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Home > Solar Battery Storage > How to buy a hybrid solar system

How to Buy a Hybrid Solar System

So you've got your heart set on adding batteries to a solar PV system or buying a complete hybrid solar system? I understand your motivation. Selling energy to the grid for 10c and buying it back at night for 30c sucks and batteries are a solution.

But... there are some realities about battery storage that you must be clear on - so that you go into the battery buying process with your eyes wide open.

I understand that not everyone buys based on financial payback, but money is a scarce resource for most people, so let's go through the financial realities first: Battery storage will simply not pay for itself at the moment.

As new products hit the market and economies of scale kick in this may change - but at the moment no battery storage product has an economically attractive payback period.

Please also be aware that adding blackout protection will cost even more. Many battery storage systems do not offer this as standard.

Please also be aware that going totally off grid is the only way to guarantee no electricity bills, but that is totally uneconomic for most people with an existing grid connection.

If you understand all that - and are still keen to support the emerging battery storage installation industry, then I salute you!

If you click the quotes button at the end of this page, I'll arrange quotes for a hybrid solar system from installers in our trusted network ASAP.

If you are keen to install batteries, and understand the issues above, then I encourage you to click below and use our totally free, no-obligation 'get 3 quotes' service to get up to 3 quotes for a hybrid solar system from installers in your area that we trust.

If you've decided against a hybrid solar system right now but still want to get quotes for a regular solar PV system that is battery ready, you can also do this by clicking below:

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