The solar battery was installed into its new home in the garage. It’s hooked up to a smart meter and connected to the solar panels on the roof.
With the help of the AGL app, Kartik’s been able to calculate how long it will take for his solar battery to pay for itself. This could change over time as prices and solar feed-in tariffs change. The app also shows him how much energy his home is using, how much is stored in his solar battery, and how much has been shared back to the grid.
“I use the AGL app very actively to track my energy cost. And I’m tracking that partly to figure out what’s my return on the investment for the solar panels and the solar battery.”
With the help of a solar battery, Kartik and his family can use energy generated by their solar panels regardless of the time of day or temperature – while potentially saving money.
“When you can rely on power you generate for yourself, you have more control over how your household runs,” he says. “You can run devices in your house without having to worry as much about the power bill because we’re consuming what we generate.”