your battery storage system operates at an optimal level and achieves its
expected service life you'll need to think about where you locate the system.
Here are our top seven things to consider when deciding where to install your battery
Ventilation and heat Batteries need to be in well-ventilated areas
and away from sources of heat, including direct sunlight.
Accessibility Your battery should be easily accessible for
Safety A battery storage system should be enclosed and
have suitable warning signs indicating that a large amount of energy is stored
Protection Batteries should be protected from vermin and
Isolation You need to be able to quickly isolate your
battery from the electricity network in the case of an emergency.
Weight Batteries can be quite heavy so a structural
engineer may be needed to review the storage location and recommend appropriate
fittings to meet building codes.
Inside or outside? Installing a battery storage system inside your
home or business is often not the best solution.
possible to take your battery system with you when you move house, so long as a
qualified electrician performs the task and notifies your electricity distributor
(eg. Ergon Energy Network). However, a battery system can weigh over 500kg and may be
considered a fixture of the house when selling.