A household guide to solar batteries in NSW

The home solar battery market in NSW is evolving quickly. Battery storage can give people the power to bank their solar supply and use it at any time, but assessing whether a home battery can deliver significant benefits can be challenging.

Whether battery storage is right for you, and which kind to get, depends on what you want it to do.

The NSW Home Solar Battery Guide was published in July 2017 to help households make informed decisions when considering buying and owning a battery system.

You can download the guide, some fact sheets and some practical examples below.

If you are interested in discussing the resources, please contact us at sustainable.energy@industry.nsw.gov.au.

The NSW Home Solar Battery Guide

The guide covers topics such as ‘understanding your energy use’, ‘your home power station’, ‘will a battery save me money’, and ‘buying a solar battery’.

Download the complete NSW Home Solar Battery Guide.

Fact sheets

Five fact sheets are available, giving a quick overview of key topics from the NSW Home Solar Battery Guide:

Practical examples

A solar battery system needs to be tailored to your home’s energy usage, the size of your rooftop solar system and when and how you use electricity. It is difficult to provide general advice that will apply for all situations.

To get an idea for what range of system size and costs you should expect, have a look at these practical examples: