A Record Summer for Solar: Home Battery Storage is Driving the Trend

This summer, household rooftop solar systems supplied a record-breaking 14% of Australia’s electricity, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. As the demand for rooftop solar continues to grow, it has become increasingly clear that home battery storage plays a critical role in making the transition to clean, renewable energy.

Despite lower than average sunshine this year, Solar shows no sign of slowing down, providing more energy than brown coal and large-scale wind or solar farms.

Chelion Renewables, a leading battery manufacturer, has developed a new product to support the growth of small-scale battery storage schemes in Australia. The new iHome Hybrid battery and inverter are designed to assist households and commercial businesses in making the transition to clean energy. The iHome Hybrid system combines solar panels, a home battery storage system, and an integrated inverter to provide a reliable and efficient energy solution.

In 2022, a total of 2.8 GW of rooftop solar was installed, and with the increase in home battery installations, the trend is set to continue. The growth in rooftop solar and solar battery storage indicates that consumers are taking control of their energy supply, reducing their reliance on the grid, and becoming more energy efficient.

‘I’ve got Solar…but why would I need home battery storage?’

The iHome Hybrid battery and inverter from Chelion Renewables offer several advantages for consumers. First, they provide a reliable backup power source in the event of a power outage.

Second, they allow households and businesses to store excess solar energy generated during the day and use it during peak energy demand hours or when solar generation is low.

Finally, they help to reduce energy bills and minimize reliance on the grid.

The iHome HV Hybrid inverter can increase Home Battery Storage by up to 20kWh/Phase.
The iHome HV Series allows homes to have flexible storage options to suit their needs, with up to 20kWh per phase!
Image credit: Chelion Renewables

Home battery installations are also on the rise, with 7% of new solar systems now including a battery.

Chelion Renewables is committed to helping households and commercial businesses to transition to clean energy and improve their green credentials. With the iHome Hybrid system, and our range of larger-scale commercial batteries, Chelion Renewables can assist consumers in optimizing energy consumption and savings.

The growing demand for rooftop solar and battery storage in Australia is indicative of a fundamental shift in consumer behavior.

By taking control of their energy supply and becoming more energy-efficient, consumers are reducing their reliance on the grid and helping to drive the transition to clean, renewable energy.

Chelion Renewables’ iHome Hybrid system is poised to play a key role in this transition, offering a reliable and efficient home energy solution for households and businesses alike.