Solar Power & Batteries Northern Beaches Showroom

Local Solar & Battery Showroom – Now Open!  Largest range of Smart Solar Systems and Solar Battery Storage.  See the solar panels and batteries you are considering installing. Try out the SolarEdge monitoring system that lets you view your panel performance individually and get a real feel for your solar power generation and consumption.

LG 335 NeON2 solar panels, REC 275W solar panels, SolarEdge 300W Optimised Smart Panels | SolarEdge optimised inverters, Fronius string inverter | Telsa Powerwall 2 storage battery, sonnenbatterie, LG ChemRESU, VARTA | installation equipment, monitoring and more…

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Air Conditioners & Solar

Solar storage batteries have reduced the cost to you and the environment of running an air conditioner.  Now, the NSW Government is offering households and businesses between $200 and $1000 off the installation price when they buy a high-efficiency air conditioner through an approved installer.  The offer is for a limited time and full details are available from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment.

How solar storage batteries work

When people are working, air conditioners tend to be used most in the evening and at night.  They can use a lot of expensive electricity.  A solar storage battery gives you control over the solar energy you generate.  They enable you to store your power for use after the sun goes down. When you install a solar storage system, the energy flows around your house are controlled by your solar inverter. The job of the inverter is to keep you off the grid. It does this by supplying the house with energy firstly from the solar panels, secondly the battery and finally the grid. It knows where and how much energy is needed because of an energy consumption/export meter we install into your wiring. You can now monitor live data from your solar panels and battery capacity to see if the air conditioner, pool pump or clothes dryer is really costing you. Better still you can now connect appliances to home automation devices that work together with the solar inverter ensuring they won’t switch on unless there is enough excess energy being produced by the solar system. You can even turn your electric hot water tank into a solar PV powered tank that only heats with excess energy from your solar panels.

Designing a solar system

Solarpro has 10 years of solar system design experience.  We cater to different needs and budgets.  Let our design experts work with you to create the perfect system for you.  Choose from sonnen, Powerwall or LG RESU solar batteries.

Tesla Powerwall 2 Sale Now On

Great savings from Solarpro on Tesla Powerwall 2 with Gateway when you buy with a solar system over 5kW.  Offer ends 31 March and must be installed by end April.  Stocks are limited so be quick!

This customer went for a 16kW solar system with the Powerwall to get large electricity savings and independence.  Even with systems just over 5kW once a battery is included you are enabling yourself to use around 90% of your own power.

Should I Buy a Solar Battery Now or Wait?

The cost of waiting is higher than buying a solar storage battery now.  A bold statement perhaps, but if you look at history and analyse the figures it’s true.  The value of an energy storage battery is that it reduces your electricity bill by 90% or more in some cases.  Just do the maths!  Any discount has to be high to be worth waiting for.

It also provides freedom and control in the face of rising prices and on-going issues with our very old electricity grid. You keep your lights on in power cuts; you can sell your excess power back to the grid and in the future you will have the chance to sell your excess solar into virtual power plants and to people who want renewable energy but can’t produce it themselves.

Customers of ours who bought the LG RESU and Tesla Powerwall 1 batteries when they first entered the market are so far ahead in energy savings and control of their own power that they tell us frequently they don’t regret buying when they chose to.

There are several battery options to suit different needs.  Tesla Powerwall 2 is slick looking and has high storage capacity.  We have some special deals going on the Powerwalls & gateways right now.

The sonnenBatterie shown in the photo is also a great choice.  It’s the only battery currently available that was specifically designed for home use.  It has 10 years of reliable history behind it and is able to cycle more times than the other batteries.  This makes it a good option for the future if you are thinking of producing solar to sell.  Purchasing a sonnenBatterie gives you an option to join sonnenFlat which is a community of solar producers and gives you a discounted monthly electricity price.

Also available are the smaller LG RESU and VARTA batteries.  We will find the battery that suits your needs and budget.  Give us a call, visit the web site or come to our showroom in Allambie Heights.  We have the largest selection in Sydney of solar panels, storage batteries, inverters and other equipment on display.

 

Don’t Be Out of Power Again!

Were you one of the 31,000 homes inconvenienced by the major power outage on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Tuesday afternoon? Were you in the dark like everyone else for the evening? Would you like to be one of the few who weren’t?

If you have a solar PV system you are halfway to being ahead of the game when it comes to blackouts! Add a battery on to any existing solar system and with a back-up you can keep your lights on when everyone else in the street is in the dark.

If you are yet to install a solar PV system there are incentives currently on offer and Solarpro can provide you with a competitive quote to supply and install a new system.

Solarpro’s Showroom in Allambie Heights

At Solarpro we have the largest range of batteries in Sydney and we’re installing them every week in households like yours.

We also have an extensive Showroom where you can come in and talk to our extremely knowledgeable representatives about a solar PV system and/or battery option that will be tailor suited to your needs.

We are partners with the biggest brands in the battery industry including Tesla, sonnen, Varta, and LG.

24 Hour Sun Power

Use solar power when there is no sunlight. Storing solar power enables you to use your own solar generated electricity whether there is sunlight or not and where needed, purchase grid electricity at an off peak rate to use when power is more expensive. We have options to suit different needs and budgets, including sonnenBatterie which gives an option to cap electricity costs through sonnenFlat.
All Solarpro batteries are Virtual Power Plant ready and approved under the Clean Energy Council Battery Assurance programme for safety and performance.

Sonnen Solar Battery Manufactured in Australia

Sonnen, the World’s leading manufacturer of solar storage batteries, has shown its commitment to Australia with the opening of its battery manufacturing facility in Adelaide.   This will benefit the whole of Australia.  50,000 energy storage systems are expected to be built in the next five years for Australian and export markets.  Sonnen’s Chief Executive Officer, Christoph Ostermann, has committed to participating in making Australia the number one market globally for energy storage systems.

Sonnen batteries are super smart energy storage systems that provide double the kilowatt-hours of competitors.  The intelligent storage system automatically adjusts the energy use so that most of your self-generated energy stays in your home.  For battery owners who choose to join sonnenFlat; stored energy that you don’t need is used by other sonnenFlat members who need it at that time and excess energy is made available to you by others when you need it.  The shared system is administered by sonnen and paves the way for Virtual Power Plants.

Creating a Virtual Power Plant

Sonnen is creating a “Virtual Power Plant” in South Australia to support the State and National Grid infrastructure. The Company already runs a ‘virtual power plant’ in Germany, connecting thousands of households with PV (photovoltaic) storage systems. Sonnen’s intention is to have a network of batteries of sufficient scale to enable it to sell the equivalent of a gas-fired peaking power station into the National Grid. Mr Ostermann said, “sonnen will bring great benefits to South Australia through jobs at its Australian Head Office and the factory in Elizabeth, lower energy prices for households that take up the battery programme, and increased retail energy competition, decreasing energy prices for everyone. Furthermore, we expect to contribute to increased grid reliability through the ability of the network of sonnenBatteries to store energy and act as a Virtual Power Plant in a decentralised grid.”

Smart Solar & Batteries Showroom

The sonnenBatterie is one of four solar storage batteries in Australia that have been approved as Virtual Power Plant ready.  The others are Tesla Powerwall 2, LG RESU and VARTA.  Solarpro has a showroom on Sydney’s Northern Beaches where you can view all these batteries and other examples of smart solar technology like SolarEdge optimised inverters.

Accredited solar storage battery installers

Not all installers of solar power systems are trained and accredited to install solar storage batteries.  Correct installation of the battery and ensuring it is interacting properly with the solar power system is very important. It is worth ensuring that your installer is certified by the manufacturer of the battery.

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is currently accrediting solar storage battery installers in the same way they did for solar power systems.  This is part of their initiative to ensure battery safety.  The sonnenBatterie shown here is being installed by a CEC accredited solar storage battery installer.

Solarpro is certified by Telsa, sonnen, LG and VARTA to install their solar storage batteries.

How Solar Storage Batteries Make Money

Start thinking about making real money from solar – remember the benefits from high feed-in tariffs?! Solar storage batteries do much more than keep the lights on at night.  Used smartly as part of a ‘Home Energy System’  (Solar Panels, Battery and Appliances all working together) they can not only reduce your electricity bills but be a powerful addition to our electricity grid.

Yes, you save money by charging the battery during daylight and discharging later in the day – using more of your own energy and load-shifting. Your ‘Home Energy System’ or ‘Mini Power Station’ can do a lot more.

Making Money Using Solar Storage Battery Systems

We are often asked if home and small business generators of solar power will ever make money from it as was possible with high feed-in tariffs.  The answer is yes.  The amount of money is uncertain, but there are opportunities opening up and there could be more. Virtual (renewable energy) Power Plants already exist and are increasing.  Here are some things to consider:

Sell Home Solar Power to Energy Companies

The wholesale price of electricity goes up when demand is high.  This often happens within seconds and is called spiking. To remain profitable many of our power stations only run when prices ‘spike’.  It’s happening within seconds and the money involved is high. They need power sources that are fast to start-up.  Well set-up home solar/battery systems can switch to ‘export mode’ quicker than gas, diesel and hydro.  Progressive energy companies are already buying solar from people with solar storage systems rather than just from power stations.  This is only going to increase and become more competitive in prices that are offered.

Be Paid to Reduce Consumption at Peak Times

Companies that manufacture and maintain Electricity Poles and Wires have to ensure they don’t overload and melt during peak electricity generation times.  This is very costly for them and they have begun to offer money to customers who reduce consumption at peak times.  This is precisely what solar storage batteries can do and is another revenue source for people with solar and battery systems.  A smart home solar storage system can also push energy back up the electricity wire to keep it cool. This is only the beginning!

Become Part of Australia’s ‘Ancillary Market’

Power stations that are capable of rapidly detecting and correcting frequency deviations between electricity generation and customer use are part of an Ancillary Market.  They are extremely important to our electricity system because if the amount of electricity being pushed into the system is out of balance with the amount of energy consumers take out a ‘black-out’ can occur. These power stations detect and correct in seconds.  A smart solar storage battery system is very, very good at detecting these frequency deviations and responding rapidly.  They could provide a more reliable, balanced grid using renewable energy.

 

To fully benefit from the possibilities with your solar storage system relies on good optimisation software.  This is where it is important to select the correct storage battery and system size and where Solarpro experts can help.  We do not use the word experts lightly.  We have been through assessment, training and accreditation by the World’s best solar storage battery manufacturers including sonnen and Tesla. Talk to us about installing a smart ‘Home Energy System’ in your home or business.  We have a wide range of options to suit all needs and budgets.  We typically provide Three Quote options.

The home in the photograph is using the very smart, World leading, sonnenBatterie recently installed by Solarpro as part of its Home Energy System.

Solar Reducing Costs for Business

Almost every business in NSW could reduce their costs with solar. We specialise in solar for businesses who lease their premises.

The benefit of solar differs from a return on investment perspective from business to business. Even if you have a good deal with your energy retailer or you are leasing premises, there is likely to be an opportunity to leverage solar power to reduce your power bill. Let us show you how much you could save while making a positive contribution to a shift to renewable energy. We are a small business renting premises ourselves and are currently getting solar panels installed and showing our business park neighbours what they can save.

Over 2 million households have led the way by installing solar to offset their residential power bills and contribute to the generation of clean energy. There are large savings to be had for businesses. Including loans, tax benefits, government and other incentives. We design solar power systems with storage batteries if required.

Solar System Design

Whatever the shape or material your roof is made from you may be able to have a productive solar system. Optimised systems like SolarEdge have enabled greater design options. For example, we can use different roof aspects without reducing the amount of solar power. The same is true for managing shade from chimneys or trees on one or more panel. The ability to run from East to West rather than just placing panels on a North facing roof helps to give a more consistent production of solar power throughout the day, rather than peaking at mid-day when you perhaps don’t need it.

Then there are the solar panels we choose to use e.g., LG NeOn solar panels that produce the same amount of solar energy as their larger counterparts. Meaning either less panels need to be used or we can fit a powerful panel in a position that wouldn’t be big enough for a larger panel with the same solar output.

Finally, there are the fittings that are used. Using top quality fittings and having relationships with manufacturers enable us to find innovative solutions where others may just see problems.

For home or businesses either give us a call or learn more from our web site.