The stand alone power system is an off-grid energy system that disconnects you from the power grid. Yes, no more power bills ever! You produce the power you use.
Let’s talk about the battery storage system. The cheapest batteries are deep cycle, they require ongoing maintenance, water levels need to be topped up and the gas they produce needs to be vented. They are not good in extreme temperatures such as our Aussie summer.The Tesla power wall are lithium-ion batteries which require no maintenance, work in extreme temperatures and have a running life of about 10 years. For a mid-range cost. These are the newest on the market. You may have to get in the queue for these ones.
The Sonnenschein are gel technology imported from Germany. They require no maintenance and will last 20 years. They work well in extreme temperatures. These are the most expensive.
We have Sungel which are Aussie made. They have the same gel technology as the Sonnenschein and will last 20 years. They are cheaper because we don’t need to pay the import cost. They do well in extreme temperatures. Good for Australian weather.
If you are looking to have stand alone power installed know your energy storage system. Don’t just listen to me, do your research. Ask your installer to explain everything.
How do you find an installer? Easy as, use your favourite search engine and type in stand alone power. Check out their website and see what components they offer. Find the right one for you.
Go Green Australia!
Michelle Simpson (stand alone power advocate)