Behind the Scenes of the Solar Storage Revolution
Posted on March 16, 2016
Battery storage is increasingly becoming an attractive and viable option for homes in Australia. The disruptive technology, which is moving faster than expected, is set to revolutionize the way Aussies access electricity--helping more homes to stay independent of the national grid.Storage batteries are indeed the holy grail of renewable energy and a significant element to the massive transition from fossil fuels. The lithium-ion battery to be precise is the future that is already here with us, a power revolution for our homes. The storage device, the home battery, is taking power back to the consumer. With Australia being at the forefront of this energy revolution; you too need one of these to experience the potential of a 24-hour renewable power.
An Energy Revolution On The HorizonWhile buying home energy storage systems was in the past, an option for most Australians, the batteries and other storage components have been cumbersome, expensive and difficult to operate and maintain. This is one of the reasons why residential energy storage has, up until now been largely confined to storage buffs and off-grid applications.But, the emergence of the lithium-ion batteries and related technology is shifting all that. The next gen energy storage is expected to be cheaper, better and streamlined. In the near future, plug-and-play, set and forget battery storage for homes will become commonplace in Australian households that use solar.
Benefits Of The Lithium-ion BatteriesLithium-ion batteries come in almost any device you can think of – tablets, power tools, cell phones, notebook computers, and electric cars. They have some inherent features that make them distinct from the wet-cell lead acid batteries like those found in your car. These features include:
- Higher energy density
- Lower maintenance
- Lower self-discharge
- Increased cycle life
- No “memory effect”
- Smooth out the grid
- Store excess power
- Rapidly release power when needed