Battery Storage is Skyrocketing.
As households look to reduce their dependence on expensive grid-supplied electricity, and cut soaring power bills. A new poll has confirmed the increasing popularity of home battery storage in Australia.
The Reachtel poll, commissioned by the Climate Council, is the one who gathered information. They found that 74 percent of people surveyed expect household batteries to be commonplace in homes within next decade.
When asked about the motivation for adding battery storage, more than half of the respondents said to “reduce power bills”.
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Interestingly, 38 percent of people surveyed said they already owned rooftop solar. With this, more than two-thirds of that number (68%) said they were considering adding a battery.
This mirrors the findings of industry analysts SunWiz, whose latest data shows a surge in battery storage uptake, with more than 7000 systems installed across the nation in the first six months of the year – surpassing the 6500 sales recorded for all of 2016 – and track to pass 20,000 by the year’s end.
As prices fall and homeowners get wise to the savings they can generate. Climate Council chief Amanda McKenzie believes batteries will be as ubiquitous as dishwashers in Australian homes.
“Australians love rooftop solar, and most now expect home battery storage to be as commonplace,” said McKenzie on Thursday.
“Rising energy prices and a lack of a Federal energy plan are driving many people to take back control of energy. We’re getting smart to the fact that our energy system is changing.”