Because solar panels only produce electricity during the day, they can’t power your night-time electricity usage on their own. That’s why many people who have solar systems use energy supplied by our network at night.
But if your rooftop solar is generating more energy than you can use during the day, then you can store this energy in a battery. This means it’s available when you need it and you can take advantage of your own renewable electricity at any time of the day or night.
It’s a good idea to seek professional advice and research what’s right for you and your household. The Clean Energy Council has information available on their website that can help you make the right decision.