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Battery Storage Systems

Being able to store solar energy has come a long way in recent years. With dozens of systems available, we will assess your needs and calculate a suitable system and size for you. One size certainly does not fit all. most people who only use 30-40% of the solar energy they make during the day, adding a suitable storage system will more than double the savings you already make by extending your ‘solar day’ well into the evening and over-night.

Battery systems, when installed compliantly by accredited engineers will have no effect on your existing feed in tariff, if you have one.

And as our understanding of peoples’ energy use and habits grow it allows us to create bespoke solutions just for you.

Today, we can automate your solar energy to be diverted when you are generating more than you are using.  So you can heat water, charge batteries, charge a car, in what ever order you prefer, to suit your own situation and patterns.  You can even ‘smart-charge’ battery systems so in the winter when solar gain is low, you can top up at cheap rate overnight from the grid and discharge during the day.

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Domestic Battery Storage

Domestic battery storage is a rapidly evolving technology that is typically used alongside solar PV. It allows surplus electricity generated by solar panels to be stored for later use rather than exported to the National Grid.

If you have solar PV you can generate plenty of electricity when the sun is shining. But on overcast days you’ll make less, and you’ll make none at all at night. This generation pattern often doesn’t match up with when households want to use electricity - it’s at night when you want the lights on and to use appliances like a dishwasher or TV.

If your solar panels generate electricity and you don’t use it, it ends up being fed into the National Grid. You may get paid for it, but not as much as you save if you use the power yourself.

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Commercial Battery Storage

Energy storage or battery storage solutions are battery units that are installed on-site to offer businesses a means to store and discharge electricity at specific times, operate independently from the grid and offer backup power when needed.

In most cases, battery storage solutions are integrated with commercial solar panels as a means to capitalise on the energy savings they produce, as well as leverage a number of additional financial and environmental benefits.

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Is a solar battery worth it?

If you don’t have a solar battery, you’ll typically end up not using all of the power your solar panels produce.

You can sell this extra energy back to the National Grid, through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), but you’ll only receive a small amount typically between 3p to 7.5p per kWh.

Electricity currently costs nearly four times as much, at 28.3p per kWh, so you’ll save much more money if you simply store your excess energy in your solar battery for later and use it yourself.

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

How can energy storage benefit my business?

Improved sustainability

Store and utilise all of your clean solar energy to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and ‘brown’ energy bought from the grid.

Load shifting

Shift energy consumption from one point in time to another to avoid peak energy prices and reduce costs.

Emergency backup power

Draw energy from your battery and remain operational in the event of a brownout or period of energy rationing.

Scalable design

Scalable to the space and energy requirements of any site; from small businesses to large-scale solar parks.

Peak shaving

Discharge your free solar energy at times of peak demand to avoid demand charges and peak-time energy costs.

Energy independence

Integrate with solar PV, build a localised grid and operate independently from the National Grid

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