Buying a solar battery setup checklist
Step by step guide to getting a solar battery setup!
Ever had knots in your stomach after receiving your electricity bill? You’re not alone. The Grattan Institute says wholesale electricity prices rose across the Nem by 130% on average between 2015 and 2017, with household bills in some states increasing by up to 20% in 2017 alone.
So if you want to enjoy your air conditioner, heater, tumble dryer, and second fridge without worrying about the bills, Listen up!
Unfortunately, we have very few options to reduce our power bills. We could always use less power, but sacrificing our creature comforts isn’t something any one of us wants to do. This is where a solar battery can come in handy!
As electricity prices bite, it pays to be smart about energy options for your household and it turns out many of the biggest ways to save electricity don’t require a big investment of your time, like a solar battery setup.
But with so many options on the market, choosing the right solar and battery setup for your house can be daunting so we’ve broken it down into eight easy steps for you. Ready? Let’s get started.
Steps to getting a complete solar and solar battery setup
Step 1: Research and speak to an expert about your household's needs. We all use energy differently, it's important to get a setup tailored to your family and get your facts together. Want some help? Speak to Reposit
Step 2: Speak to an expert accredited solar installer and obtain quotes (Reposit can recommend installers in your area)
Step 3: Select your solar setup based on your household’s needs and pay your deposit
Step 4: Sit back while your system is manufactured and shipped out
Step 5: Research and speak with electricity companies to compare the best plan for your location and setup. (Yep, Reposit can help you here as well)
Step 6: Book in your installation date with an accredited installer
Step 7: Get your solar power and battery switched on
Step 8: Put your feet up, after all that work rest well knowing you made a smart decision for your household.
Make your battery smarter with Reposit!
Did you know without Reposit, your battery is basically a brainless vessel, incapable of thinking on its own? It would never consider recharging 24 hours before cloud cover hits, or rewarding your household with GridCredits® to help reduce your electricity bill.
Reposit Power monitors your power usage habits to make predictions on how much energy you will need.It is constantly talking to your panels and/or battery setup to monitor and predict your:
- Household usage: the total energy used by your house, including energy from the grid, solar and your battery.
- Solar generation: how much energy your solar panels produce. Reposit Power also monitors the weather to predict how much solar energy your system will produce in the next 24 hours.
- Battery state of charge: how much energy is stored in your battery (if you have one). Reposit Power can predict how much energy your battery will capture and store, or discharge into your house.
- Grid usage (Import and export): how much energy you buy and sell to the grid.
But Reposit Power does more than just monitor your home energy usage – it manages your home energy usage and works out how to save energy when it matters most.In fact, Reposit Power can automatically switch on your power-hungry appliances like dishwasher, washing machine or even your pool pump when your solar panels are generating excess energy to make sure you’re getting the best value from your solar and battery setup.
Reposit’s energy management system even has a unique way of outsmarting the big energy providers in a way only the smartest technology can.Reposit learns when and how your household uses electricity and predicts how much solar you will generate up to 24 hours in advance.It then uses this information to sell any excess energy back to the grid at peak times (when the cost is high!) and waits for off-peak periods (when the cost is lowest) to fill your solar battery up with energy again if needed. Find out more about reducing your electricity bill.
Need more information?
Got some questions? It doesn’t matter where you are in your solar battery journey, Reposit is here to help. Feel free to get in touch with one of our awesome consultants if you need some advice or have some further questions.