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Benefits of adding batteries to an existing solar system and signing up with Amber Electric


Solar power is an excellent way to save money on your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint. One of the challenges of solar power, however, is that it is an intermittent energy source. This means that it is only available when the sun is shining. Fortunately, you can use batteries to store solar power and use it when it is needed, day or night. Here are some of the benefits of adding batteries to your existing solar system: Energy independence - By adding batteries to your solar system, you can store excess energy generated during the day and use it at night or during cloudy weather. This means that you will be less reliant on the grid, and you can have greater control over your energy usage. Cost savings - Storing solar power in batteries can help you save money in several ways. First, you can use the stored energy during peak hours when energy prices are highest, which can save you money on your electricity bill. Second, if you generate more energy than you need, you can sell it back to the grid and earn a credit on your bill. Increased reliability - Power outages are a fact of life, but batteries can help you prepare for them. By storing energy [...]

Benefits of adding batteries to an existing solar system and signing up with Amber Electric2023-03-27T22:26:32+00:00

Benefits of ‘Flexible Export Limits’ for solar systems.


Solar energy has become an increasingly popular source of renewable energy. As more people are turning to solar power to generate electricity, it is essential to have flexible export limits for solar systems. In this blog, we will discuss what flexible export limits are and why they are important for solar systems. What are flexible export limits? Flexible export limits refer to the ability of solar systems to adjust the amount of electricity they export to the grid. In most cases, solar systems generate more electricity than is needed by the home or business where they are installed. This excess electricity is typically exported to the grid and sold to the utility company. However, some utility companies have strict limits on how much electricity can be exported to the grid. Flexible export limits allow solar systems to adjust the amount of electricity they export based on the needs of the grid and the regulations of the utility company. Why are flexible export limits important? Flexible export limits are important for several reasons. First, they allow solar systems to maximize their output while still complying with utility regulations. This is important because it ensures that solar systems can continue to generate renewable energy and contribute to the grid. If solar systems were not able to [...]

Benefits of ‘Flexible Export Limits’ for solar systems.2023-03-27T22:26:59+00:00

AEMC – Turning point for incentives to invest in residential batteries


In October 2022, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) published an article on their website called:  Turning point for incentives to invest in residential batteries. https://www.aemc.gov.au/turning-point-incentives-invest-residential-batteries In the piece they state that with the following trends in the energy markets are creating greater incentives for consumers to store and use their own energy using residential batteries: Falling price of feed-in-tariffs. Implementation of export charges during peak solar production times of the day. Increase cost of power during peak periods. Falling cost of batteries. Longer battery warranty times. For households that already have solar systems, the net benefit of owning a solar system increased  from $0.15 – $2.0 per kWh in 2020 ( this is the difference between the value of the feed-in-tariff and the cost of energy during peak periods), to $0.24 per kWh in 2021.  This trend of falling feed-in-tariffs and export charges is expected to continue, with a potential net benefit of $0.30 per kWh in 2024/25. Coupled with the now more common warranty period of 10 years by most battery manufacturers, this is now resulting in the average pay back period for many of the more reasonable priced battery storage systems to fall within the warranty period. Of course many factors come into play, such as the size of the solar [...]

AEMC – Turning point for incentives to invest in residential batteries2023-02-14T03:38:09+00:00

Value Stack of Commercial Battery Storage Solutions


Commercial battery storage solutions are becoming increasingly important for businesses and organizations as the demand for reliable, sustainable energy grows. Battery storage systems provide several benefits, including increased energy independence, reduced dependence on the grid, and improved energy efficiency. In this blog, we will discuss the value stack of commercial battery storage solutions, what it is and why it's important. The value stack of commercial battery storage solutions refers to the multiple layers of value that can be derived from a battery storage system. This value stack can be divided into several key components, including: 1. Energy independence: Commercial battery storage solutions provide businesses with the ability to store energy generated from their own renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, for use during periods of high demand or when the grid is unavailable. This increased energy independence can result in lower energy costs, improved energy security, and reduced dependence on the grid. 2. Grid services: Battery storage systems can be used to provide grid services, such as frequency regulation and peak shaving, to help utilities balance the grid and maintain reliable energy supplies. By participating in grid services, businesses can earn revenue from their battery storage systems and help support the transition to a more sustainable energy system. 3. Energy efficiency: Commercial battery [...]

Value Stack of Commercial Battery Storage Solutions2023-03-27T22:28:04+00:00



1. Solar batteries don’t have to come with eye watering price tags People have been deterred from getting solar batteries for their solar systems for the last few years due to the large outlay cost associated with them despite their interest to install them. Tesla are probably the most recognisable brand of solar batteries in Australia, but when people enquire into the pricing to add some to their solar systems, they are taken back by the price tag (from around $14K – $17K) and decide not to pursue a solar battery solution. There are numerous more viable options on the market that provide much better value for money, which could reduce the overall cost by at least 30% to 40% compared to Tesla or other top tier marketing brands such as Sonnen and Fronius. In fact, Dyness batteries utilise the same LiFePO4 prismatic cells as the latest generation Sonnen systems, but cost considerably less (around 40% less). 2. It is not cost effective to get larger capacity battery storage than you actually need Solar batteries are generally used to store excess solar energy generated to from your solar system which would otherwise be exported to the grid. It would not make sense to install a larger battery than the excess solar power that your [...]


Solar Energy Warehouse Supporting Tongan Communities


Solar Energy Warehouse is proud to announce that we are entering into a strategic partnership with Mr. Manoa S Tangi (Steve) from Solar Energy Tonga to provide affordable power solutions to the Tongan community via the Solar Power Systems initiative. Tonga has a population of approx. 106,000 and the Tongan Government has a plan to have all residential electricity users off-grid by 2030. Solar Energy Tonga was established to ensure the local population are not adversely affected by the government's plans regarding reticulated electricity. Also, Steve’s role is to build, install and ensure the project is sustainable and acceptability to the people and government of Tonga. Solar Energy Tonga has been in discussions with the Tongan Government, particularly with Tonga Power Limited (MEIDETC) and have also had positive discussions with the Tongan Development Bank regarding their support for the Solar Power Systems initiative. The Solar Power Systems initiative will also be targeting rural villages, where electricity is unreliable or non-existent and impacting villager’s health, education and sanitation. Solar Energy Tonga is focused on supporting the Tongan community and half of the proceeds of the business will be donated to the charitable trust, Fungataua Educational & Cultural Trust. Solar Energy Warehouse is proud to be involved with providing the Tongan residential community with the most affordable and cost effective solar power [...]

Solar Energy Warehouse Supporting Tongan Communities2022-11-16T06:21:26+00:00

Dyness Vs Pylontech Comparison


Vs The closest directly comparable energy storage system product to Dyness is Pylontech in terms of modular and expandable system design, and overall flexibility of the system. Pylontech has a growing reputation in Australia as being a very good quality, reliable, and value for money brand, with ever increasing sales volumes. Dyness is a not a very widely known brand around Australia, even though it has been around for about 3 years in the Australian market, and has all the relevant Australian certifications such as CEC approval, and is on the approved equipment lists all the government battery rebate schemes. We have compiled a comparison table to compare the two base 3.6kWh modules from Dyness (B3A) and Pylontech (US3000) on all their technical specs and features. Based on the comparison of all the technical information above, the Dyness B3A modules are as just as good if not better than the Pylontech US3000C modules, and as they are around 3.5% cheaper,  they represent better value for money. Solar Energy Warehouse is the main importer and distributor of Dyness energy storage systems in Australia and New Zealand, and also service the Pacific Islands. Please contact us to find out more about Dyness [...]

Dyness Vs Pylontech Comparison2023-08-18T07:32:17+00:00

Victoria’s Solar Battery Scheme expands statewide and provides 17,500 solar battery rebates over next 3 years


On the 17th November 2020, Victoria’s Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced that the Victorian Government will invest $797 million to support Victorians with their power bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes, including 17,500 solar battery rebates state wide over the next 3 years. "The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver the biggest household energy efficiency package in any state’s history, creating thousands of jobs, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions." This will include $335 million to upgrade 250 households with old and inefficient heating appliances such as old wood, electric or gas fired heaters with the latest energy efficient systems that are safer and cheaper to run, which will in turn drive down emissions, such as solar with batteries. Another $112 million will be invested to improve the thermal energy efficiency of social housing properties, which will make homes more comfortable and reduce power bills. $191 million will be spent to expand the existing Solar Homes program to a further 42,000 homes on top of the 100,000 homes who have already benefited by installing solar systems on their rooftops under the program.  This program will also be open to small businesses to apply, offering 15,000 solar rebates for businesses. The Solar Battery Rebate will expanded to cover all of Victoria [...]

Victoria’s Solar Battery Scheme expands statewide and provides 17,500 solar battery rebates over next 3 years2022-11-16T06:12:31+00:00

Why Dyness? Comparison Chart


Wholesale Price per kWh including inverter Dyness $811 Tesla     $1000 Dyness batteries consistently out perform the competition. Manufacturer Dyness LG Chem Tesla Sonnen Model PowerboxPro RESU Series Powerwall 2 Sonnenbattterie hybrid Type Lithium Battery System 48V Lithium Battery System 48V AC Lithium Battery System Lithium Battery System 48V Dimensions 928 (H) 555 (W) 210 (D)  483 (H) 452 (W) 227 (D) (9.8 kWh) 1150 (H) 755 (W) 155 (D) 1370 (H) 670 (W) 230 (D) (10 kWh) Solar Storage YES (requires inverter) YES (requires inverter) YES (built-in AC coupled inverter) YES (built-in hybrid inverter) Backup During Outage YES (requires inverter) YES (requires inverter) YES (requires Tesla Gateway) YES Off-Grid Capability YES YES NO YES CEC Accredited YES YES YES YES Solar Battery Rebate Approved YES YES YES YES Modular System - can be expanded YES NO NO YES Modular Expansion Increments No N/A N/A 2.5kWh increments Minimum Battery Size  10.24kWh  3.3kWh 13.5kWh 5kWh Battery Size Options Max capacity of PowerboxPro - 10.24kWh Max capacity with Powercube - 21.8kWh  Fixed sizes of 3.3kWh, 6.5kWh, 9.8kWh, 12.4kWh Fixed 13.5kWh 5 kWh Capacity Expansion Limitations Powerbox - max of 4 cabinets (40.96kWh) Powercube - 144kWh Max of 2 units (19.6kWh) Max of 3 units (40.5kWh) Max of 3 cabinets (45kWh) Outdoor Rated [...]

Why Dyness? Comparison Chart2023-02-08T00:50:51+00:00

Energy Australia urges federal government to focus on batteries.


Energy Australia says that the best way for the federal government to invest in the future of the power market and help economic recovery from COVID-10 is by subsidising battery installations. Head of consumer markets Mark Collette has made calls for a greater focus on accelerating the national transition to renewables to keep up with the recent rooftop solar panels boom by installing household and commercial batteries, to store excess energy created during the day. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s continued heavy focus on gas as the solution to fill the gap during overcast and windless periods when conditions for renewables are unfavourable has reignited debate about the best path for Australia’s transition, and fuelled concerns from environmentalists and some business leaders who believe stimulus funding would be better spent on expanding clean energy rather than carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Former Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull said this week that renewable-led economic stimulus would be much more effective than concentrating on gas. Mr Collette said “Solar energy is now quite economic without government subsidy, it’s probably a train that moves without anu support.  I think the case for action around batteries and different support mechanisms that might help on storage could be stronger because it helps some of the emerging challenges across the grid”. Energy and Emissions [...]

Energy Australia urges federal government to focus on batteries.2022-11-16T06:40:13+00:00

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