Solar Battery System

Get more from your solar battery system

Solar battery system, also known as solar energy storage systems, are devices that store excess electricity generated by solar panels for later use. They are a crucial add-on to a solar power system, enabling homeowners and businesses to optimize their energy usage and reduce reliance on the grid. A battery used well will allow you to avoid paying for power during the evening peak load, saving you thousands of dollars over the life of the battery. It can also provide backup power with  blackout protection.

Maximise your solar investment

Solar batteries work by capturing and storing electricity produced by solar panels. During the day, when solar panels are generating more electricity than is being consumed by the home, the excess energy is diverted to the battery for storage. This stored energy can then be utilized during periods of low or no solar production, such as during cloudy weather and during the peak demand period of the evening. By storing excess energy, solar batteries help maximize self-consumption of solar power and reduce reliance on electricity from the grid. It is a better alternative than selling (exporting) the excess power for a nominal profit. Why not store your own energy and then use it back at night, maximising your energy savings.

Solar Battery System Payback period

In Adelaide, the payback period for solar batteries can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the solar system, electricity consumption patterns, and the cost of electricity from the grid. On average, the payback period for solar batteries in Adelaide ranges from 4 to 7 years. The more the cost of power goes up each year, the shorter the payback period becomes. Each year batteries have got better, cheaper and more reliable while the warranties have got longer. There is never a better time than now to invest in a home battery. Avoid paying for power at peak demand rates, use your own energy from your solar battery. It makes good sense.

When it comes to the average cost per battery, it depends on various factors, such as the brand, capacity, and quality of the battery. The current average cost for an Adelaide solar battery ranges from $6,000 to $12,000. This price estimate includes supply and installation, full wiring to Code, and blackout backup wiring in your switchboard. You will need a Hybrid Inverter to run your solar with batteries, we take into account your situation and design the system for maximum yield at the best possible price without going over the top. There is also the option to retro-fit solar batteries in Adelaide using a charge inverter, and keeping your existing solar inverter. We have all the options to save money with a solar battery.

We sell all the big brands

We only use reputable brands for solar batteries in Adelaide, including but not limited to, Goodwe LYNX, LG Chem, Enphase, TESLA, Sonnen, and BYD. Each brand has its own unique features and benefits, it can be confusing so we do the research and compare different options to find the most suitable battery for your specific needs and within your budget.

Solar Battery System Warranties

Everyone wants to know about battery warranty periods, generally, solar battery warranties range from 5 to 15 years, depending on the brand and model. We don’t use cheap unreliable products in our business, and look for products with a 10 year warrant minimum. Some suppliers also offer performance guarantees, ensuring that the battery retains a certain level of capacity over the warranty period. We carefully review the warranty terms and conditions to understand what is covered and for how long, and choose wisely for our Customers to ensure their satisfaction.


In conclusion, solar batteries are essential for storing excess electricity generated by solar panels. They work by capturing and storing energy during high production periods for use during low production or high demand periods. The payback period for solar batteries in Adelaide varies but generally falls between 4 to 7 years. The average cost per battery ranges from $6,000 to $12,000, depending on various factors. Reputable brands like Goodwe, LG Chem, Enphase, TESLA, Sonnen, and BYD offer solar batteries in Adelaide, each with its own unique features, specifications and benefits. Warranty periods can vary between 5 to 15 years, and it’s crucial to understand the terms and conditions provided by the manufacturers. At First Choice Solar we do the hard work for you and will only offer great products at great prices and follow through with a great install and great service.

Useful Links

SA Gov – Free Energy Advise –  Advisory Service
Clean Energy Council –
Goodwe LYNX
LG Chem

Tesla Powerwall - Adelaide Solar Battery
LG Solar Battery
Growatt Solar Battery
BYD Solar Battery
Alphaess Solar Battery