A solar battery backup is a system that not only stores excess energy generated by your solar panels but also allows you to charge up at a cheaper rate when there is no sunshine. This enable you to use much more of the energy that's generated, instead of it going to the grid, providing you with further cost savings.
For just this reason alone, we believe that a battery backup solution is a crucial component for many medium to high electricity users when considering a solar installation.
There are a few other benefits too, which you can read about below.
With a solar battery backup, you can store the surplus energy produced by your solar panels during the day and use it when your panels are not producing enough energy, such as during the night or on cloudy days. This reduces your reliance on expensive electricity pulled from The Grid, lowering your energy bills further.
By using this stored energy when electricity rates are typically higher, you can further save on your overall energy costs.
Here's an example to illustrate its effectiveness: Let's say you have a solar panel installation that generates more energy than your household consumes during the day. Without a solar battery backup, this excess energy would be fed back into the grid, paying you anywhere between 2 to15p/kWh of energy exported.
With a battery backup, the surplus energy is stored in the battery instead. In the evening when your solar panels are not producing electricity, you can tap into the stored energy, powering your home without relying on expensive grid electricity (which will probably not be anything cheaper than around 30p/kWh).
This allows you to offset the energy you would otherwise purchase from the grid at higher rates, resulting in significant cost savings over time.
Furthermore, the ability to charge up your battery at a cheaper rate when there is no sunshine is a valuable advantage. During off-peak hours or when electricity rates are typically lower, you can use this cheaper grid electricity to top up your battery backup, ensuring it is ready to provide power when needed.
Selecting the appropriate solar battery backup depends on several factors, such as the size of your home, your energy needs, and your budget. Our team of experts can assist you in choosing the right battery backup for your home and provide expert advice.
Our team of solar installers can safely and correctly install your solar battery backup, ensuring uninterrupted power supply for years to come. We also offer tips on how to maintain your battery backup to maximize its lifespan.
When it comes to installation, our experienced professionals will assess your home's electrical system and determine the best placement and setup for the battery backup. We ensure that the installation is safe, efficient, and compliant with all relevant regulations.
In terms of maintenance, regular inspections are recommended to ensure the optimal performance of your solar battery backup. Our team can provide you with guidance on how to monitor the system, check for any issues, and perform basic cleaning and maintenance tasks. Additionally, we offer comprehensive maintenance packages to further ease your responsibilities and ensure the longevity of your battery backup.
To learn more about our solar battery backup solutions or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, contact us today at 0170 986 2026. Take the next step towards harnessing solar energy efficiently and effectively for your home.
Capture more electricity that your solar installation generates.
Reduce your reliance on expensive electricity during cloudy weather or Autumn/Winter.
Time-of-Use Optimization: Some electricity providers offer time-of-use pricing, where rates vary based on the time of day. With a solar battery backup, you can store energy when rates are lower and utilize it during peak hours, optimizing your energy usage and reducing costs.
Increased Energy Independence: With a solar battery backup, you can generate and store your own energy, reducing your reliance on the grid.
Reduce your carbon footprint: by storing excess energy from your solar panels, a solar battery backup helps to reduce your reliance on non-renewable energy from the Grid.
And many more
A solar battery backup system enables you to store the excess energy generated by your solar panels during the day. Instead of sending it back to the grid, the energy is stored in the battery for later use, ensuring that you can maximize your solar energy utilization.
Yes, you can charge up your solar battery backup at a cheaper rate during off-peak hours when solar energy production is limited or at nighttime when electricity rates are typically lower. This allows you to take advantage of discounted electricity rates and have stored energy available when you need it the most.
While solar panels can generate electricity during the day, a solar battery backup provides the ability to store and utilize excess energy, ensuring a reliable power supply even when the sun is not shining.
The capacity of a solar battery backup determines how much power it can provide. Depending on your energy needs and the size of your battery backup system, it is possible to power critical appliances or even your entire home during outages.
While solar battery backups are generally low-maintenance, regular inspections and basic maintenance tasks are recommended to ensure optimal performance and prolong their lifespan. Our team can provide guidance on proper maintenance procedures.
Yes, definitely, and in many cases we recommend that as a way to maximise the amount of energy your home can use. We can assess your current setup and recommend the most suitable battery backup solution that works for your budget and energy needs.
By storing excess energy and using it when electricity rates are higher, a battery backup can help reduce your reliance on the grid and lower your electricity bills. The amount of savings will depend on your energy consumption and the cost of electricity in your area.
Without a solar battery backup, excess energy generated by your solar panels is typically sent back to the grid. However, with a battery backup, you can store that energy for later use, maximizing self-consumption and reducing reliance on the grid.
Yes, a solar battery backup can be used in off-grid applications, providing a reliable power source in remote areas or locations without access to the traditional electrical grid. It allows for energy independence and self-sufficiency.
Many of our customers who are grid-connected choose to upgrade their system so that it will continue to run in the event of a power cut; we supply complete solar panel and battery backup solutions that enable that. Additional electrical work is required for such cases - we are fully-qualified to carry out such modifications.
Solar battery backups are designed with safety in mind. They undergo rigorous testing and adhere to industry standards to ensure their reliability and safe operation. Our solar installers will ensure a safe and compliant installation.
Yes, a solar battery backup can help meet peak electricity demand by providing stored energy when demand is high. This can reduce strain on the grid during peak periods and contribute to a more stable and efficient energy system.
The only time when a solar battery backup solution isn't so suitable is for a household with very low energy use. If the cost of emerging battery backup solutions continues to trend downwards, then even in those situations it might still become cost-effective.
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