The huge leap forward in battery technology has seen an immense amount of interest in people looking to go off-grid, store their solar energy (self-use) and become energy independent. However, the rapid pace of technology has resulted in some confusion over what is achievable and which battery system is best suited to individual households. Costs can also vary widely depending on the amount of energy storage capacity (measured in kWh) and type of inverter installed. Here we help explain some of the advantages of home battery systems, provide a price guide, present some alternative options and compare several of the leading battery systems.
For those new to solar, see our basic introduction to the different solar system types including grid-tie, off-grid and hybrid battery systems.