NSW Farmers has developed a calculator to assist agribusiness enterprises in evaluating different batteries available on the market as part of solar generation solutions. Battery storage is criticial to the viability of solar for many agricultural electricity loads such as irrigation pumping, or feed preparation, which may occur outside of daylight hours. In NSW, they may also be helpful when repurposing grid connected solar following the end of the generous NSW solar feed in tariff. The calculator includes data for batteries currently available on the market from major suppliers, and enables users to select their State, appliable tarrifs and other key inputs from drop down lists.
The calculator can be accessed using this link: select the 'custom price' option in the spreadsheet and enter current prices to ensure up to date results.