Hybrid Solar Grid Connect with Storage

Store excess power for later use in your property with Hybrid Solar Grid Connect with Storage (battery solutions) that keep your home running even when the sun's not shining.
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Hybrid Solar Grid Connect with Storage

As the name suggests, this system shares many of the attributes of a standard grid connect with the added advantage of storing some of the excess power for use later.

Basically you use the power you make during the day and at the same time you are charging your batteries for use at night. There are factors to consider such as:

  • How much power are you using during the day? If you have the air conditioner on all day you may be using all available power and there is not enoogh left to charge the battery.
  • On an overcast day you may not get a full charge. This is weather dependant and will cahnge with the seasons.
  • How much power do you use at night? If you do your washing at night want to put it in the dryer, your battery will not last.

These are all issues we will discuss with you and take into account when designing a system to meet your needs.

Though it costs more than a standard grid connect system, the primary role of a grid connect system with storage is to save more money on power bills with the added advantage of having a limited source of power during minor network outages.

Access power from your storage system during periods of limited sunshine such as cloudy days and during the night. In addition to using stored energy to reduce power bills, most hybrid systems also provide limited back up power for use during power outages.


Dreaming of Zero Power Bills?

Join a Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

Discover Energy is leading the solar energy revolution with VPP Cloud based software that turns your home into a Virtual Power Plant and Energy Trader, giving you more money for your Hybrid feed-in than standard retailer offers, and reducing your carbon footprint.

What is VPP?

A VPP is a network of homes with battery storage connected through smart technology. The VPP goal is to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by enabling more use of renewables.

Join a VPP

Your Solar powered home becomes a VPP (Virtual Power Plant) with Smart Grid Solutions recommend battery and inverter combination.

Charge & Connect

Your home charges the solar battery which stores energy and powers your home 24hrs a day. The Inverter is connected to specialised software.

Sell Excess Power

Cloud based software monitors your inverter and the Grids energy demand, then sells your excess power back to the Grid maximising your energy income.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can my home be fully connected after a power outage?

No, hybrid systems will not allow unlimited power during a blackout and will not allow extended use without being reconnected to a grid. You can run small appliances, but not large household appliances like air conditioning units, hot plates, refrigerators, ovens, etc.


Can I add batteries to my existing system?

Yes. There are now a significant number of user-friendly batteries available on the market that can be added to nearly any existing solar systems.


Can you help us get set up as a Virtual Power Plant (VPP)?

Yes, Smart Grid Solutions is a supply partner of Discover Energy and we have the skills and solutions available to get you set up as a virtual power plant, helping you reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint.


How do we sell and get the best price for the excess power in our VPP?

VPP’s are powered by the solar system and stored in your home battery. Our smart algorithms determine the optimal time to sell the stored energy back to the grid for you at premium prices.

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