Wind turbines, solar panels, home battery storage - if it's discussion about renewable energy you're after, you'll find it here.
*EDIT: Thanks everyone for your participation, that’s all for tonight! Please keep the discussion going and questions coming – the guys will be happy to answer any additional questions over the coming days.
Hi everyone! As seen on ABC’s 7.30 Report tonight, starting 8.00pm EST our storage technology experts @elynchbell and @El_Zorro will be making themselves available to discuss AGL energy storage solutions with you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have!
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I am interested in installing a solar system with battery. I received a quotation for a 4.5kW system. How big is the battery I should buy and how much it cost?
4.5kW of solar is a perfect system size for AGL's PowerAdvantage Battery. It will fully charge the 7.2kWh battery pack. If you are signed up to the AGL Power Advantage club we will be in touch to discuss price soon.
Please explain how/if the batteries can be used to provide off grid power to my house on a routine basis but, at the same time, be an effective backup power source (like a UPS) in case of blackout. I would have thought that, if blackout happened at a time when battery was low, it wouldn't provide any useful emergency backup.
You asked if the battery could go outdoors.
Our initial battery offering need to go indoors. We have a couple of units in the pipelline that can be stored outside. Depending on how our testing goes we hope to offer later this year. As you can imagine, a unit that goes outside needs to be much more secure to keep the weather and bugs out. So that can add to cost compared to an indoor unit. Typically you will put it in the garage.
I'll post a picture in a minute.