand the three main types of batteries available.
Lithium acid batteries: Off grid solar systems traditionally used these batteries and now they are not used much.
Lithium ion batteries: These are the most common type of batteries used recently and the technology is advancing faster to create better lithium ion batteries.
Flow batteries: They are used for large energy storage applications and it is evolving gradually.
Is Q cell a good brand? Are Q cells panels worth it?
Q cells have their headquarters in South Korea and are German engineered panels. They manufacture Tier 1 solar modules that are highly efficient and are known for their performance. They have a local office based in Sydney NSW. They are regarded as one of the top solar panels in Australia and are CEC approved. Q cells are the premium range products, they come in Mono, Half-cell and poly technology. Warranties on the panel are standard but the quality of the products makes it exceptional and the panels do provide value for money. You might find Q cell panels costlier than any other panels in the market, however, they are some of the best premium range solar panels you can install at your property. We at Arise Solar offer a wide range of solar modules and inverters suited for your property. We can help you choose the right kind of solar panels for your property in the budget suited to your pocket.
What are these new Q cells batteries?
Q cells have developed a new home battery system technology that is first going to be sold in Australia and provides a 15 year standard product and performance warranty. Most of the batteries that we have seen in the Australian market come with 5-10 years of warranty and require a good amount of maintenance. Q cell batteries are going to be made available from next month and are initially going to be used in solar Victoria’s VVP pilot program.
What’s the best option right now?
As we say it often, solar is always going to be worth it to install in Australia because Australia on average receives the highest amount of solar radiation per square meter. It is good to evaluate battery options right now but installing a battery currently is not recommended. The best you can do is install a battery ready solar system right now and start saving immediately. Once you start saving and can see a significant amount of savings on your electricity bills which within some years make the system pay back for itself, you can consider coupling a battery with your existing solar system. Arise Solar is offering a battery ready solar power system at $0 immediate costs if you qualify to our 3 basic requirements. Speak to our team to learn more.