Batteries for Residential Solar Systems in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

With recent developments in solar battery technology, it is now possible for households to store energy until it is needed. This stops the need to connect to power grids during peak times, saving you money and giving Mother Nature a helping hand in the process! HCB Solar can provide you with the most up to date solar batteries currently on the market. Our area of operations includes Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

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2016 sees the introduction of solar battery storage options for residential solar systems.

The main benefit of solar batteries is to provide your own electricity in the peak consumption time of evenings and mornings, when electricity is at its most expensive.

Being an LG Platinum Dealer we will also be offering the 6.4 kw LG Chem solar batteries. Watch this space for other quality solar battery offers coming on line.

Solar batteries work with most panels; it is the inverter that they need to be connected to that is important. HCB Solar can advise you on this.

SMA and Fronius Inverters are battery ready with different components making them work with solar batteries. HCB Solar can provide you with full costings and suggest the best system for you based on their technical know-how.

The RRP cost is still to be clarified but a 2.5kw system with battery storage will cost $9,500 – $12,000 and a 5kw system with battery storage will cost $13,000 – $20,000.  So, using a cost of $17,500 we provide the following cost analysis for you.


  1. You decide on a 5.13kW system (18 x LG Electronic solar panels) and it costs you $17,500 out of pocket fully installed (after STC & including GST).
  2. You live in Newcastle where a 5.13kW system produces on average 21.17kWh per day. This assumes a north-facing roof with no shade issues and some normal efficiency losses.
  3. The price you currently pay for electricity is approx $0.23/kWh daytime and $0.41 evening.
  4. You use 100% of the energy your system generates during the day time 50% in daytime and 50% in evenings.
  5. Yearly System production = 21.17 units (kWh) x 365 days = 7,728 kWh per year
  6. Yearly Daytime Solar Consumption and Saving  = 3,864 units (kWh) x 0.23 = $888.75 kWh
  7. Yearly Evening Solar Consumption and Saving  = 3,864 units (kWh) x $0.41 = $1,584.25
  8. Yearly Benefit = $888.75 + $1584.25) = $2,473.
  9. Cost $/kwh of solar over 25 year life of system = $0.10/kwh (compared to $0.23 & $0.41 /kwh for grid electricity)
  • Return on Investment = $2473/$17,500 x 100 = 14.13% per annum
  • Payback period = $17,500/$2473= 7.1 years
  • And the price of this electricity will not go up!

CTA: For more information on the best solar battery storage options for residential solar systems, please contact us or call HCB Solar on 02 4040 4307.


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The new LG NeON® R at a similar physical size reached an incredible 360W (20.8% efficiency)!

This makes it ideal for solar systems seeking visually pleasing panels and for roofs where space is tight.

The NeON® R is also the right panel when future solar system expansion is considered. Or as a combo install of panels and solar energy storage via batteries as well as electric vehicle charging. The LG NeON® R is a very powerful module. The 30 multi-ribbon busbars at the rear of the module sets a new standard of innovation. It is the result of LG’s extensive solar R&D investment.

The LG NeON® 2 has seen many improvements, from

  • longer warranties,
  • higher efficiency,
  • stronger frames,
  • better wind loading.

is ideal for homes seeking a visually pleasing solar panel. And for roofs where space is tight or where you are considering future system expansions (e.g. to incorporate battery storage or electric car charging). The LG NeON® modules have double sided cells and CELLO technology absorb light from the front and the back of the cell. This technology sets a new standard for innovation and is internationally awarded.

The latest Mono X® Plus benefits from years of LG research. The fifth generation LG Mono X® Plus offers:

  • long warranties,
  • high efficiency,
  • strong frames,
  • Australia’s highest wind loading panel.

The LG Mono X® Plus will provide many years of clean, reliable energy. Choosing the high quality Mono X® Plus is an investment in superior standards of design, manufacture, back up support and warranties.

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