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How batteries make solar power more affordable than ever


How batteries make solar power more affordable than ever

In recent years, solar energy has gained immense popularity as a clean and sustainable power source for Kiwi homes. The ability to harness the sun's energy to generate electricity heralds a new era of lower utility bills, lower household carbon footprints and energy independence for New Zealanders. 

The upfront cost of solar installation continues to drop as solar panel technology gets more sophisticated; the other game changer is battery storage

Let's look at how batteries can make your home solar investment go even further. 

The role of solar batteries

Traditional solar power systems lacked an efficient way to store surplus energy produced during peak sunlight hours. With solar battery storage, homeowners can now store this excess energy, effectively making their solar system a 24/7 energy source. Solar batteries do require an initial investment, but it's crucial to understand that this cost directly contributes to the ‘payback’ of your solar energy in the long run. 

Minimising reliance on grid electricity

For households with solar power, you still rely on energy from the electricity grid at night time. A battery system will store excess solar power from the day, for use at night time, plus help ride out the price surges that come with higher demand in winter or weather-related regional power outages, and essentially enable you to live ‘off-the-grid’!

Keep your phone charged, and no more puddles under the fridge during an outage.

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Get paid for any unused stored energy

If you don’t use all of the energy you have stored in your battery, you can export the excess energy back to the grid, which can create an additional small income stream. Harrisons Solar customers also have the added benefit of exclusive access to the highest buy-back rate of 18c per unit, so your solar investment goes further with us.

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High quality solar batteries

The Tesla Powerwall

Tesla's Powerwall is the world's most sought after battery and is a compact, scalable home battery system that stores your home's solar energy, for use at any time. It can provide your house with electricity during the night, during blackouts, and allows you to maximise the potential of your home solar system. The Powerwall is also touch-safe and weatherproof, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations.

Tesla powerwall

See our specials page for all details and T&Cs. 

Contact the Harrisons team today for a free, no-obligation, in-home consultation; learn about our interest-free payment options and other easy finance plans; and take the first step in slashing your power bill and saving the planet!

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