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Can I store the energy my solar system generates instead of exporting it?

You can use battery banks to save energy if you do not wish to export it

Most of the solar systems in Australia are grid-connected systems, i.e. connected to the electricity poles and wires (the grid) to pull in electricity or feed electricity back to the grid. They cannot store power in the home for use at night without adding storage batteries to the solar power system. Storage batteries can sometimes still double the cost of a system, and therefore many homeowners for now decide to install a solar system without a battery.

Off-grid solar power systems are solar systems in more remote areas, where there are no poles and wires connecting the home. These off-grid solar systems are generally designed to store electricity in batteries for homes that are not connected to the grid and batteries for off-grid systems can be expensive, in some cases as much as 50% of the total system cost.

Many LG solar partners can design on grid and off grid solar systems. They are also qualified to advice you about batteries and feed in tariffs. Google LG Energy - solar installers to find an installer near you.