With feed in tariffs dropping, is it worth exporting?
Now this one may work 2 different ways, depending on your set up. Andrew’s system exports back to the grid, but not a whole lot, enough to charge the battery he’s planning on getting but not much more than that. Andrew is a staunch Tesla PowerWall 2 fan, because to be honest, there’s not many other products on the market that offer the same capacity for that same price point! If you’re looking at getting a big system and know you’re going to be filling your battery by mid-day, it may be worth making sure you future-proof your system to ensure your inverter is compatible with flexible exporting limits (read more about here). The other reason Andrew wanted the Tesla battery is because in a blackout, the Tesla with instantly flick over in a split second, barely even noticeable when it happens. We’re seeing more and more instances of grid instability on the news, especially in the summer period. In Andrew’s locale of Cockatoo, he’s had 16 blackouts in the last 12 months!