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[VIC] 4.8kwh Solar Storage Battery & Smart Hybrid Inverter for Existing Solar System $3,799* @ Eko Energy (Select Areas)

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Disclaimer: I work for eko energy.

The Victorian Government (Solar Victoria) has defined a list of postcodes that are eligible for the battery rebate of up to $4,838. For more info - https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/solar-battery-rebate. To be eligible for this rebate 2 of the main criteria are:

  • You already have solar PV panels installed with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW
  • Sits within a targeted postcode, as identified by Solar Victoria

Eligible Postcodes:
3048 3038 3059 3064 3106 3752
3754 3212 3217 3218 3226 3228
3024 3351 3377 3467 3936 3939
3941 3942 3943 3944 3977 3978

If after checking the full eligibility criteria listed on https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/solar-battery-rebate and you believe you are eligible, eko energy are offering a Tier 1, Clean Energy Council (CEC) Approved 4.8kWh battery comprising:

• 5kW Redback Smart Hybrid Inverter with 10 Year Warranty - https://redbacktech.com/homeowner-small-business/
• 4.8kWh PylonTech Battery that stores excess solar power not used during the day to use at night & provides backup power in case of a blackout. Comes with a 7^ Year Warranty - http://www.pylontech.com.cn/about.aspx
• Starting Price From $3,799*

Battery Storage is expandable to take up to 11.8kWh.

You can also take advantage of EnergyAustralia's PowerResponse - Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Program, where you get a $1000 credit on your bill once your Redback system is fitted and sign up with EnergyAustralia for your electricity. Plus EnergyAustralia will credit you a further $20 per PowerResponse event (minimum of 6 events to a max. of 20 events per year) - More info - https://www.energyaustralia.com.au/home/help-and-support/faq...

CommonWealth bank are also offering a $500 cashback. More details here - https://www.commbank.com.au/latest/green-home-loans.html

*This offer is inclusive of the means-tested Victorian Governments battery rebate of up to $4,838. You can bring this price down further to effectively $2,179 if you take up EnergyAustralia's PowerResponse program detailed above along with CBA's $500 cashback.

^Standard PylonTech Battery Warranty is 5 Years, when registered you get an additional 2 Years, totalling 7 Years.

For reviews of eko energy - https://www.solarquotes.com.au/installer-review/eko-energy/

For more info or any questions feel free to email me on kez.hassan@ekoenergy.co or to discuss your interest in a battery solution, feel free to book in a convenient time here - https://info.ekoenergy.co/meetings/kez-hassan1

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  • +2 votes

    Eligible Postcodes
    3048 3038 3059 3064 3106 3752
    3754 3212 3217 3218 3226 3228
    3024 3351 3377 3467 3936 3939
    3941 3942 3943 3944 3977 3978

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    How long would the battery take to deplete typically?

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      There is no simple anwser, I assume he as quoted the battery size, usable energy will be less depending on how "low" you can discharge it, so usbale will probably be around 4kwh ish. My baseload atm is around 0.4kwh, so I could probably get throught the night, if I don't cook or do anything else 😂😂

      Also it would be good to mention what the warranted amount of cycles are, when it says backup what's the max load the battery can support in backup mode before it shuts down due to overheating.. In case it even shuts down.

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      The user @Olli has answered this best.

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    will we also be getting some sort of rebate in NSW at the end of the year?

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    This is a forum post? Not a bargain post, that I can see.

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    provides backup power in case of a blackout

    I'm confused.. so this battery just sits there and does nothing until the 2 or 3 times a year there is a blackout and then kicks in? It's not actually there so you can use your solar power at night? Why are we paying rebates for this (through our taxes). Or am I missing something?

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      It does let you use your solar production at night. (But see my next post.) It most likely will NOT work in a blackout.

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      You can use the solar power at night with this battery. The battery stores any excess power that you don’t use during the day.

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    I would NOT recommend people pay for battery systems unless they want to do so for "moral" reasons rather than financial.

    It's much simpler to work out the economics for a battery than a PV array, storage * power price = the most you can possibly hope to earn per day, then balance that against the cost.

    5 units (not quite) * 25¢ = $1.25 per day.
    $3799 / 1.25 / 365 = 8 years 119 days in an absolute best case scenario in which you ignore the FIT from your PV, and you somehow always fully charge the battery during the day and always fully discharge it at night, and your battery performance doesn't suffer in that time frame (which is of course longer than the warranty period.)

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      I like how you’ve done that calculation. We are finding most people that go for batteries are for moral reasons as well as not wanting to have bill shock, better idea of what their bill will be each month, want that independence and if their area is prone to blackouts.

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      Agreed that load shifting solar isn’t going to pay for the battery, especially with a high feed in tariff, but at that price a combination of load shifting solar + VPP incentives + blackout protection could make financial sense, so you don’t need moral reasons. It still isn’t a no brainer by any means, but it could make sense for some.

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        Get a generator if you want blackout protection.

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          A simple generator is certainly cheaper - no arguments there. A battery is a premium option that will (hopefully) automatically kick in when the power goes out as well as being a lot quieter and creating less fumes. I think if you wanted it to kick on automatically and reliably then the generator option would start getting much more expensive, possibly more expensive than a battery.

          Some people do have regular blackouts (like once a month sort of regularity) and to them it might be worthwhile. If that's what you want then you should also check whether the battery can charge off the solar while the power is out and whether it can provide enough current to run what you want to run during a blackout because not every battery can.

          I'm certainly not trying to convince anyone to buy a battery - I'd generally do the opposite and say that unless you are really sure you want one for some non-financial reason you probably shouldn't be getting one.

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    CommonWealth bank is offering a further $500 cashback on a 5kW solar system. More info here - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/475001

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    Latest on available QLD & VIC rebates for Redback Battery systems here - https://redbacktech.com/battery-schemes/

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    To discuss your interest in a battery solution, feel free to book in a convenient time here - https://info.ekoenergy.co/meetings/kez-hassan1

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