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Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down?

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 Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down? When installing an energy storage system, unless specifically wired for off-grid capabilities, your system is still grid tied. This means that although you now have an energy storage system that can store your excess energy, you are still able to draw needed electricity from the grid. For many home owners this is important, as their battery is not capable of providing enough to sustain their house-hold over several days of bad weather, or for their high power usage habits. As such, being grid tied allows these users the freedom of still accessing read more…

kW and kWh Explained

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 kW and kWh Explained No doubt as you have started immersing yourself in the world of solar and energy, you have heard the phrase kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) being used. Unfortunately these terms are often misused, or deemed interchangeable, when in fact although they make up the a similar element of energy, they aren’t the same. So lets start with the basics to help us understand what these phrases mean, and how they effect your solar.   What is the difference? A kilowatt (kW) refers to the measure of power that is electrically generated at any particular moment. Using a simple read more…

NextGen F&Qs

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 NextGen F&Qs Please see attached PDF for SolarHub’s F&Qs regarding the NextGen Pilot program, for any additional questions please contact us on 1300 213 422 or email sales@solarhub.net.au FAQ.NextGen SolarHub

Gross and Net Metering

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 Gross and Net Metering Energy storage systems are a great step forward for many net metered solar systems, yet many consumers don’t know if they are net, gross, or what the difference is. Below we have outlined the basic difference for you, and our belief to why energy storage systems will be an exciting opportunity for many solar system owners. Net Metering When energy is created through a net metered solar system, the energy is first fed to the home or business’ appliances and internal power needs, with any excess being exported to the grid. If any additional energy is read more…

Going Off-Grid with an Energy Storage System

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 Going Off-Grid with an Energy Storage System Energy storage systems are fast becoming a popular investment for many homes or businesses that have, or are installing solar. With exciting technologies already on the market, including the Tesla Powerwall, and LG RESU, it would appear as if energy independence is finally within grasp for many. Yet do these technologies make you independent from the grid, and how essential is it to generate all of your own energy? These are some of the more frequently asked questions regarding energy storage systems, which we hope to answer for you below. Do energy storage read more…