What is a Hybrid system?
A Hybrid system is a grid-connected solar system that also has batteries. While the sun is out, whatever your system is producing that you are not directly consuming gets sent to the batteries. Once the batteries are fully charged, the excess production that you are not consuming will be diverted back to the grid and you will likely receive credit for this from your energy retailer (Feed-in Tariff).
When the sun goes down, you will consume energy from your batteries first and once you have used all of your batteries usable capacity, you will then consume your energy from the grid until the sun comes up and your solar system starts to generate energy again.
Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than petrol cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.
To create an entire sustainable energy ecosystem, Tesla also manufactures a unique set of energy solutions, Powerwall, Powerpack and Solar Roof, enabling homeowners, businesses, and utilities to manage renewable energy generation, storage, and consumption. Supporting Tesla’s automotive and energy products is Gigafactory 1 – a facility designed to significantly reduce battery cell costs. By bringing cell production in-house, Tesla manufactures batteries at the volumes required to meet production goals, while creating thousands of jobs.
And this is just the beginning. With Tesla building its most affordable car yet, Tesla continues to make products accessible and affordable to more and more people, ultimately accelerating the advent of clean transport and clean energy production. Electric cars, batteries, and renewable energy generation and storage already exist independently, but when combined, they become even more powerful – that’s the future we want.
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Did you know that there has been a national electricity price increase by 20-30% on July 1st 2019? And this is set to be an annual trend for years to come.
What does this mean for you?
In our opinion, there’s never been a better time to go solar!
If you already have solar and have been thinking about adding batteries to your system (turning it into a hybrid system) we would have previously told you ‘It’s not viable right now, batteries won’t pay for themselves over the life of the battery’.
With this electricity price increase, batteries will start to make financial sense for more people. It is important to ensure you have enough excess energy each day to charge a battery.
Contact us for more information as it will still be selective homes that it makes financial sense for.