Is it worth getting Solar Batteries in the UK?

Around 970,000 UK households are already employing solar panels, which are growing in popularity, to help them rely less on the grid and cut their carbon emissions. Below you will find the benefits of using a solar battery with your solar panel’s system.

What advantages can solar battery storage offer?

Here are the top three reasons for investing in a solar battery for your home

Lower your electricity costs

Using energy wisely could enable you to save money. If you’re on a time-of-use tariff like Economy 7, you can be charging your battery on inexpensive nighttime electricity and utilising it during expensive hours.

Earn money for the energy you don’t use

New Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs may compensate you for any extra renewable electricity you create and export to the grid if you plan to install solar panels and a solar battery.

Reduce your carbon footprint

You may contribute to a Net Zero future by adding energy storage since you produce and use renewable energy.

What Is a Solar Battery?

A Solar Battery Solutions allows you to store the energy generated from your Solar Panels and consume that energy at any time. With our Battery Storage Solutions, you can either store and harvest your solar energy directly to and from the grid, or never have to rely on the grid again and use your own home battery system. Sell your surplus energy to others and give everyone equal access to green energy.

What to know before installing a home battery storage system

Here is a list of factors to take into account when purchasing a solar battery for your home.

Make sure you’re producing adequate electricity

If you want to see if a solar PV system would be beneficial for your home, use this helpful calculator.

In search of backup during power outages?

Confirm that the solar PV/battery system you are considering functions during a power outage because not all of them do.

Aim to make your house as energy-efficient as you can

To make the most of your energy, consider draught-proofing, insulation, energy-efficient lighting, and a smart thermostat, among other things.

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How much does a Solar Battery Storage cost?

The chemical components that make up the battery, its life cycle, its storage capacity, and its useable capacity are some of the main factors that affect the price of solar batteries. The price of a storage system in the UK may be affected by several factors and may normally range between £1,200 to £6,000.

A solar battery’s lifespan is 5 to 15 years, therefore over the course of the life of your solar panels, the battery may need to be replaced more than once (typically 20-30 years). The overall cost of building a whole solar panel system may go up as a result.

However, having a home battery storage system is unquestionably valuable if you are not home during the height of the sun’s rays. You’ll be able to store electricity in your solar batteries for usage later.

There are two types of Battery Storage Solutions - DC and AC systems.

DC Battery Storge system

A DC system is connected directly to the generation source (eg solar panels), before the electricity generation meter. You won’t need another inverter, which is more efficient, but charging and discharging is less efficient.

AC Battery Storge system

These are connected after the electricity generation meter. So you’ll need an AC-to-DC power unit to convert the electricity you generate into AC you can use in your home (and then back again to store it in your battery). AC systems are more expensive than DC systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are our solar batteries made of?

We use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, which is one of the safest types of lithium-ion batteries. LFP batteries can also do more charge/discharge cycles than other solar batteries, without the environmental concerns relating to cobalt-based batteries.

How big are solar batteries?

On average a battery is similar in size to carry-on hand luggage which you’d take on holiday. You’ll need somewhere to house the battery and system, they can be installed in most places such as in a garage, utility room, or even under the stairs.

Where will the battery be installed?

We will conduct a full survey of your home that will help you to decide on the best location for your battery. It has to be fairly close to your main consumer unit so we have to take that into account but we normally try to put it in a cupboard, garage, utility room, or somewhere similar.

Can I have the battery in the loft?

Yes. Unlike the older batteries, which were too heavy, the new ones are much lighter and can be placed in a loft.

Can solar panels work without battery storage?

You don’t need to have a battery for your solar PV panels to work. However, energy storage allows you to use more of the eco-friendly energy you generate in your home rather than exporting it back to the grid.