There are many reasons why a home battery may be beneficial for homeowners.
At Total Solar Solutions Australia we know that every home is different which is why we offer multiple battery options such as Tesla, BYD and LG Chem
The benefits of storing your own electricity are many, including the ability to:
- Improve your energy security (eg. blackout protection)
- Slash your electricity bills even further
- Dramatically reduce your carbon footprint
- Become energy independent
- Protect yourself from power price increases
TESLA Powerwall is a battery for your home which allows you to store power. Connected to a solar system, it stores excess power produced by the solar system which has not been used in your home.
A solar system is a ‘use it or lose it’ resource. If your solar system generates more electricity than you need to power your home, the excess is fed into the grid. After dark, the panels stop producing power and then you buy power from the grid for your homes’ energy consumption.
By storing your excess solar power using Powerwall, your homes solar generation becomes an all day resource, decreasing reliance on the grid during the evening hours, or in the event of a black out. If the battery is full, the excess electricity is fed back to the grid.
Powerwall detects power outages and will automatically become your homes energy source when the grid goes down. Reducing your reliance on the grid reduces your electricity costs and your homes carbon footprint.
The TESLA Powerwall is connected to the TESLA app, where you can monitor your home’s energy production and consumption in real time. You can set your preferences to optimise your energy independence, outage protection or savings. Instant alerts and remote access allow you to control your system from anywhere.
A Powerwall system consists of at least one Powerwall battery and a Backup Gateway. The Backup Gateway provides energy management, metering and monitoring functions for Powerwall. It controls connection to the grid, safely disconnects your home and starts backup operation during an outage. The Backup Gateway includes communication functions for up to 10 Powerwall units, and receives updates for the system via a Wi-Fi connection.
The Powerwall comes with a 10-year warranty. Tesla guarantees the battery will maintain at least 70 percent of its capacity to hold charge during that time period.
BYD Battery Box
BYD is one of the world's largest lithium-ion battery manufacturers. B-Box is modular system allowing you to scale your energy storage to suit your needs
Battery-Box Premium HVS/HVM
The B-Box Premium HVS/HVM Series are scalable modules capable of high-powered emergency backup. They provide off-grid functionality, and are compatible with both single and 3-phase battery inverters including the ground-breaking Fronius Gen24 Hybrid Plus
Compatible with both single-phase and 3-phase inverters, B-Box Premium modules are suited to larger residential and commercial off-grid applications.
The BYD battery box is floor mounted and indoor rated (IP55). It is compatible with Fronius Gen24 hybrid inverter and has a 10 year warranty.
Battery-Box Premium HVS Specifications
Each Battery-Box Premium HVS is composed of 2 – 5 x 2.6 kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate battery modules connected in series.
5.1 – 12.8 kWh Useable
Up to 3 x identical Battery-Boxes can be paralleled to allow a maximum capacity of up to 38.4 kWh useable storage.
Dimensions (Full Stack)
1411mm × 585mm× 298mm (h x w x d)
Battery-Box Premium HVM Specifications
Each Battery-Box Premium HVS is composed of 3 – 8 x 2.8 kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate battery modules connected in series.
8.3 – 22.1 kWh Useable
Up to 3 x identical Battery-Boxes can be paralleled to allow a maximum capacity of up to 66.2 kWh useable storage.
Dimensions (Full Stack)
2110mm × 585mm× 298mm (h x w x d)