Solar Batteries

Store your energy when the sun is up. Use it when it’s down.

If you already have solar you could cut your household electricity costs further by installing a solar battery.

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Do you...

  • Have solar panels installed?
  • Still pay more than $100 on your energy bills?

A home battery allows you to store your surplus energy to use later in the day making your energy bills even less. Technology advances have made batteries a worthwhile investment – and they look great!

Speak to one of our team today to find out if your home is perfect for a solar battery.

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See why a battery may be the smart choice for your property

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Three ways a solar battery could help you

Store
and Save

Storing your daily energy is ideal for people who are not around as much during the day. When you get home in the evening you use the solar power you generated that day.

Protect from
blackouts

Having a battery backup is perfect for when the grid goes down. Storm blackouts or summer overloads will be a thing of the past.

Sell your stored
energy for a profit

When your neighbours need emergency power the grid can draw from your battery at a premium price.

What are the costs?

Are batteries really worth it?

Absolutely. In a blackout, you’ll be the only house on the street with all the modern conveniences like hot water and a working freezer.

Another reason a battery could be worth it for you is if you’re not always home during the day. When you’re not using the energy being created, you can save it for later when the sun isn’t shining.

Using your stored energy is often better for you financially than selling it back to the grid. The costs of buying back energy during peak times often negates the profits you make selling it during the day.

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Premium Partners

We partner with reputable brands to give you quality and assurance

Doing things the smart way means you’re protect by our outstanding workmanship and product warranties long into the future.

For our batteries we partner with brands like Tesla Powerwall, Samsung Sungrow and Alpha ESS – the three world leaders in battery technology.

Frequently asked questions

Feel confident about your decision to have a Solar Battery installed. Below you’ll find our most frequently answered questions. If your question isn’t included, please call us on 1300 133 055 and chat to one of our support team.

A: Absolutely. Not every household is at home during the daytime and unfortunately feed in tariffs are not guaranteed at the level they are now. Regardless of this general feed in tariffs are still way lower than a peak energy rate which is usually around 30cents in NSW and up to 46 cents in other states. Why not store power and use it rather than taking the risk of only getting between 9 and 29 cents when you can store it and use it when the peak rate is around 36 cents minimum?
A: Solar batteries store energy produced by your solar panels so you can use that energy later (for example, when the sun has gone down). So when you install a battery as part of your system, you can store the excess energy it produces at your home, rather than sending it back to the grid. So you’re not hiking up your energy bills at night time using lights or the tele. And because they store energy at your home, you’ve got short-term backup power if there’s ever a blackout.
A: Batteries have a mini computer built inside them which can be updated like an iphone can be when the latest software comes out. As much as batteries are hardware, their tech is built around software. Meaning, your batteries will be updated to current standards when they get older.

If the technology changes with panels and I get new ones, will my battery still work? Or do I have to have a certain type of system?
“Regardless of what system you have, an AC battery will be able to connect with any inverter. This means it’ll work with any solar panels.”
A: 95% of batteries can go inside and outside, so they can be easily placed next to your inverter, your garage, or if you really want to, in your living room. They’re usually no bigger than a computer modem and can be easily hidden away.”
A: You absolutely have the option to do that. You bought the system, so you own the system. However, a solar and battery system can add up to 3% to your property value, so you can choose to make the money on the house sale and use it to buy a new system for your new home.
A: The batteries we sell all come with surge protection, so during a storm or power outage the battery will still work. And because most of them have a healthy supply of backup power, your essentials like your fridge and wifi will still work. And yes, your neighbours will be extremely jealous when this happens.
A: This depends on what battery you buy, and of course, the company you buy it through. Most batteries have a warranty of 10 years, and most good battery manufacturers will let you extend that to over 20.
A: People don’t tend to spend every minute at home, and you’re very unlikely to use all the power the system generates.

Having a battery also qualifies you for a Virtual Power Plant, or VPP. It’s a system of home solar and battery systems working together to generate and store energy, and feed energy into the grid.

Once your system and battery are hooked up, we will be able to remotely charge it or discharge energy from it back into the grid. For example, we can do this during times of high demand so you’re getting paid more money for the energy you’re selling back to the grid.
A: It builds up as a credit on your bill which, if you are in credit on your total bill - you can withdraw that money to your bank account. It’s no different to your energy retailer charging you. Basically you’re charging them for energy when normally they charge you.
A: A general battery only takes around 2 hours to install, and then you’ll be up and running.

Savings calculator

Calculate how much Smart Energy can save you on your electricity bill.

My electricity bill per quarter is:

$350

$100 $1,000

Your estimated savings:

$150

Based on day time usage

$180

Based on night time usage

1. Estimated Savings

Pick your solar system

Recommended system sizes based on your energy bill. Bigger systems generate bigger savings.

6kW – Covering your minimum energy needs

20 x Panels
1 x Inverter
Old bill

$350

New bill

-$100 c

Estimated yearly savings

$1,800

8kW – Covering a standard family energy usage

26 x Panels
1 x Inverter
Old bill

$800

New bill

$100

Estimated yearly savings

$2,800

10kW – Covering a large family's energy usage

32 x Panels
1 x Inverter
Old bill

$1,200

New bill

$400

Estimated yearly savings

$3,200

We will recommend suitable premium panels based on your needs from our trusted solar panel partners:

1. Estimated Savings
2. Pick your Solar Systems

We have flexible payment options for you to choose from:

Smart Savings Plan

No upfront cost to you!

With our Smart Savings Plan, your system is paid for out of the savings it makes.

Pay Up Front

Pay with cash and a 10% deposit on the day.

Enjoy ongoing savings plus a great return on your investment.

Complimentary Smart Care

Smart Care is Smart Energy’s full-service customer care and warranty package that's available to you from the moment you make the smart switch. It means support whenever and wherever you need it.

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