Supporting the Solar Industry


There are currently over 2.3 million homes in Australia which have rooftop solar PV systems, and it is projected that there will be at least another million homes to have rooftop solar installed over the next four years. In contrast, there has been a small proportion of homes who have installed battery storage systems with their rooftop solar. Currently, one in eight new solar systems installed included batteries. Industry reports issued in 2017 and 2018 predicted that the uptake of battery systems in Australia would rise in the next few years. Industry forecasts of battery installation by 2020 ranged from 150,000 to 800,000. These predictions have proven to be optimistic, and the reality is probably closer to 70,000 by the end of 2020. It is difficult to obtain accurate battery installation figures because mandatory registration of power systems has only come into effect in early 2020. The main reasons for the lower than expected uptake of batteries are: Batteries have been perceived to be unviable Concerns about safety issues with some older Lithium battery chemistries (pre LiFePo4) Lack of flexibility in battery sizes (ie. Leading brands have limited fixed sizes). Installers have been hesitant to recommend batteries despite an increase in customers interest. With these issues in mind, Solar Battery Store has sourced a [...]

Supporting the Solar Industry2022-11-17T12:01:28+11:00

Supporting the Telecommunications Industry


Company directors, George Drougas and Nestor Diaz founded Solar Energy Warehouse in November 2019, after 12 months of in-depth research and planning. They both came from a telecommu infrastructure deployment background and have worked in the Australian Telecommunications industry for a combined period of over 50 years.  Solar Energy Warehouse has an extensive network of connections with most telecommunications carriers in Australia i.e. Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, TPG and NBN, plus numerous vendor companies such as Nokia, Visionstream, Silcar, Kordia, Huawei and Service Stream, to name a few. More specifically, George and Nestor have both been involved in the deployment of mobile phone networks nationwide and for all major Australian telecommunication carriers.  They have in-depth knowledge of property, design and construction of mobile network site programmes. With this background, they believe there is an opportunity to introduce alternate battery technologies to provide power backup systems within their networks, which rely mostly on traditional lead-acid batteries.  All Telecommunication companies in Australia are now trialling alternate battery technologies with a view to move to implement this change quickly. The feedback we’ve received from our contacts in the telecommunications industry is that the typical lifespan of lead-acid batteries in their networks is around 7 years, however many batteries have been failing within 3 years.   The three main advantages [...]

Supporting the Telecommunications Industry2022-11-17T12:12:51+11:00

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