Powering the new economy with clean energy
Many households and businesses already attach battery storage to their clean energy systems. Now is the time to grow the industry, encourage the take-up of storage and help make Australia a renewable energy leader. With public interest high, now is the time for a targeted, five-year support package to drive down costs and put battery storage in reach of every household and business.
Battery storage can reduce network peaks and troughs by storing electricity during off-peak times and discharging it during the peak.
Household imports from the grid may increase during the night and reduce during the peak when battery storage is used.
Batteries also reduces the amount of electricity that is exported to the grid from rooftop solar during the middle of the day. This has the capacity to significantly reduce variability and stabilise grid supply.
This reduction in variability may drive down electricity prices because ramp rates will be better regulated.
Batteries also have the capacity to assist network ancillary services and act as a source of back-up power for the grid.
Battery storage will allow consumers to lower costs and use more of their own renewable energy. Battery storage has many other benefits including the enabling off-grid communities and facilities, utility scale storage to assist in grid management and the use of electric vehicles as storage.
Download our free e-book about battery storage at http://batteryebook.gridedge.com.au, which is designed to help consumers understand some of the different ways to compare different battery technologies.
When consumers go online to compare different batteries there is so much conflicting information available it is very difficult to get a clear picture of what is available and to understand what is happening in the industry.
If you are looking for reliable information it is a good idea to look at battery technologies that have been around for a while and have results based on real life testing, such as our SoNick batteries that have been used in installations worldwide since 2006.
When considering battery storage people need to consider issues such as battery safety and recycling as well as degradation over the lifetime of the battery’s life. These factors can make a big difference in the overall cost of the batteries, both to the consumer as well as the environment.
If you would like to know more about getting safe, reliable, recyclable, SoNick (molten salt) battery storage for your own home, business or micro-grid application visit us at http://GridEdge.com.au