The Tesla Powerwall II has become increasingly popular in recent years, but is it worth the cost to have one installed?

With more Australian home owners opting for solar power than ever before, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. To help you decide if solar power is right for your property, the team at Quantum Solar in Tweed Heads have put together a guide below outlining the benefits of solar power and specifically the Tesla Powerwall II.

What are the benefits of solar power?

Solar power is significantly better for the environment. By switching to solar, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint and start your journey towards using greener and cleaner energy. Solar power doesn’t release any greenhouse gas emissions compared to electricity which heavily relies on burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. The other huge benefit of solar power is the long-term running costs. By having solar panels installed to your property, you can drastically slash your power bills each quarter.

How do solar batteries like the Tesla Powerwall II work?

Essentially, the Tesla Powerwall II stores the energy captured by solar panels so that it can be used at a later time or when the sun goes down. By having a Tesla Powerwall II installed, you can become more energy independent, maximise your solar-self consumption and reduce the amount of electricity required to purchase from the grid.

What are the different types of solar batteries & what is the Tesla Powerwall II?

There are a range of different solar battery options out there. Two of the most common are lithium ion and lead acid.

Lithium ion batteries are generally the best choice for residential properties. Although the more expensive option upfront, lithium ion batteries are more compact and have a longer lifespan than other types of solar batteries. A common example of a lithium ion solar battery is the Tesla Powerwall II.

Lead acid batteries have been around for decades and are one of the cheaper options for home energy storage. The downfall of opting for a cheaper solution like this is that it works on older and potentially outdated technologies, it will also have a lower DoD compared to newer solar batteries like the Tesla Powerwall II.

So, is the Tesla Powerwall II worth it?

You get what you pay for when it comes to the Tesla Powerwall II. It will be well worth the upfront cost to purchase a Tesla Powerwall II or similar when considering the long term benefits you will reap. An ‘all in one’ style solar battery such as the Tesla Powerwall II inverter will prevent you from needing expensive upgrades down the track.

Here at Quantum Solar, we install solar power systems including the Tesla Powerwall II for residential and commercial properties as well as assisting with off-grid solar solutions. Based in Tweed Heads, the Quantum Solar team provides our services throughout the Northern NSW and south East QLD regions. Get in touch today on 1300 4 SOLAR for all enquires.