Victorians turning to battery storage as solar sales climb
A rise in battery sales for solar energy is showing more Victorians moving towards cleaner energy solutions.
Sales of solar systems that include battery storage have increased by almost 30 per cent in Victoria.
New data from RACV Solar reveals over the past two years battery storage sales have increased from five per cent of all systems, to more than 30 per cent of all new solar system installations. Victoria is now the second biggest installer of battery storage in the country, behind South Australia, according to industry analysts Sunwiz.
In the last 12 months, RACV Solar completed the installation of more than 1,300 new solar installations for both commercial and residential properties, including 2.4 megawatts of solar power at RACV resorts. “We have experienced significant growth and I couldn’t be prouder of the team. We’ve continued to help many Victorians with their solar and battery needs,” said RACV Solar CEO Andy McCarthy.
This year RACV has invested in major solar installation projects – including the Geelong Community Solar Program, Holmesglen Institute’s Moorabbin and Drummond Street (Chadstone) campuses, and the Narellan Town Shopping Centre project in New South Wales – to support the ongoing growth in solar in the community. This comes as solar energy and the uptake of battery power has been experiencing an unprecedented level of demand.