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Why Choose HCB Solar For Your Home
We are in Newcastle for the long haul. If we recommend a brand, it’s because we tested it ourselves at our own solar panel lab in Cardiff.
HCB Solar are proud to be the Solar Authorised Dealer for LG solar panels. LG are at the forefront of solar technology, including battery storage solutions. We ensure every brand we use, for any component we install, works to that same world best standard.
Our Solar Batteries
Solar batteries are revolutionising home solar power systems. Battery storage enables more families to use renewable energy to power their day-to-day lives. The result is greater self-consumption of solar generation and reduced energy costs. From 2.5kWh to 15kWh, any home situation can be covered.
The Tesla Powerwall 2 reduces your reliance on the grid by storing your solar energy for use when the sun isn’t shining.
A sonnenBatterie will allow you to cover around 80% of your yearly energy requirement with self-produced and clean energy.
These systems provide clean, renewable energy and can help you cut your energy bills
NSW Empowering Homes Program is now open.
What's on offer?
The program aims to deliver solar and batteries to 300,000 Households in NSW across 10 years through interest free solar and battery loans for eligible households.
The initial Pilot is being rolled out in the Newcastle and Hunter Region with a wider NSW Rollout expected to follow.
Frequently asked questions
Solar batteries typically use one of three chemical compositions: lead acid, lithium ion, and saltwater. However, lithium ion batteries are the most common and best battery storage option for a solar panel system, though other battery types can be more affordable
How much a solar battery will cost will depend on how big a battery you want and whether you are buying battery storage on its own or with an inverter/charger. But could cost between $8,000-$15,000.
Unfortunately, this is not a simple question to answer. How much battery storage you need requires a little math; we need to know the size of your solar system, how much solar energy you produce and the amount of electricity you consume.
The usable storage capacity of a solar battery is the amount of energy that can be stored or discharged by the battery. This battery storage capacity can vary depending on the kW size of the battery you get to go with your solar system, i.e. a 10kW battery vs a 15kW battery.
A solar battery can usually hold its charge for up to 20 years, but this can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including frequency of use and maintenance for example.
Some of the bigger batteries we have available include the Tesla Powerwall 2 with a 13.5kWh capacity and the sonnenBatterie with up to a 15kWh capacity. Contact us for more information on battery storage capacity.
Once your solar batteries are fully charged, any additional solar power that is generated will be redirected and sold to the grid.
With solar monitoring technology it is unlikely you will overcharge your solar battery. These intelligent solar system technologies monitor the systems generation, your consumption and redirects additional energy that’s generated to the grid once the battery storage capacity is full.
We only use trusted solar suppliers
HCB Solar has carefully chosen our partners and suppliers.
We are proud to be Newcastle’s Approved LG Solar Dealer.
The solar products we recommend are truly the best in the country.