Sylvia invested in battery storage in November last year to add to her newly expanded 5kW solar system. Adding more solar panels and battery storage meant that her electricity usage in January this year was half that of January 2020.
“There were two main reasons I got a battery. The first one was that I wanted something for cyclone season when the power goes off. The second was because I was looking at my system and it was putting a lot of power back into the grid, and I thought: this is silly, I put it in during the daytime and then buy it back at night.”