How to Buy a Hybrid Solar + Battery System

So you’ve got your heart set on adding batteries to a solar panel system or buying a complete hybrid solar system? I understand your motivation. Selling energy to the grid for 10c (or even less) and buying it back at night for 30c (or even more) sucks – and batteries are certainly a solution.

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

I understand that not everyone buys based on financial payback, but as money is a scarce resource for most people, let’s go through the financial realities first: 

Battery storage is still quite pricey at the moment

As more solar battery manufacturers arrive on the scene, new products hit the market and economies of scale kick in, this will slowly change. And with the right installer, using certain brands, it is already possible to get a great deal on a solar and battery system when you buy them in one hit.

Also be aware that adding blackout protection to a home energy storage solution add to system costs Many battery storage systems do not offer this as standard and without it, you’ll be in the same boat as your neighbours during a blackout – without electricity.

Bear in mind too 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.

To get a better idea of the financial impact of batteries, try our solar and battery calculator – it not only calculates payback, but also how savings are affected by energy storage and solar panels separately.

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 “get my quotes” button below, I’ll arrange quotes for a hybrid solar system by trusted installers in our network for you as soon as possible.

If you are keen to install solar 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 receive up to 3 quotes for a hybrid solar power system from installers in your area that we trust and have been pre-vetted.

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

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